Teaching Engineering via Kits
The power of the internet and technology in it’s own right means that now, engineering technologies can be brought into schools, colleges and universities all over the world.
There are several global companies who offer complete turnkey kits, and some of them include free curriculum resources and worksheets.
There is also a wealth of FREE resources if you want to teach yourself Arduino or any programming language. Lynda.com offers free trials. The content is extremely thorough although I recommend watching on one screen and doing the work on another.
Whilst coding can be self-taught, electronics would require some simple components and board, so it is best to get started by buying a kit or a few items from Maplins and following a simple project online.
Farnell Element 14 also offer design challenges, and plenty of community interaction to lean and develop programming, electronics, and engineering skills.
We have read recently about a school in Papa New Guinea who have benefitted from such solutions, working with Locktronic electrical courses in the form of a kit.
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