Choose your Robot Brain
Have a Robot Brain : I think its important to encourage young people to embrace the scientific way of thinking. Because Scientist are open-minded, honest and curious people that make data-driven decision. They contributed to solve big problems and brought us essential technology that we depend everyday.
We need more Scientist. Inspire the next generation to stay focus and listen to lessons require new tools that engage students to make things and experiments . Essentially we need to empower young people to become Makers and learn multi cultural topic thought the STEM learning.
Arduino is the easiest way to start experiment and build your robotic project. It is fast enough for any projects and expandable with “shields”. Arduino can control motors, lights, read sensors. It’s easy to program either with it’s official IDE or with mBlocks “graphical” programming.
The best part about the Raspberry Pi is it works just like a regular desktop PC, powerful and significantly smaller. This device has become extremely popular in the last few years among students, programmers, schools, hobbyists and more because it’s so cheap, readily available and you can do so many things with it… including building your own robot.
Meet pi-top , powered by the Raspberry Pi as robot brain this modular computer works that combines digital making, coding and practical projects.
- A Raspberry Pi 4 is at the heart of the pi-top .
- 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 processor.
- 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM.
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
- Breadboard with 40 pins
- Small Screen and buttons
- Various sensors
The intro of this articles is inspired from the Mug-O-Matic Project by Michael Graham
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