The developmental platforms Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BBC micro:bit constitute Physical Computing platforms, whereas they combine hardware and software for the support of applications which interact with the ‘physical world’.
These platforms are basic STEM educational tools, since, they combine, through problem solving, the components of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a single scientific area (interdisciplinarity) and helps pupils to understanding our increasingly digital world, making able to solve problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.
BBC micro:bit is a cost-effective hardware solution for school education which enables the digital creativity of young students. Coding is not just for Computing classes! The micro:bit comprises great projects for Design Technology, Physics and even Art and Music classes. The micro:bit was designed to be classroom-friendly from day one. Super easy to start but with endless possibilities, from elementary school to university!
Are you a teacher looking to bring some innovation into your classroom? Over the years Arduino has been the brain of thousands of projects, from everyday objects to complex scientific instruments.
Raspberry Pi is a complete personal computer in the size of a credit card. At the same time, we have access to GPIO pins for the connection of alternative circuitry and shields, making the Raspberry Pi act as a Development Board itself.