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Are you finding it hard to get your students out of the classroom at the end of the day as they don’t want to stop tinkering with the Intel® Galileo or other Arduino compatible board? 123D CIRCUITS has a solution.

Waiting for your Intel® Galileo to arrive in the post? Get creating, designing and programming now with 123D CIRCUITS

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Are you finding it hard to get your students out of the classroom at the end of the day as they don’t want to stop tinkering with the Intel® Galileo or other Arduino compatible board? 123D CIRCUITS has a solution.

Their website application yields a simulated Intel Galileo/Arduino environment that allows students to test their physical circuits and virtual code without access to a physical Intel Galileo machine.

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Students can add components from LEDs to Servos and then add and adjust code to see if their theory turns in to action. It is also a really useful tool when you only have a small number of Intel Galileo boards to go around as students can prototype and test their code before accessing the real board.

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One nifty feature is the ability to collaborate on designs, meaning students can work together even remotely. Once completed students can access and print a comprehensive materials list, a huge power up for Design Technology classes, and incorporating budgeting and project management as another skill to add to the core Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology elements.

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Is it hard to use? In a word…no…but it does require students to sign up for an account and obtain parental permission, but the auto email feature means an account can be created in class and approved by parents overnight to allow the class to continue the next day….and what an awesome way to engage parents in design, coding, technology and engineering discussion.

There are a range of tutorials available on their blog, the ‘Blink’ example a great place to start even explaining the code elements for students.

Now all we need is for 123D Circuits to add a Galileo board…I am off to start a petition!

A huge thanks to Daniel Green @ MacICT Innovations centre for the link to this cool tool!

Links:

123D Circuits: https://123d.circuits.io/

Blog (For tutorials): http://bit.ly/123Dtutorial