Learn to Prototype Projects and Applications with the LaunchPad Ecosystem

Presenter

The LaunchPad Ecosystem from Texas Instruments allows makers to rapidly prototype projects and applications using affordable modular hardware powered by TI technology. TI has one of the largest portfolios of embedded processing, analog, and wireless integrated circuits and you can use LaunchPad to start evaluating these parts for your next project. The Energia IDE allows makers to quickly create code to run on the LaunchPads and drive BoosterPack plug-in modules. Quickly add WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, sensors, displays, LEDs, and more to your LaunchPad project to create demonstrations of home automation, motor control, and dynamic lighting.



SciPlay

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The Picture Dots app invites young children to take pictures and label them with interactive dots that add color, text, music and sound. GeniGames is a computer based game that teaches kids about genetics by breeding dragons.



Arduino NFC

Presenter

Learn how Near Field Communication (NFC) can be added to your Arduino project using the Adafruit or Seeed Studio NFC Shield. I'll demonstrate reading and writing NFC tags with Arduino. I'll also show to send data between Arduino and your NFC phone.










The Maker Commons

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MakerCommons.org is a website for educators and students to create and participate in a variety of hands-on learning projects. Maker Common brings people from around the world to challenge the idea of lecture based learning.






Orbotix

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Sphero is the world’s first robotic ball that you control from your smartphone or tablet. Choose from over 30 apps and launch a whole new world of gameplay. Drive Sphero, turn your living room into a video game with augmented reality apps, or upgrade family game night with multiplayer games. Sphero is even making moves in the classroom with crash courses in programming using MacroLab. The result is limitless possibilities for new types of gameplay that meld the virtual and real worlds for a fun gaming experience.


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