Circuit Playground Express for Business School Students #CircuitPlaygroundExpresss @MSMakeCode @gallaugher

from Circuit Playground Express for Business School Students #CircuitPlaygroundExpresss @MSMakeCode @gallaugher
by Mike Barela

Boston College professor John Gallaugher writes in Medium about teaching business students the art of coding and engineering.

This year I wanted to give students an experience that combined coding with some basic engineering. The low-cost Circuit Playground Express from Adafruit Industries is ideal. The firm’s founder and lead engineer, Limor “Ladyada” Fried, is also a great role model for students interested in entrepreneurship.

There were several goals in integrating the CPX into the course: 1) provide a lab where concepts of fast/cheap computing and its relation to new product and market creation could be more deeply appreciated and explored, 2) provide an introduction to coding and hardware in a way that was approachable and inspiring, 3) introduce more students (especially women & students of color) to possibilities in tech, and 4) provide a “gateway drug” for students hooked on this experience to follow up with additional courses.

You can read the whole article on Medium. Thanks John for the endorsement!

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Also check out the new book Getting Started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express now out for introductory learning for the CPX.

Original article: Circuit Playground Express for Business School Students #CircuitPlaygroundExpresss @MSMakeCode @gallaugher
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