STEM Education is at the heart of Proto-PIC through our Academy, Kits and Consultancy Services. We work closely with Educators to develop and manufacture a wide range of accessories and STEM educational teaching aids.
Enable your students to set their ideas alive with activities using the BBC micro:bit, Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Working closely with you, we can design specific projects and kit for hands-on learning. Our work is aligned with the curriculum, supporting students develop their skills in communication, problem-solving, collaboration and critical thinking. As well as, skills in exploration, invention, computational thinking and curiosity.
A number of key education services are provided by Proto-PIC. We support the development of STEM curriculum through the project design and manufacture of components. Schools, colleges and universities can sign up to our Maker Club. This is supported by our online Proto-PIC Academy.
The BBC Micro:bit is an ARM-based embedded system developed by the BBC for use in education. It is aimed at getting kids into electronics – something very close to our hearts here – and can be programmed via a web interface. It has LEDs mounted on the board so kids can make scrolling messages or simple graphics. They can even connect up other things like temperature sensors using the croc clip rings on the board. We were really excited when we saw this and have lots of BBC micro:bit goodies in stock.
You can read about how we worked with educators to develop the Proto-PIC board for the BBC micro:bit. Click here to read the STEM bulletin by SSERC (Scottish Schools Education Research Centre).
We can also assemble kits purchased from our store for you, write Arduino sketches, provide design consultancy, and can even program a wide range of Atmel AVR chips as well as PICs.
Working with children and young people to encourage a love for electronics and STEM is close to our hearts. Proto-PIC offers 30-day accounts to all UK and Irish Schools, Colleges and Universities. Read more about Proto-PIC’s Educator discounts here.
If you’d like to discuss further, how Proto-PIC can support your STEM curriculum, please contact us.