New EdPy lesson plans & resources
Posted by Wiltronics Research Pty Ltd on November 2, 2017 / 0 Comments
Microbric have released a new set of progressive lesson plans for EdPy, the Edison programming language using Python. The full set of teaching resources includes student worksheets, a teacher guide, app documentation and an Australian Curriculum linking guide for Years 7-10. Read more...
Firmware update for V1 Edison robots now available
Posted by Wiltronics Research Pty Ltd on June 16, 2017 / 0 Comments
Microbric have released the latest firmware for V1 Edison robots. This update provides V1 Edison robots compatibility with EdPy, the Python Programming app for advanced users. It will also give full compatibility with the upcoming EdBlocks, the programming platform for younger learners. Read more...
ARD2-INNOV8 Shield: Coding Innov8ion!
Posted by Wiltronics Research Pty Ltd on May 3, 2017 / 0 Comments
The ARD2-INNOV8 story is a story of innovation and collaboration; it is a story of perseverance, life-long learning, and community. Seven Vinton and Mark Trezise are both technology enthusiasts. Their passion for learning inspired them to form a partnership to help make this learning available to others via online videos, learning resources, and learning seminars & expos. During one of these student seminars Seven and Mark started to discuss ways to make Arduino programming easier for students. They had used many devices which aimed to make Arduino programming easier, however, all of these devices fell short in one way or another. Read more...
STEM & Coding Solutions
Posted by Wiltronics Research Pty Ltd on January 25, 2017 / 0 Comments
STEM is rising in prominence thanks to a new focus on science and technology in schools. In particular, coding and programming are quickly being recognised as essential skills for the current generation of students, with the Australian Workforce Productivity Agency predicting that in 2025 there could be a lack of qualifications for key ICT occupations. Read more...
Win a $20 Wiltronics Gift Card with #MyWiltronicsProject
Posted by Wiltronics Research Pty Ltd on January 20, 2017 / 0 Comments
All you have to do is build a cool science or technology project, take a photo or video of it, and tag it #MyWiltronicsProject on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with a short description of what your project is. We choose our favourite entry each month and award the winner a $20 Gift Card. We'll be sharing entries across our social media pages too! Read more...
Raspberry Pi PIXEL
Posted by Wiltronics Research Pty Ltd on January 9, 2017 / 0 Comments
What is PIXEL?
Raspbian with PIXEL (which stands for ‘Pi Improved Xwindow Environment, Lightweight’) is a huge software update to the desktop environment. It introduces a crisp new interface, and is brimming with new programs and features.
The biggest newcomer is Chromium Browser, which replaces Epiphany as the default web browser. Other new apps include RealVNC’s Viewer and Server, which allow you to control Raspberry Pi devices over a network, plus the recently released Sense HAT Emulator. Read more...