02 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Curiosity Robot on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity, a robotic rover and chemical laboratory is scheduled to land on Mars during the very early hours of Monday morning, August 6.  The rover has a robotic arm and drill, a sophisticated on-board chemical laboratory and cameras and weather detectors.  Watch this NASA video to learn more about the Mars mission and check in to this blog space for future details about DLM-TIC  coming attractions, including STEM robotics activities.

26 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Sketching with Arduino

Arduino electronic boards and open source software are designed for use by anyone who has little or no electronic or engineering experience.  They are becoming popular in educational programs and with artists and designers, who would like to make things that can respond to touch, sound, light and/or movement.  The Arduino community is active and vibrant through the Arduino forum and the Arduino Wiki.

So . . . begin sketching with Arduino by checking out this video from Make Magazine.