Inspiration

In today's society, computer science is becoming ever more prevalent. With CS education becoming ubiquitous even at the high school level, we thought: why stop there?

Thus, we initially thought to bring CS education to the middle school and elementary school level. But then, we thought once again: why stop there?

With EdiCSon, we aimed to create a low-cost, easy-to-use system accessible even to underprivileged school systems across the nation and world that would teach students at the elementary and middle school level the basics of programming and computation.

What it does

EdiCSon is a series of programming tutorials compatible with the Intel Edison device. As this is much cheaper than a regular laptop computer, it has the potential to positively impact resource-deprived schools. The tutorials are designed to walk students through the basics of programming.

How we built it

We configured an Intel Edison device to contain standard python packages and developed tutorial modules in Python for Python education.

Challenges we ran into

For our team, this was the first venture into hardware/software interfacing.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of getting the hardware and software to synergize!

What we learned

We learned how to program using the Intel Edison.

What's next for EdiCSon

We plan to expand the tutorials to a Raspberry Pi (which is even cheaper than the EdiCSon) as well as develop additional tutorial modules.

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