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.