Our Circuit Playground Inventor’s Kit now supports OS X! The Scratch connection chrome app should automatically update to version 1.7.2. You’ll need to update your Circuit Playground’s firmware version to at least 1.7. This can be accomplished with our new firmware update tool.
Hi Everyone, Just wanted to give an update on what we’re working on for the Circuit Playground kit. There’s a lot to look forward to. Done! Bug fixes. Some users have been having trouble getting sensor readings in certain circumstances. I’m working on a significant update that should improve the robustness of staying synced with the […]
This is the 8×5 Neopixel RGB LED Matrix as seen in our Circuit Playground Inventor’s Kit. If you already have a Circuit Playground board, this is the matrix for you. The Neopixel matrix can be attached to the Circuit Playground using alligator clip wires. Each of the 40 LEDs are individually controllable with simple Scratch blocks like […]
Hi Everyone, Our new kit is finally here! With it, you’ll be able to control electronics with Scratch right in your web browser, no programming experience needed! Use fruit as touch inputs, control LEDs, read light and sound sensors, and more using our Scratch blocks. This physical computing kit is recommended for anyone age 7 and […]
Here at Embedit we’ve always preferred to use the official Scratch 2.0 instead of alternatives like Google Blockly, Snap, and so on. While Scratch is harder to get working on our hardware we believe it provides the most complete experience for kids to learn coding. It has a very clean interface, and lots of media assets […]
Hi Everyone, We recently started our 2016 round of Smartkids NY school workshops. These are workshops where we work with elementary school students to teach them both programming and physical computing through our PiSoC boards and the Scratch langauge.
Designed for beginners and education, this kit includes the PiSoC and several accessories to get anyone ready to create fun electronics projects.
Recently we have been working with Smartkids to bring the RPiSoC into the classroom. Last week we ran our first trial run at Glenmont Elementary school with over 60 3rd graders. A quick summary from the school district can be found here: http://www.bethlehemschools.org/3rd-grade-students-dabble-code/ These demos made use of Scratch on Raspberry Pi and Windows. Kids learned how […]
Scratch is a visual programming language that lets people of all ages unleash their creativity, no programming experience needed! You simply drag and snap blocks to create your program. With the RPiSoC, physical computing is now thrown into the mix. Controlling LED lights, motors, cameras, touch sensors, and more is now as easy to use […]
We had a lot of fun and saw some of our backers there. Our interactive demos proved to be a huge hit. Several hundred kids played with Scratch and modified our game in real time. A lot of kids now learn Scratch in elementary school and they could immediately see the benefit of having joysticks […]