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Parent consent for Arduino purchase

Year 7 boys have just completed their second unit in design, “Physical Computing: Taking Control.” The focus of the unit was to develop a solution to a problem in their lives using the Arduino and MBlock platforms. The Arduino platform is an open-source electronics platform which allows the user to build electronic projects which incorporate LEDs, sensors and motors. The project is student-designed and individual to the problem the students identified. The control of the electronics is achieved through the MBlock interface, which allows the user to program the Arduino.

In order to further encourage the exploration of this wonderful resource, we’re offering the kits for sale. We’re asking for $50 to cover the cost of the kit. The approximate retail value is $100. If you wish to authorize the purchase of the kit, please complete this Google Form by Wednesday, April 11.