Assembling your Learning Center Hardware Kit from scratch is where the fun begins! We will walk you through all the hardware, software, and components you'll need to engage in the engineering activities and start building your projects and inventions.
Now that you know what comes in your hardware kit, let's dive into putting it all together. It starts with a microcontroller. Please note you will need a Windows OS or Mac OS X computer.
A microcontroller is a small computer that you will become familiar with as you explore the activities below.
An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is the software used to program code for microcontrollers.
Now, grab your Windows OS or Mac OS X computer and download this IDE software to start coding!
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Qualcomm is a company of inventors comprising a global workforce that includes people with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures who are part of inventing the wireless world of the future. Start exploring the possibilities of your STEM future!
Understanding yourself through exploring your strengths, interests, and values (SIVs) will help you when looking at possible future careers. Watch this video to have one of our Thinkabit Lab instructors guide you through an activity that will help you learn more about you and how you can use your SIVs to help you find careers that you might be interested in!
The O*Net OnLine is a tool that can be used to explore careers and their job descriptions. Use the O*Net Interest Profiler to help students discover what their interests are and how they relate to the world of work.