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Arduino goes to college with the new Arduino Engineering Kit!

Arduino TeamMay 12th, 2018

We’re excited to announce the Arduino Engineering Kit, the first product released as a result of our new partnership with MathWorks, to reinforce the importance of Arduino at the university level in the fields of engineering, Internet of Things, and robotics.

The Arduino Engineering Kit, which will be available for purchase starting today on the Arduino online store, consists of three cutting-edge, Arduino-based projects and will teach students how to build modern electronic devices – challenging them intellectually and helping them develop physical engineering skills that will better prepare them to enter the commercial market following graduation. In addition to the hardware, after registering online, students and educators will have access to a dedicated e-learning platform and other learning materials. The kit also includes a one-year individual license for MATLAB and Simulink, providing the user with hands-on experience in system modeling and embedded algorithm development.

Following the global success of Arduino CTC 101, a program tailored for upper secondary schools, the Arduino Engineering Kit enables college students and educators to incorporate core engineering concepts like control systems, inertial sensing, signal and imaging processing, and robotics with the support of MATLAB and Simulink programming. These software packages are the base of industry-standard tools for algorithm development, system modeling, and simulation, all of which will be required in their future careers.

Each Arduino Engineering Kit comes with a durable and stackable plastic toolbox for easy storage and years of reuse. Inside the box is an Arduino MKR1000 board, several customized parts, and a complete set of electrical and mechanical components needed to assemble all three projects:

  • Self-Balancing Motorcycle: This motorcycle will maneuver on its own on various terrains and remain upright using a flywheel for balance.
  • Mobile Rover: This vehicle can navigate between given reference points, move objects with a forklift, and much more.
  • Whiteboard Drawing Robot: This amazing robot can take a drawing it’s given and replicate it on a whiteboard.

“We designed the Arduino Engineering Kit the way we would have liked to have learned mechatronics, control algorithms, state machines, and complex sensing when we were in our first years of engineering school: in a fun and challenging way,” said David Cuartielles, Arduino co-founder and Arduino Education CTO. “It’s all about hands-on activities built on top of well-grounded theoretical concepts. But more importantly, after finishing the basic materials, there’s plenty of flexibility to experiment, for the students to deviate and test their engineering creativity.”

7 Responses to “Arduino goes to college with the new Arduino Engineering Kit!”

  1. dzona Says:

    Why are you using Matlab as a programming language and not R? Matlab is expensive and it is everything you are against, R is free, open source and much more appropriate for you.

    I would adopt this in my class if you will develop it in R

  2. Osqui Says:

    Exactly. You are as open as blind is your vision.

  3. fellrock Says:

    You could also use Julia to perform this. It’s a programming language that’s is also free.

  4. cam17b Says:

    Matlab is an important engineering tool that engineering students would benefit greatly from getting experience with. It is expensive because it is such a powerful tool with many toolboxes and capabilities. I’m an Aerospace engineering student and nearly every high level job/internship requires matlab experience. never once have I seen a job ask for experience with R

  5. cam17b Says:

    I think this is a brilliant idea props to Arduino and mathworks for this.

  6. markwinters Says:

    Awesome and great projects I beleive. Ordered this!

  7. lischiluarduino1 Says:

    I am new using arduino, having troubles uploading code on lesson 11 keypad. any suggestion appreciated. thanks

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