Our mission is to encourage individuals to start exploring next-generation technologies and then use our online courses to develop a diverse set of skills that can be applied to create new business opportunities.
The MicroPi is a Raspberry Pi 3A+ fitted with an extra board that features lights, IR sensors, buttons, audio-in, a small OLED screen, as well as interfaces for other devices such as motors. It's an exceptionally well-organized beginner package for learning about robots, home automation, and many other topics.
A Windows 10 laptop is an ideal companion for the MicroPi because it provides WiFi access to the graphical desktop, and a great way to enter the world of next-generation technology.
Node-RED, is a superb visual programming tool that can be combined with message subscription (MQTT) and data collection (SQLite) to create fantastic web-apps and provide 'hands-on' exploration of next-generation technologies.
The MicroPi Starter Kit provides everything that is needed to transform your MicroPi into a racing car and program it to follow lines and avoid collisions. There is also a MicroPi Starter Classroom Kit (×12 bundle) that includes a Free WiFi Router and Teaching Pack.
No, you can use a keyboard, mouse and monitor. It is just that by using with a Windows 10 Laptop you get remote access and our courses assume this type of connection is in place.
Please take a look at the "Getting Started Videos", these will help you get started. Separately there is an e-learning platform - "Enrol for free", we are continuously expanding our range of courses.
RDP is installed by default on Windows 10 Pro, but on Windows 10 Home you will need to install it from the Microsoft Store.
Absolutely, it is housed in a case; on start it displays connection information; the teachers folder is automatically updated.
No, the Operating Systems together with many useful apps are pre-installed.
In theory yes, but our courses assume standardisation so to follow these it is preferable to use the MicroPi as is.
Yes and No. If you want to play Minecraft and the like then no - there are better ways to do that. If you want to write your own games then yes. In fact in the beginners course helps you design and develop your own 'Reaction Timer' game.
I2C is a wiring system and protocol that allows multiple sensors to be connected in series.