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Class Materials, Kits, and Learning at Home

The Circuit Lab Build-It-All Starter Kit

An electronics kit for the age of interactive devices

The Build-It-All Starter Kit is our at-home learning kit. It's great for either continuing the explorations that you started in a Circuit Lab class, or for starting your jorney with circuitry if you are outside the geographic area of our programs.

The Kit includes:

  • An Arduino-compatible Uno R3 microcontroller board
  • A selection of sensors and small circuitry components
  • Access to Codelab, our online visual programming interface for the Uno board
  • A series of example projects derived from our classroom curriculum
  • Step-by-step video tutorials and creative challenges for each project

Make projects like:

  • Self-Watering Plants
  • The High Five Robot
  • Automatically-Dimming Lights
  • Burglar Alarms
  • Touchless Musical Instruments
  • And More!

Continuing with class projects at home

Many of the software packages we use in class are free to download and use at home as well. Visit the following websites for the necessary software to continue working with your saved code from Circuit Lab classes.

Scratch
Scratch

For opening and modifying Scratch projects saved as .sb and .sb2 files

Sonic Pi
Sonic Pi

For opening and modifying Sonic Pi projects saved as .txt files

Arduino
Arduino IDE

For opening and modifying Arduino projects saved as .ino files

Python
Python 2.7

For opening and modifying Python projects saved as .py files

App Inventor
App Inventor

For opening and modifying App Inventor projects saved as .aia files
(click the "Create Apps" button in the upper right corner of the App Inventor home page)

CodeLab
CodeLab
(coming soon!)

An online version of CodeLab (our software for programming Arduino Uno Boards) will be available soon.