MadMaker is an initiative of LATTE, the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney.
WHAT IS IT?
MadMaker is a 6-week online course aimed at Year 9 and 10 students with a goal to educate them about embedded systems and their use in everyday life. It involves using Arduino Esplora boards to investigate fun and interactive ways to use science, technology, engineering and maths to solve real-world problems. The 2016 edition will run from the Monday 10th October 2015 until Friday 18th November 2016, with full online support. The 2015 content is still be available online for any teachers interested with minimal support.
What DOES MY SCHOOL NEED?
You will need computers, an internet connection and Arduino Esplora boards, the Arduino IDE Software, and the Processing IDE Software (Downloadable for free or by donation). Please note that installation of the Arduino IDE and Esplora board drivers will require Administrator privileges on your school's computers. E-mail us for recommended suppliers on where to by the Arduino Esplora boards.
TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOPS
To assist you and your school’s participation we are hosting teacher training workshops. These workshops count towards registered professional development hours through NSW BOSTES. The 2016 MadMaker Workshops will run throughout Term 3, and dates are still are available on the workshops page. Please sign up for out mailing list to keep up to date with all things MadMaker.
You can download a copy of the 2015 Annual Report here, to get an in-depth summary of the program as it happened in 2015.