Instructors’ Reference

This section is still under development.

This page has everything you need to host a workshop or classes, from a single afternoon STEM session to a whole computer science semester. Each session is approx 30 min lesson with 30 min lab. If you have a 2-hour time slot, simply use the first 2 sessions. A full day can be scheduled as 2 sessions, followed by lunch, followed by 2 more sessions.


Use Case Examples

The lessons are made to chain easily, with an okay to stop at any stage. There are endless use cases but here are a few examples to spark your imagination:

  1. Weekend Library STEM class of 2 hours
  2. Museum Game-Jam weekend for 2 days
  3. Multi day robotic class and competition 2 to 4 days
  4. High school physical computing club.

Needed Components:

You must have a computer running a modern web browser. Besides that, each lesson lists the required components.

As for Internet, you only need an Internet connection the first time to load Microsoft MakeCode, which then continues to load from the browser’s cache without the need for internet connection. However, having an internet connection is highly recommended.


Make them your own!

The entire BrainPad platform is open source and licensed for you to take a and modify as you see fit. Take the presentations and use as is or make them your own.


First things first!

This presentation is a prerequisite for all the plans below. The user is shown how to properly handle and download files to the BrainPad. You can use this as a 10-minute introduction to the other lessons, or stretch it to a full hour class, letting the students download and play with the various available games.


Available Lesson Series

The plans can be used as is or to build your own plans. We do not believe in one-size-fits-all. We want students to drive the future based on their interest and similarly want teachers to drive the class the way they see fit. You are welcome to take any of the contents and use as you like.

Games

Build A Space Shooter Game

Make a 2D adventure game


Robots & AI

Make a Robot Series


Physical Computing

Electronics Experiment Box


BrainPad Classic

This one-hour presentation guides you through all the built-in sensors on the BrainPad Classic and shows you how to put them to work

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