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Python has really entered the embbedded domain very strongly,with products like pyboard,Raspberrypi,Edision. Learning python is now becoming a necessasity if somebody want to create something innovative. Its easy learning curve and  good density of code has made it a favorate choice of many developers. Here is my video about how to take first step towards learning python.               ...
On Tuesday, June 16th students from the City Colleges of Chicago participated in their first balloon launch.  This is supported by a grant from NASA and the Illinois Space Grant.  With this award we support students with scholarships and stipends as they design, build, and launch experiments to be conducted over 90,000 feet above the earth.   Weather-wise this was a perfect day.  It was nested between two days or torrential in northern Illinois.  Our flight predictions h ...
As many of you know, I am working with my colleagues at the City Colleges of Chicago and DePaul University on some high altitude balloon (HAB) launches.  This activity has been funded by NASA, and we really excited to to do some launches, and share our findings.  The STEM Academy is a great resource as we build our experiments.  Today's post, however, is about launching and retrieving a balloon.   We live in Chicago, which has two airports, lots of people, buildings, and a h ...
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Since its original publication in 1980, The Art of Electronics has been regarded as a masterpiece of electronic engineering. Engineers have hailed it as an indispensable, life-altering work which has greatly deepened their understanding and love of circuit design. The highly-anticipated third edition was released earlier this year and has already garnered rave reviews. element14's Sagar Jethani spoke with co-authors Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill about the new third edition.   Winner Annou ...
How can the Printerbot Simple Metal be used in the classroom? After all, I am a teacher and the whole point of getting the machine in the first place was not to make enough trinkets to rival a box of Kinder Surprise   rather it was to have a lasting impact on the minds of the future.... On short notice, for three 45 minute lessons over the span of a week this was the best I could do:     For those interested in taking a look at the lesson plan I wrote click--> here. ...