York CAS Hub Meeting Wed 3rd July

Calling design technology teachers and computing teachers.

The next York CAS Hub meeting will be a practical workshop designed to share ideas and current practice and to investigate how electronics and computing can be combined to improve student participation in lessons.

The session will be led by local teacher Colin Paterson.

Further details of the session and booking instructions are attached to this post.


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Excellent few hours, left wanting to play more....  Experiential learning at its best, a great example for lessons.


Matt Holmes

The PCBs were manufactured by a company called Hackvana (http://www.hackvana.com), other fabrication houses are avaialble but this is one i've used personally in the past and they offer a good service. The "gerber" files and all other design files (including the Bill of Materials) are available on the GitHub repository (https://github.com/myscience). I've attached the BoM here as well.

Colin Paterson

I forgot to include an Arduino file that uses all the elements of the Experimenter board so here it is.

Matt Holmes

Here is a link to a blog about the High Altitude balloon project that i mentioned during the CAS Hub event on Weds. It used an Arduino based tracker board. The blog doesnt go into any technical details but if anyone would like any further information please let me know.




Matt Holmes

Here is a photo of a completed Experimenter Board with the 3 individual LEDs installed. It can be used as a guide for the placement of resistors and other components if you wish to finish your boards off.