'From 0 to C' Uses Different Approach to Teaching Arduino Hardware

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Jul 14, 2012 • References: hellosavants & wired
According to Ubi de Feo, the creative technologist and founder of programming workshop 'From 0 to C,' students don't need a computer screen in order to learn how to program. No, in his workshop, the only objects required are things like ping pong balls, M&Ms, boxes, pens and bowls.

Feo's 'From 0 to C' course teaches students the basics of programming and Arduino hardware through a very unconventional approach. In the workshop, students, who have no knowledge of programming whatsoever, learn how to visualize how a computer works by using common tangible items. Through story-telling and games, the students learn how to represent optimized quantities -- concepts like hexadecimal numeric systems -- as well as how a computer stores information. Subsequently, students are also taught "the simple syntax of the programming language," says Wired. Visit Feo's website to learn more about his innovative teaching method. Stats for Play-Based Programming Classes Trending: Older & Average
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