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

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Jul 14, 2012 • References: hellosavants and 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.