StarLAB: Developing a hardware based learning platform for students

The team at Obelisk Systems have developed a hardware coding platform with a companion online learning platform that introduces students to coding with Python and programming hardware. Unique features of the StarLAB platform allow multiple students to wirelessly connect to and run code on the StarLAB platform simultaneously, helping develop teamwork skills while not requiring students to huddle around a computer. We have partnered with the ME program to develop a series of courses available in an online platform to develop coding skills while meeting the outcomes of the BOSTES approved iSTEM curriculum. Students coding skills will be tested at the end of the year with a national Mars Rover Challenge.

Presented by

Clinton McKinnon

Clinton is an Electrical Engineer who is currently working at Obelisk Systems to help teachers teach Python and STEM skills in the class room with the StarLAB coding and Robotics Platform. Clinton will be sharing the story of how Obelisk systems went from Building Robot arms and CubeSat to teaching Python to nearly 2000 students.