Buy Engduino® 3

Engduino® 3

Engduino® 3 is now available to be purchased via e-lucid!

Designed to inspire, designed to teach: the Engduino aims to introduce the basic concepts of programming hardware to even total beginners. Aimed at Key Stage 3 school kids but suitable for ages 9 to 99, Engduino is a single device packaged with several sensors, a processor, communication modules and16 multi-colour LEDs. Simply plug it into the USB slot of your computer and create your first program (“sketch”) to upload to the device. What colour will you make the LEDs light when the heat sensor warms up? How fast will you make them flash? Will they change colour as the temperature changes or as you move it faster? Our simple step-by-step guide will walk you through writing your first set of instructions, but it won’t be long before you start experimenting on your own.

 

Included onboard sensors and communication modules:

 

  • a thermistor for sensing temperature;
  • an accelerometer which measures accelerations in 3 dimensions
  • a light sensor
  • a magnetometer which measures magnetic field strength in each of three axes. It can be used to create a digital compass or to explore magnetic fields
  • an infrared transmitter /receiver, which can be used to communicate between two or more Engduinos®
  • USB connector for programming, charging and serial user connections.

 

Built for the wear and tear of classroom use where Engduinos are already being used to teach elements of the new Computer Science curriculum, in the home, these robust devices are suitable for the whole family to experiment with. Mastered the basics? Move on to more sophisticated concepts on the same device; perhaps programming the infrared transceiver to communicate between multiple Engduinos. Get ambitious! Then share your projects (or get ideas) with our online community hosted on our forum.

 

Product Features

Approx dimensions (mm): 70x91x18

  • Microprocessor
  • 16 RGB LED lights
  • Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Temperature sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • Infrared transceiver
  • User programmable button
  • Rechargeable 3.7V protected LiPo battery
  • Micro-SD card reader
  • Expansion connector
  • USB connector
  • On/off switch

 Full Technical Specifications

UCL Engineering are on a mission to demystify programming and to get both young and old comfortable with hands on science and technology. Read more on the next pages about the Engduino Philosophy and about positioning vs Raspberry Pi.