It is increasingly common to find free hardware available or oriented to the world of education. That is why we have decided to group all that hardware that we will be showing through our articles in this category. If you are looking for totally free hardware to use in the field of education, look no further because here you will surely find everything you need.
Well, now the Raspberry Pi Foundation has renewed its hardware. There’s a new board out, the Raspberry Pi 4. This SBC (Single Board Computer) has blossomed after the success of the Raspi, and many other manufacturers have taken advantage of the wave to create their own similar boards with the original or with some changes, better performance, new features, etc. But the original Raspberry Pi is still the queen.
There are a lot of basic e-learning kits, from some generic ones for general e-learning, others focused on robotics or Arduino, to practice with renewable energies with photovoltaic technology, etc. But one of the most sought after is the famous LittleBits. The startup in New York, is one of the best known that offer this type of kits for education and makers.
It was created by Ayah Bdeir in 2008, and since then it has grown to significant numbers, present in over 200 schools around the world and in many homes. They have certainly managed to return something that was common in the 80s and 90s, where you could find famous educational kits of all kinds, including electronic ones. Besides, littleBits has a lot of open-source software products and libraries. With these open-source pieces you can create code to manage the hardware you sell.