For the second year, Codasign and Lycée Eugène Livet collaborated on an Etch-a-Sketch workshop for Livet’s student visit to London. The workshop is not only fun but relevant for the French students. André Cassagnes of France invented the Etch-a-Sketch.
In the workshop, I take the 25+ students through a set of lessons where they learn both Arduino and Processing. The workshop focusing on teaching how one can use serial communication to allow Arduino hardware and Processing software to talk to each other.
The end product is a system where the students use potentiometers (knobs) wired and programmed by the Arduino to draw on the screen in Processing.
This year, the students brought with them 3-D printed knobs and frames they made on their new 3-D printer and laser cutter respectively.
In addition, to learning code there is also an exchange of English/French terminology and humour in translation mishaps.