skip to Main Content

UC San Diego Statement on Wednesday’s Violence in Washington, DC

View Here

ucsd design lab thomas ball microsoft research

Thomas Ball

Abstract

Physical Computing for Everyone

Thanks to Moore’s Law, embeddable microcontroller-based devices continue to get cheaper, faster, and include more integrated sensors and networking options. In 2016, the BBC and a host of technical partners, including Microsoft, delivered such a physical computing device, the micro:bit, to every 5th grader in the UK. Microsoft Research helped to make the micro:bit easy to program for novices. The non-profit Micro:bit Education Foundation (microbit.org), of which Microsoft is a founding partner, was recently created to take the micro:bit global. Over the last year, Microsoft has invested in a new web-based programming platform for physical computing in education, called Microsoft MakeCode (www.makecode.com). In this talk, I’ll describe the design principles behind the platform and our experience with it to date.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Read Next

Deisgn For America

Design for America at UCSD Showcase 2019

May 30, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Atkinson Hall, Atrium, First Floor
Salina Rise

Studio Session: What’s wrong with Individualism? with Rise San Diego

Power, Privilege, and Ethical Responses: Anti-Racism
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Virtual Conference (Registration Required)
Ucsd Design Lab Karthik Muralidharan Uc San Diego

Karthik Muralidharan (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Disrupting Education? Experimental Evidence on Technology-Aided Instruction in India
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus
Back To Top