Last week a team of engineers from Intel Labs, the research department of Intel, visited Lighthouse to run a Galileo workshop with middle school maker students. The Galileo is a mini computer, that can be used to interact with things like lights and sensors. Students made robotic creatures flash eyes and move wings using photo sensors, touch sensors, LEDs, and servo-motors. The workshop was part of a study to develop educational tools.
Intel are still prototyping, and there were a few glitches, this made the workshop all the more interesting. One group of students were so enthusiastic, that they tested all the parts at once and crashed the whole system! The engineers from Intel were very pleased, and even impressed with the group for finding a way to break their product!