The Calliope mini is a microcontroller that operates as a teaching tool in the school education of children from third grade on - usually under the supervision of an adult.
The Calliope mini proves that everyone can code - and with a lot of fun. Getting started is easy and children, teachers and parents can get going without any previous knowledge. From the first self-programmed application to self-propelled robots to wirelessly communicating Calliope mini swarms: with just a few clicks, you can design your own programs for the microprocessor on a connected computer or tablet to bring the Calliope mini to life.
THE CALLIOPE MINI
In addition to 25 red and one RGB LED and two programmable buttons, the board contains an absolute orientation sensor (measurement of angular rate, acceleration and geomagnetic fields) as well as a radio module that allows the Calliope mini to communicate with other Calliope mini. The board can be programmed via a computer using free editors, e.g. Open Roberta Lab from the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. Apps can also be used to transfer programs via bluetooth. The Calliope mini is
delivered with five pre-installed programs - and 25 more on the flash memory - whose operations are explained in a small booklet and under calliope.cc/en/start. Additionally, there is a battery holder and a USB cable included to connect to a computer.
The classroom set includes 20 Calliope mini and contains 20 individual sets as well
as additional accessories such as 10 Grove moisture sensors and 10 Grove ultrasonic
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