Taking a Closer Look at EYW Engineering Courses

kristielAll Topics, STEM Education

Taking a Closer Look at EYW Engineering Courses

We’ve discussed the innovative, high school engineering curriculum that the Engineer Your World program provides. You’ve seen how this standards-based program inspires students. Now, let’s take a closer look at the courses offered in this easily accessible, high quality, and affordable program. EYW I: Engineering Design & Analysis  The first course in the program immerses students in authentic engineering practices. This class is … Read More

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Do More with NI myDAQ, myRIO & LabVIEW

kristielAll Topics, National Instruments

Do More with NI myDAQ, myRIO & LabVIEW

As you are probably aware, Studica offers a great variety of software, STEM education solutions, robotics, and technology products. We have also developed great partnerships with WorldSkills and FIRST. For over 30 years, our focus has been uniting technology with education. For instance, we offer National Instruments products for students and faculty with academic discounts and we also offer National Instruments … Read More

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Standards-Focused STEM Curriculum for Grades 2-5

kristielAll Topics, STEM Education

Standards-Focused STEM Curriculum for Grades 2-5

Teaching about STEM concepts to students early on in their education is a key to success in science, technology, engineering, and math. But how can you capture the interest of younger students in these topics? For one, start is by using things they are familiar with like the simple machines they use every day. Then, utilize a hands-on learning approach … Read More

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Makeblock Airblock – A New Kind of Drone

kristielAll Topics, Robotics

Makeblock Airblock - A New Kind of Drone

Drones have become increasingly popular in recent years. But what if you are a newbie in the drone world? Perhaps you are looking for something for your child or maybe you want to learn about the fundamental concepts of coding. The Makeblock Airblock could be the perfect solution for you! Makeblock is a company known across the globe for its … Read More

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Animation Education & Career Paths for Students

Mark PhilippAll Topics, Animation and Storyboarding

Career Opportunities in Animation

The field of multimedia animation is being offered by more and more schools, largely due to an influx of federal, state, and private funding for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) programs. Multimedia animation often requires knowledge of computers, computer software, and even some high-level programming, such as Python. Because multimedia animation combines technology and art, it’s a perfect … Read More

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Teach Mobile Robotics with fischertechnik

kristielfischertechnik, Robotics

Teach Mobile Robotics with fischertechnik

An emerging sector in manufacturing and engineering technology is mobile robotics.  A mobile robot is defined as an automatic machine that is capable of locomotion. Not fixed to one location, these robots move around their environments. By comparison, industrial robots are mostly stationary. As you can imagine there are many applications for mobile robotics. Industries such as medicine, manufacturing, agriculture, … Read More

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Using the Raspberry Pi Timer for Embedded Environments

Mark PhilippAll Topics, Coding & Programming, Tutorial

Using the Raspberry Pi Timer for Embedded Environments

We recently posted a blog about embedded programming using the Raspberry Pi. In an effort to provide further information about accessing Raspberry Pi hardware in an embedded environment, this post will dive into using Raspberry Pi’s 1 MHz timer, also known as the system timer. In this post, we will be extending our last project and modifying our Delay function … Read More

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Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

kristielTutorial, Unity Game Development

Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

In modern game design and development, 2D and 3D animations are increasingly complex. If you’ve worked on a game in any capacity, you have probably come across a need to have, for example, a walking animation trigger a running animation based on movement speed. To tackle such a problem, Unity 3D has something called blend trees. In this post, we’ll … Read More

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