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The future is technology: Another company invests into coding for kids

Seeed Studio announced its new Grove Zero STEM Starter Kit, which is a set of colour-coded and magnetic electronic modules that teach students about programming, electronics, design thinking, and logic.

The Grove Zero modules are designed for STEM education and it allows teachers with no 
experience or lots of experience to bring the detailed lesson plans into their classroom and embed them in their learning system.

The product will be available for $99.50 to the global education market on October 10 at Seeed Bazaar.

Chao Zhang, Seeed Studio product manager says, “Our Grove system helps makers around the world build prototypes with development boards easily and quickly. 

“However, writing code and connecting wires sometimes can be really difficult for early beginners, especially younger kids.”

To solve this problem Chao and his team has placed a MCU on each of the Grove Zero modules, they come pre-configured with set code which allows kids to just simply snap the modules together and get started. 

The modules can be reprogrammed as well with either a graphical approach, with options being either Microsoft MakeCode or Seeed Studio’s Module Matcher. 

To reduce the need of wires even further than their Grove connectors Seeed Studio has created versatile magnetic adaptors which let them snap the modules together in any way they want. These features make Grove Zero a great educational platform for all ages.

For teachers that are just learning STEM education topics, it can be very intimidating.

Almost 10 hours of open educational resources accompany the kit, and it becomes more interesting and more challenging as the book goes on. 

Grove Zero Kits allows teachers with no experience or lots of experience to bring the detailed lesson plans into their classroom and embed them in their learning system.

The Grove Zero kit includes one main board, five sensors, two actuators, and a power board.

Seeed has a significant influence in the worldwide Maker community. 

The company is dedicated to gathering technology, manufacturing, and distribution resources, providing a co-creating platform to global makers, and helping more ideas grow into distinctive products to fulfil diversified demands.

The continued expansion of companies into this industry highlights the importance of the skill in a tech-driven future.

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