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The AI4K12 project: Big ideas for AI education

Reading Time: 7 minutes What is AI thinking? What concepts should we introduce to young people related to AI, including machine learning (ML), and data science? Should we teach with a glass-box or an opaque-box approach? These are the questions we’ve been grappling with since we started our online research seminar series on AI education at the Raspberry Pi […]

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AIfES releases exciting new version of TinyML library for Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 17th, 2022 Last July AIfES (Artificial Intelligence for Embedded Systems) from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS) was launched. This open source solution makes it possible to run, and even train, artificial neural networks (ANN) on almost any hardware, including the Arduino UNO.  The team hasn’t stopped work […]

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PsyLink is a low-cost, non-invasive EMG interface based on the Nano 33 BLE Sense

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 10th, 2022 Non-invasive EMG interfaces have the potential to solve many problems that afflict those who suffer from a disability or simply want a more efficient way to perform a task. This is what led one maker, who goes by the name “Hut,” to create their own open source device called PsyLink. […]

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This Arduino device knows how a bike is being ridden using tinyML

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 28th, 2021 Fabio Antonini loves to ride his bike, and while nearly all bike computers offer information such as cadence, distance, speed, and elevation, they lack the ability to tell if the cyclist is sitting or standing at any given time. So, after doing some research, he came across an example project […]

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This Arduino device can detect which language is being spoken using tinyML

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 8th, 2021 Although smartphone users have had the ability to quickly translate spoken words into nearly any modern language for years now, this feat has been quite tough to accomplish on small, memory-constrained microcontrollers. In response to this challenge, Hackster.io user Enzo decided to create a proof-of-concept project that demonstrated how an embedded device […]

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Snapshots from the history of AI, plus AI education resources

Reading Time: 6 minutes In Hello World issue 12, our free magazine for computing educators, George Boukeas, DevOps Engineer for the Astro Pi Challenge here at the Foundation, introduces big moments in the history of artificial intelligence (AI) to share with your learners: The story of artificial intelligence (AI) is a story about humans trying to understand what makes […]

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How do we develop AI education in schools? A panel discussion

Reading Time: 8 minutes AI is a broad and rapidly developing field of technology. Our goal is to make sure all young people have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to use and create AI systems. So what should AI education in schools look like? To hear a range of insights into this, we organised a panel discussion as part […]

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This tinyML system helps soothe your dog’s separation anxiety with sounds of your voice

Reading Time: 2 minutes This tinyML system helps soothe your dog’s separation anxiety with sounds of your voice Arduino Team — November 17th, 2021 Due to the ongoing pandemic, Nathaniel Felleke’s family dog, Clairette, had gotten used to having people around her all the time and thus developed separation anxiety when the family would leave the house. But thanks […]

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The machine learning effect: Magic boxes and computational thinking 2.0

Reading Time: 10 minutes How does teaching children and young people about machine learning (ML) differ from teaching them about other aspects of computing? Professor Matti Tedre and Dr Henriikka Vartiainen from the University of Eastern Finland shared some answers at our latest research seminar. Their presentation, titled ‘ML education for K-12: emerging trajectories’, had a profound impact on […]

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Move! makes burning calories a bit more fun

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 25th, 2021 Gamifying exercise allows people to become more motivated and participate more often in physical activities while also being distracted by doing something fun at the same time. This inspired a team of students from the Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea to come up with a system, dubbed “Move!,” […]

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This tinyML device counts your squats while you focus on your form

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 22nd, 2021 Getting in your daily exercise is vital to living a healthy life and having proper form when squatting can go a long way towards achieving that goal without causing joint pain from doing them incorrectly. The Squats Counter is a device worn around the thigh that utilizes machine learning […]

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Learn the fundamentals of AI and machine learning with our free online course

Reading Time: 5 minutes Join our free online course Introduction to Machine Learning and AI to discover the fundamentals of machine learning and learn to train your own machine learning models using free online tools. Although artificial intelligence (AI) was once the province of science fiction, these days you’re very likely to hear the term in relation to new […]

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Learn the fundamentals of AI and machine learning with our free online course

Reading Time: 5 minutes Join our free online course Introduction to Machine Learning and AI to discover the fundamentals of machine learning and learn to train your own machine learning models using free online tools. Although artificial intelligence (AI) was once the province of science fiction, these days you’re very likely to hear the term in relation to new […]

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This wizard-themed book nook diorama features a face detection system, LEDs, and an ePaper display

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 16th, 2021 The fantastical world of wizards and magic is one that can be explored by reading a book, and what better way to represent this than building your very own interactive diorama within a reading corner? Well, that is exactly what Andy of element14 Presents created when he combined a small […]