One of the leading technology and innovation schools in Brazil offers interactive computer programming courses where kids can learn how to build drones, games, and applications. To make the learning process fun and interactive the company uses a special device tailored specifically for educational needs. It's a DIY (Do It Yourself) tablet based on Raspberry Pi3. With this device, children can learn how to code, create digital music, develop games, and more.
Integra Sources was hired to:
To create a custom OS for the touchscreen device we modified Debian – the operating system based on the Linux kernel. We redesigned the interface to make it simple and intuitive and built two applications for learning how to code. The apps are integrated with the Blockly framework. It uses linked-together visual blocks that make writing code easier.
Our hardware development team at Integra Sources provided a solution for a high-efficiency autonomous charger. We picked out hardware components and wrote firmware that provides a quick charge without harming the battery.
We also developed an interface converter from DSI to LVDS to support 1280*720 touch-screen display.
"Their high-quality work and reliable, proactive project management recommend them as a serious candidate for long-term partnership. They provide helpful collaboration, offering valuable suggestions for technical and UX improvements and researching feasibility for new ideas."
Developing and testing
The solution represents a DIY tablet that children can assemble by following instructions. The operating system comes with applications which are grouped into fun “planets” (Art planet, Media planet, Game planet, Code planet, App planet, Web planet). One of the apps that our software development team created teaches kids how to code by creating modifications in their world of Minecraft. And the other one allows them to compose digital music.
Make some noise
The project was delivered for DaVinci Labs. We implemented custom hardware and software development for Lego Mindstorms EV3 and Makeblock MeAuriga robots
Handscape is a wireless case attached to the back plate of a smartphone or tablet that lets users see their fingers through this device