DaVinci Innovation Labs is a startup created within its Berlin-based parent company Da Vinci Media GmbH which also owns Da Vinci Learning, a worldwide educational TV channel. DaVinci Labs is based in Taiwan and uses robots as a learning platform to teach students aged 9-14 to code in Python. To give kids different coding challenges, instructors at DaVinci use Lego Mindstorms EV3, Vex, and Makeblock MeAuriga robots.
DaVinci Labs was looking for a technology partner who could support their software development efforts. They needed to improve their existing software for robots, simplify the way students learn, and develop a student portal that could provide an interface for interacting with robots.
Integra Sources provided a range of services for DaVinci Labs. Our scope of work included firmware development for Makeblock MeAuriga robots, software development of the cloud-based Over-The-Air (OTA) system for executing code on Lego Mindstorms EV3, and the development of the course management system that lets school administrators manage their students.
"Integra rewrote software that allowed the startup to improve upon existing software for the robot, which in turn improved the way the kids were taught to code. Integra also found an easier way to connect the robots to PCs. The ability to customize software for us was key to their success."
We helped DaVinci Labs improve the way the kids were taught to code. Students can use Google Blockly framework for writing Python code and then see how robots complete the commands they wrote. The ability to solve problems in Python helps children build their Computational Thinking skills and makes them prepared for the future, where the knowledge of technology will become even more relevant than today.
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