Would you be willing to pay for a system, that teaches you Arduino and a large selection of sensors and actuator shields online?
- We would teach you a full curriculum how to use the Arduino and interface the sensors.
- You can program and debug your sketch online in your browser.
- You don't need an Arduino or the sensors for it. We would show you exactly what’s happening to your sensor/actuator/led and the Arduino in the browser.
The idea two fold. First, you’d learn the concepts. Second, you can evaluate the shields & new sensors before you actually go out and buy them for your project.
It's not yet another online IDE. It's a system that comes with all features to get you started without having to buy any hardware first.
Some background. We’ve developed a online platform to teach grad students real-time operating systems and microcontrollers online at a Canadian university. I am wondering if there is any viability for an Arduino-based system like that outside the university.