Project Bloks, the way Google wants to teach children to program

Google Project Bloks

There are many centers that are trying to promote the learning of both programming and robotics in general among children. Thanks to this today there are many options on the market, each one focused on a different sector or learning. On this occasion I would like to introduce you to the way they see and understand how to teach the little ones at home to program from Google through Project bloks.

Under the name of Project Bloks we find an approach that takes into account the more physical level of programming itself more than teaching at a much higher level. Thanks to this, the lines of code are transformed into blocks that allow us to build programs. Thanks to this idea, children learn in a much more direct way how all these programs work at the same time that they can experiment directly with them.

Going into a little more detail, as you can see in the video that is located just above these lines, the system consists of three very different parts. On the one hand we have the button «Go»That is connected to a Raspberry Pi Zero, board that is in charge of managing and controlling all the parts of the rest of the circuit. From here we must connect blocks directly to a master block or Brain Board. Finally there are those known as «Pucks»Which are individual elements in charge of, according to their position, make the code vary.

The most interesting thing about Project Bloks, I personally think so, is that Google is already preparing a Open API so any toy maker can make their new design fully compatible with this project.


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