mClon: 3D printing and robotics to power the education of the future
Empodera.org talks to María Loureiro, Bernardo Álvarez and Miguel Gesteiro, technology teachers at Secondary Schools in Baiona and Vigo, and to Miguel Gesteiro, a Vigo-based maker. Together they have created mClon through the citizen technology lab A Industriosa.
"The idea arose from the need to be able to build and program a robot from scratch for secondary school levels"
mClon is a low-cost educational robot that uses free software and hardware and can be assembled by anyone, adapting it to their purposes, needs or ideas. It is based on Arduino, so it can also be programmed with the Arduino IDE. It is a sufficiently versatile robot to be adapted to multiple educational levels, being especially suitable for working in Secondary Education and Baccalaureate.