Using the Crumble Microcontroller in D&T

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Using the Crumble Micro Controller in D&T

This is a one day face to face course.

Learn how to use the Crumble microcontroller and free software in this hands on course that will help you introduce electronics into your curriculum. Activities are suitable for beginners who little or no experience of electronics as well as those looking to increase their confidence.    

Crumble course

There are currently no planned dates for this course. Alternative options include:

  • Training for your department or for a group of local teachers. If you can get together at least 6 people we can run this course at your school (usually 10am - 4pm). Scroll down to see the full course content. You will need:
    1. At least 6 participants (maximum usually 10). We can work with smaller groups but a fee for 6 participants is charged.
    2. Room with a projector.
    3. Ability to provide refreshments and a buffet style lunch (usually in the room).
    4. Preferably onsite parking.
    5. Prices start from £225 per person depending on location. If more than 6 participants attend we offer one place for free.
    6. For more details download the information sheet or contact us.

Note that in addition to the standard requirements listed above this course requires participants to have access to a computer which has the free Crumble software already loaded. Details on how to download the software are sent before the course takes place. 

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  • Gain hands-on experience in programming the Crumble with the free to download Crumble software
  • Explore the use of lights, sensors, buzzers, switches and motors when using the Crumble 
  • Consider how Crumble can be integrated into the KS2, KS3 and KS4 curriculum

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The Crumble Controller is a programmable board that can be quickly used to create programmable design and technology projects. The Crumble is controlled by easy to assemble blocks of code that combine to create programs downloaded straight to the Crumble device. The software used to write the code is free. No previous experience is necessary.

  • Learn the basic electronics knowledge needed to confidently use the Crumble. 
  • Explore the free Crumble software to carry out different functions e.g. make lights change colour, use sensors and switches to control a device, use motors to introduce movement.
  • Consider projects and activities that can be used to introduce electronics and Crumble into the KS2, KS3 and KS4 curriculum.
  • Tips and ideas on delivering learning on electronics and Crumble in ways that engage students and which help you manage your classroom more effectively. 

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Resources participants get

  • Digital resources that support the different activities carried out in the course as well as some additional tasks. These resources are suitable for use with studetns. 
  • Crumble starter kit to take away so you can carry on developing your skills after the course.

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What delegates say about this course

  • This was unknown territory for me. The session has given me the confidence to play with Crumble and take risks.
  • Excellent introduciton to Crumble. Really simple, easy to use & excellent resources to take back into tthe classroom.
  • The Crumble has opened up a new range of project ideas for me.

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