Distributor RS Components has started offering the Arduino CTC 101 Education, a complete e-learning platform tailored for the 13 to 17 age group at secondary schools.

The CTC 101 kit supports programming and mechatronics with five themed modules and offers more than 25 hands-on experiments. All the parts in the kit are completely reusable, allowing experiments to be reconfigured in endless combinations and further developed for more advanced students and projects, according to Arduino.

Each CTC 101 kit includes enough electronic components for a class of 24 students and a teacher. It has six Genuino 101 programmable microcontroller boards, six Arduino Education Shields, a set of sensors and actuators, component modules, breadboards, a selection of electronic components, connectors and wires, plus other elements such as servo motors, USB cable, wheels and bearings, batteries and power modules.

The CTC, or Creative Technologies in the Classroom, is Arduino’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) programme for upper secondary education. The Arduino Education programme was set up to empower educators with the necessary hardware and software tools to create a more hands-on and innovative learning experience.