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The XPlorerBoard Student gives anyone the ability to quickly learn electronics & programming using hardware + iPad/Android applications
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Fun Electronics and Programming Learning Has Arrived (for ages 8 to 80)!

Introducing the XPlorerBoard Student: the fun way to learn electronics and programming.  This revolutionary electronics learning system teaches and inspires. The XPlorerBoard Student gives anyone the ability to quickly learn programming and electronic circuits.  It easily plugs into your Mac or PC so you can run programs on the built in Arduino compatible micro-processor.

Our Story

During the past 17 years, we have had the opportunity to mentor many aspiring engineers and scientists.  Our company regularly hires interns for positions in electronics and computer programming.  We have also performed hands-on engineering lessons at grade schools and middle schools.  We discovered that hands-on interactive learning is the best way for people to acquire engineering and computer skills.  We wanted to develop a complete system that combines tablet interactivity with physical world experiments.  The result is the XPlorerBoard Student.

We have designed the XPlorerBoard Student to be a lifelong electronics learning kit that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.  The variety of programs provides hundreds of hours of hands-on experimenting.

The XPlorerBoard Student is an ideal supplement to STEM Educational programs.It can be used as courseware for science and engineering classes, after school programs, home schooling, or for the D.I.Y. Makers.The XPlorerBoard is also a great tool for anyone who wants a self contained Arduino development environment with all the needed sensors on board.

The XPlorerBoard’s iPad and Android InventIT application includes 50 inspiring experiments. 

Each experiment includes a video showing the completed project, hookup diagrams, and step-by-step explanations of the Arduino programming code. 

The experiments include:

  • Programming Learning Experiments
  • Display
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Temperature
  • Infrared
  • Motion
  • Multicolor RGB Experiments
  • And many more Surprise Experiments

Some Examples of what you can build:

  • Motion activate burglar alarm
  • Digital light intensity meter
  • Sound pitch generator
  • Electronic Level
  • Digital temperature meter
  • Ping Pong video game on the OLED display
  • Movement sensor

It’s easy to build interactive projects by following the graphical connection diagrams and then entering the Arduino code into your computer.  Each section of code is clearly documented and explained so you will easily learn and understand the programming concepts.

Animation Showing Wire Hookup for Electronic Level Project
Animation Showing Wire Hookup for Electronic Level Project

Rewards

Each XPlorerBoard Student Learning Kit Contains:

  • XPlorerBoard Student circuit board fully assembled with all parts and sensors
  • 65+ hookup wires of varying lengths
  • USB cable to hook to your computer
  • Carrying case that holds the XPlorerBoard and all its wires
  • The InventIT iPad and Android application that contain 50 experiments for your XPlorerBoard Student

For families, clubs, camps, and schools, we have several rewards that include multiple XPlorerBoard Student Learning Kits.

Specifications

The XPlorerBoard Student has an onboard ATMega328P micro-controller that is preloaded with the Arduino boot loader so it is fully compatible with the free Arduino software development environment.  Power is supplied with the included USB cable from the host computer or a USB power adapter (sold separately).

Risks and challenges

During the last 17 years, we have successfully designed and manufactured many products from electronics to software to consumer goods. Last year, we successfully completed our first XPlorerBoard project, which shipped worldwide to happy customers.

We have a 6000 square foot manufacturing facility in Savannah Georgia with our own pick and place machine. We also have in-house CNC Machines, Injection Molding Machines, and other equipment that can be used to make fixtures to meet production demands.

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    *** Super Duper Early Bird Special *** One XPlorerBoard Student Electronics Learning Kit. Includes XPlorerBoard circuit board, jumper wires, and InventIT iPad/Android applications.

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    *** Everything You Need *** One XPlorerBoard Student Electronics Learning Kit. Includes XPlorerBoard circuit board, jumper wires, and InventIT iPad/Android applications.

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    *** Family Education Kit *** Two XPlorerBoard Student Electronics Learning Kits. Includes 2 XPlorerBoard circuit boards, 2 sets of jumper wires, and InventIT iPad/Android applications.

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    *** Club Education Kit *** Four XPlorerBoard Student Electronics Learning Kits. Includes 4 XPlorerBoard circuit boards, 4 sets of jumper wires, and InventIT iPad/Android applications.

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    *** Small Classroom Kit *** Six XPlorerBoard Student Electronics Learning Kits. Includes 6 XPlorerBoard circuit boards, 6 sets of jumper wires, and InventIT iPad/Android applications.

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    *** Large Classroom Kit *** Ten XPlorerBoard Student Electronics Learning Kits. Includes 10 XPlorerBoard circuit boards, 10 sets of jumper wires, and InventIT iPad/Android applications.

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    *** Super Early Bird Special *** One XPlorerBoard Student Electronics Learning Kit. Includes XPlorerBoard circuit board, jumper wires, and InventIT iPad/Android applications.

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