The Science Journal initiative graduates from Google to Arduino – Electronics Weekly


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The Science Journal initiative graduates from Google to Arduino

The journal was originally a Google initiative to encourage students to explore the world around them and record their observations as they conduct their own experiments.

It was an open source project, and with Arduino’s existing experience with the Science Journal, Google has announced it will transfer ownership of the project fully to Arduino.

The new version of the Science Journal will include support for the Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense Board, as well as the MKR WiFi 1010 Board included in the Arduino Science Kit, says Arduino.

Students will be able to document science experiments and record observations using their own mobile device. And developers will continue to be able to use APIs and Arduino open source firmware to help create new projects.

“Arduino’s heritage in both education and open source makes us the ideal partner to take on and develop the great work started by Google with the Science Journal,” said Fabio Violante, Arduino’s CEO.

“The Science Journal’s core principles of enabling children to learn interactively, in a safe and inclusive environment, are totally aligned with Arduino’s philosophy and approach to education. Taking on the next generation of the Science Journal, we can continue providing the essential tools for STEAM classes that develop with students as they progress through school and university, preparing them for a successful future.”

Arduino’s version of the Science Journal will be available this coming September for both iOS and Android.

The Google versions of the app will officially cease support and updates on 11 December 2020, with Arduino continuing all support and app development in the future.

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