Apple focuses on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and software products. The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of personal computers, the iPod line of portable media players, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple’s software products include the Mac OS X operating system, iTunes media browser, the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software, and Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio- and film-industry software products.
Robotics and electronic hobbyists have embraced the Arduino platform for its versatility. The single-board microcontroller makes designing and using electronics accessible to the DIY generation. Although Arduino is technically a hardware solution, it does utilize software via a standard programming language compiler.
DMA uses Arduino in several courses and students enrolled in Robotics & Electrical Engineering with Arduino and the Academy for Robotics & Engineering get their own Arduino development kit to take home at the end of the program.
Based on a pioneering experiment at MIT, the LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robotics kit gives robot builders the software and hardware they need to design working robots that can be personalized and customized to perform a variety of tasks.
Each robotics student in DMA’s tech camps is assigned their own LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT or EV3 robotics kit for use during the duration of camp.
DMA uses the base NXT kit (valued at $295) and/or the EV3 kit (valued at $339) and adds additional parts to the kit, bringing the combined value of the kit students use during the week to approximately $700.
Oculus Rift is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there.
Rift’s advanced display technology combined with its precise, low-latency constellation tracking system enables the sensation of presence – the feeling as though you’re actually there. The magic of presence changes everything. You’ve never experienced immersion like this.
Raspberry Pi works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.
Raspberry Pi provides low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn, solve problems and have fun by providing outreach and education to help more people access computing and digital making. They also develop free resources to help people learn about computing and how to make things with computers, and train educators who can guide other people to learn.