The SYS-STEM project partners have already created Arduino Laboratories for their students. Through the SYS-STEM project, however, they decided to make these laboratories available to the whole world and at the same time invite schools to use them from a distance.
ArdLAB hub is an online application that centralises and organises the reservations of time slots for the project partners’ (and future participants) ArdLABs (Arduino Laboratories).
The hub is open to schools, universities, and organisations to create their own ArdLabs and share them with the community through the platform
The SYS-STEM ArdLAB hub requires only a registration to access its features. Through the easily accessible interface, users can choose their desired day & time for use of a remote ArdLAB.
The automised platform checks the available ArdLABs for that date/time and presents the labs available. The user merely has to click on “reserve” and connect to that ArdLAB via the hub on the day/time agreed. Should all the SYS-STEM ArdLABS be busy at a particular time, the preceding or next available times will be displayed clearly.
The ArdLAB hub is highly innovative in its collaborative focus and use of modern digital technology to improve access to electronics equipment for schools. It allows school users from anywhere to access a remote ArdLAB with which they can program and prototype in Arduino.
The hub is an idea for open-source access and sharing of technology. This fundamental idea here depicts how robotics can also be transferable to other areas of education.