Altium has launched Upverter Education distance learning program based on Upverter, a free, web-based printed circuit board (PCB) design tool that is easy to learn and use.
This free online curriculum covers engineering principles and concepts, as well as topics in hardware fundamentals, schematic capture, circuit board layout, and designing for complex systems.The collaborative and remote learning features of Upverter fit perfectly with the needs of STEM educators for guiding students through the electronics design process and their exploration of technology and engineering.
“It is truly a joy to provide our tools freely to students and to help prepare educators for the challenges they face with distance learning this year,” Dr. W. Gordon Kruberg, Head of Modular Hardware, at Altium, shares. “We look forward to seeing how Upverter can lift the level of understanding of students nationally and abroad. We are participating because we believe this rising tide will lift all boats.”
In addition to empowering educators and students all across the globe, Upverter will also be supporting the international FIRST Robotics competition launching this November. Several high school robotics teams are already using Upverter.
“Our students are super excited about robotics but are also new to the printed circuit board design and electronics learning. Having online access to the Upverter design tool and the learning resources will propel our learning curve, whether in class, or learning from home, ” reports Ryan Griggs, Lead Mentor, WAR Lords and WOW, Francis Parker School, San Diego, California.
The Upverter Education Program is a free resource and feature Upverter, an easy to use, web-based tool for editing schematic diagrams and PCB layouts. It also includes Electrical engineering courses for students of all skill levels, including those with no prior exposure to circuit board design
There is a library of completed designs for inspiration and teaching and responsive support from Upverter Forums for technical questions. An Upverter YouTube channel is also available with detailed navigation videos