Elecrow, the company behind the CrowPi educational laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi, have launched a new crowdfunding campaign for a more ambitious STEM education product called Crowbits.

They’re sets of electronic modules including controllers, power supplies, input and output devices, and sensors. These blocks can be snapped together magnetically to create various projects including game controllers or handheld game consoles, remote control cars, or cars that use sensors to avoid obstacles or respond to gestures.

Overall there are 80 different modules available as part of five different kits, and kids (or adults) can learn to program their hardware using Scratch, Python, or Java.

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  1. You mean Windows Terminal can make my laptop (with no serial rs-232 port) act like a dumb terminal from the 80’s? I don’t see any mention of SSL support, like PuTTy, for connecting to remote systems that do not permit Telnet connections. How the heck am I gonna connect to a Cisco switch console using this?

  2. I’ve been really impressed with Windows Terminal. I use it in WSL for most of my daily work, and it does everything I could ask for.

    It’s fast and configurable, has no emulation bugs that I can find, has good mouse support, and an active community. I can’t think of anything that it’s lacking, but they keep finding new features. I’ve never been a focus-follows-mouse guy but I’m sure some people will be happy to have that.