Eager to try out more advanced applications for your VIA Pixetto? Want to see AI education using the vision sensor in action? This week’s VIA Pixetto Round-Up brings you a collection of our latest tutorials, in addition to a behind-the-scenes report on our latest collaborative event with Qinxian Junior High School in Jiufen, Taiwan. For those ready to try out new techniques for utilizing VIA Pixetto, feel free to follow the tutorials below as step-by-step guides or to use them as jumping off points for your own high-tech projects.
Perhaps one of the most pressing human resources concerns during this era of exponential tech development is how to inspire interest in AI among school students. Our mission to answer this question has led us to cross-sector collaboration with Qinxian Junior High in Taiwan and a National Taiwan Normal University research team lead by Professor Zhang Yushan.
The event marked the opening of an AI summer camp being hosted at QinXian with the support of the New Taipei City Government and demonstrated the benefits of bringing AI to life in students’ eyes through storifying technology. We cannot help but applaud this out-of-the-box (and outstanding, we might add) application of high-tech in middle school education.
Ready to code without Blocks? Want more creative freedom and flexibility to design your own AI projects? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This detailed guide will teach how to set up a Python coding environment on your personal computer for VIA Pixetto. Once you have this platform established, you will have free rein to program Pixetto for any project that inspires you.
To create a device which uses AI color recognition to track any given object, try out this tutorial! The entire project only requires using your VIA Pixetto, in addition to an Arduino board and two servomotors, and can be completed using our integrated Blocks coding platform. Don’t forget to share you finished Object Tracking device with us on social media at #VIAPixetto!
That is it for the Pixetto.ai updates for this week. For further updates, look out for our VIA Pixetto website round-up articles on this page, or simply type “VIA Pixetto” into the search bar for all announcements and articles about the device.
Written by Josephine Cheng, a current intern at VIA and a Communications student at the University of Pennsylvania.