2018

Juan José López Almendros

IT Teacher in Salesianos Juan XXIII Alcoy. ArduinoBlocks CEO and developer

Ibi (Alicant, Valencian Country)

From May 11 to May 15, 2018

Biography —

www.arduinoblocks.com

He studied computer science and also Electronic system development in Alicante.
He started developing software applications for some companies and as a hobby while he was studying at the university. He is teaching computer science, electronics and robotics since 2008 in Salesianos Juan XXIII Alcoy. He loves programming and helps to improve his students programming skills using Scratch and Arduino.

Project —

I am the ArduinoBlocks.com creator. ArduinoBlocks is a platform for programming Arduino in a visual way. It is implemented over the Blockly engine and the platform helps students to learn programming principles without coding. Students only have to arrange blocks and think how algorithms works and how to implement them without spending time learning code. ArduinoBlocks has a lot of features for teachers and it is mainly oriented to schools. Students and teachers cand share, rate or help eachother in the platform. It is not only a programming tool, this is a social network around Arduino programming too. I started this platform for my students and I opened it to all the world later. I spend a lot of my free time apart of teaching improving the tool and preparing documentation and manuals.