Ben Eater is the Lead Exercise Developer at Khan Academy, a non-profit education platform dedicated to providing a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy is most well-known for its library of over 3, instructional videos, but it also offers over interactive exercises that allow students to work at their own pace to learn and master anything from basic addition through calculus. Ben first became involved with Khan Academy in the fall of as a volunteer creating exercise content in his spare time while working on his own business in the networking industry.
After 6 months of contributing to Khan Academy, he felt no choice but to drop everything, move across the country, and join the team full-time. Now, Ben leads a team of several developers who, together, are responsible for creating all of the interactive exercises and assessment content on Khan Academy. He is excited about being able to work with innovative schools, visionary teachers, and use data from hundreds of millions of problems done to make the learning experiences of millions of students more effective and joyful.
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Account Create an account.Atlas is a Black Hole badge. To earn it, the user has to achieve mastery in a certain number of exercises. This badge motivates users to become proficient by practicing more exercises, especially Math ones.
There currently aren't enough skills on Khan Academy to earn the badge. It is possible that the user would need to achieve mastery in 1, exercises; for there are currently 1, Either way, it is currently impossible to earn it. You can find this badge here on Khan Academy. As of February 11,Peter Collingridge stated that Atlas will most likely never be available to the public.
Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Atlas Description??? New Information: As of February 11,Peter Collingridge stated that Atlas will most likely never be available to the public. The badge is named after Atlas - the primordial Titan who held up the sky in Greek mythology.
He is also the titan of astronomy and navigation, and the titan general in the titan war. Atlas used to only require skills, but the skill requirement was increased once Khan Academy reached skills.
How do you get the Atlas Badge.
Sal started Khan Academy in to help his cousins and soon other people's cousins. In addition to setting the vision and direction for Khan Academy, he still makes a lot of videos although he's not the only one anymore.
He now manages the Content Platform team, which builds next-generation tools for content creation and internationalization. Craig is focused on the infrastructure that supports Khan Academy, from its databases to its developer tools.
Before joining, Craig worked for Google, where he was the first employee hired by Larry and Sergey. Tomer loves being a part of Khan Academy's mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. As a math content creator, he's focused on the world-class part, constantly working on ways to make Khan Academy's content better.
Pamela was born to a duo of Computer Scientists who told her that she could learn programming without their help, thanks to the internet. Now that she's at KA, she creates the computing curriculum to make that true! When Pamela's not coding or teaching, she's usually playing improv games.
Before KA, she worked at Coursera and Google. Mia works with a wide variety of organizations to create and launch new and exciting content on Khan Academy. Before joining the team, she completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and graduated with a degree in history from University of California, Berkeley. Charlotte is an advocate of individually-paced learning and has applied that principal in her own life and throughout her teaching. She majored in puzzles and games for her first degree although her Mary Baldwin College transcript calls it mathematics and computer scienceand focused her M.If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.
Science Electrical engineering Home-made robots Spider Bot. Spider's click n' stick. Battery and motor mounts for Spider. Spider's motor controller.
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Spider's power switch. Spider's Arduino Nano. Motor controller connections. Spider's stabilizer bar. Ben Eater's Spider. Next lesson. Current timeTotal duration Google Classroom Facebook Twitter. Video transcript - [Interviewer] So I see you've done something different with the bot.
One is, the kit you gave me didn't have popsicle sticks, so I was just sort of rummaging around to see what I had, and I had some printed circuit board, so I just kinda cut those out. So you can use- - [Interviewer] Oh, that's cool. And then you don't have to worry about, like, breaking the hot glue and redoing it, you can just sort of snap 'em on.Ben Eater's Spider - Home-made robots - Electrical engineering - Khan Academy
I notice you don't have a paper clip on that one. Can we see it run? I like the way that you changed out the batteries.GitHub is home to over 50 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together. Work fast with our official CLI. Learn more. If nothing happens, download GitHub Desktop and try again. If nothing happens, download Xcode and try again.
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This framework, together with the exercises themselves, can be used completely independently of the Khan Academy application. The process for writing exercises is rather well documented. More information about this process can be found in the Khan Exercises wiki.
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Video transcript OK. So, in this video, we're going to take our five volt motors, and we're going to build some motor mounts using Popsicle sticks. The Popsicle sticks are going to allow us to connect the motors together, make sure they're lined up straight and hold them in place, and they're also going to give us a way to attach our batteries. Now we're going to measure the distance. And so it'll be a really quick job to trim that. And those are going to allow us to connect our motors and, like I said, keep everything lined up.
So those are going to be our motor mounts. The Popsicle sticks are kind of nice too because the hot glue doesn't cool right away on it. It takes it a second, so it gives us a little bit of time to position everything. If you put the hot glue right on the motor, it will cool right away, and sometimes it's hard to readjust things or to line things up if you need to.If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, discovering new music, and drinking coffee. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing games, watching movies, and listening to music.
Thomas is a rising junior studying Computer Science at Caltech. He is a devoted student-athlete on the Caltech varsity swim team. In his free time, he likes to drink coffee, explore new foods, and pick up new programming languages and technologies. He interned at Khan Academy last year where he wrote code and developed a passion for bread baking.
Chase also still enjoys spending time out in nature, hammocking, hiking, and playing beach volleyball. In his free time, he enjoys drinking coffee, playing video games, and playing piano. Back for another round! She likes metal model kits and puzzles. Laker got hooked on math because he needed it to program video games. He also enjoys morning hikes, foreign languages, pickup basketball, and all kinds of cheese. Cyrus is a law student at Santa Clara University.
He enjoys traveling, soccer, playing the guitar, live music, and most importantly — coffee. She can usually be found buying books, listening to podcasts, or looking for aesthetically pleasing cafes!
Jaclyn is a rising junior at Carnegie Mellon University, where she studies design and human-computer interaction. Her interests include coffee, national parks, design ethics, and using the WhatFont Chrome extension on everything.
He is a rising senior at Rutgers University studying Computer Engineering. His favorite activities include playing basketball, squash, volleyball, and Switch games. Matthew is a rising senior at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science and Public Policy with specializations in AI and education, respectively.
He's not really sure what this "spare time" thing is, but he'd like to try it sometime.