SanCloud supplies its products to some of the world’s most prestigious universities to further education in the use of open-source software and hardware for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects

Logos of top universities from across the world that use SanCloud products

Empowering the next generation of Engineers and Scientists

As an advancement from mainstream SBCs for many educational institutions, the SanCloud BeagleBone® Enhanced is the next step in preparing students for the application of STEM learning in the workplace.

The BeagleBone® Enhanced open hardware design, coupled with its many physical and wireless connectivity options, make it an ideal platform for learning and developing embedded system projects. Universities recognise the increasing adoption of IoT across industries and are addressing skills gaps by adjusting their curriculum to embrace more courses related to embedded systems and cloud computing.

The BeagleBone® Enhanced features an abundance of input and output pins and many supported interfaces, making it ideal for projects dealing with electronics or IoT projects in the ‘real world’. Projects that require reading from sensors (some of which are already onboard), commanding actuators (such as motors or light systems), and networking are simpler and more efficient with the BeagleBone® than with other mainstream boards. 

Example SanCloud supported STEM and Electronics Projects

  • Quadcopter with wireless and autonomous control
  • 5-Axis CNC milling machine build
  • Media player 
  • Autonomous boat
  • Home automation 
  • Self balancing robot using onboard gyro and accelerometer
  • Robotic arm in assembly line simulation
  • Remote control and maintenance monitoring of 3D printers
  • Digital advertising system using both LED matrix and TV screens
  • Wireless access point
  • Remote environmental monitoring station
  • Cloud server

Google Summer of Code

A global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organisation on a 10 week programming project during their break from school. The® Foundation serves as a mentoring organisation.

Student Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must currently be a full or part time Student
  • Must be eligible to work in the country you reside in during the program
  • Not already accepted as a Student in GSoC more than once
  • Must reside in a country that is not currently embargoed by the United States
Google Summer of Code

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Featured Education Case Study

A SanCloud university customer is in the process of compiling a case study describing the innovative works of their students. Watch this space.