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  • Explaining microprocessors and sensors to science students in Rwanda, East Africa: “A microprocessor is like our brain. It processes information and crafts responses to external stimuli. The human body interacts with the surroundings using our sensory organs…sensors do the same job for the electronic world. Take a light sensor for example. It is acts like an eye. It “sees” and reports to the brain (processor) the level of light it is exposed to. The processor can then be taught (programmed) to react to a certain level of light activate other external components, the same way our brain knows how cause certain behaviors in certain conditions. A human may scream when touched (the skin is like a touch sensor)…an electronic circuit can scream (a processor can make a speaker sound) when it senses a touch (from a touch sensor).”

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