Ascension Engineering was founded by Carl and Josh (LR respectively) in 2016. They are both currently senior engineering students at Tennessee Technological University and spend all of their free time on side projects and tinkering with mechatronic systems. With Josh's experience in the electrical engineering program and Carl's in the Mechanical engineering program a need was identified in both for better course materials in intro to programming, robotics and mechatronics classes. The Apollo board is designed to be just that, easy for a freshman or any beginner to learn programming while also seeing it work with hardware for a more comprehensive experience. From the conception of the idea to the production line was a long journey, but we hope it will make a great impact on the way people learn to program. This is the mission of Ascension Engineering, we want to take innovative ideas and bring them into reality.