Always happy to head down to Barcelona and to work with the The TIDE group (Interactive & Distributed Technologies for Education) is part of the Engineering School of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. This week, I am bringing Melissa Kaivo, master student in media technology to meet up with Milica Vujovic PhD student to work on what I call PELARS 2.0. They are continuing to investigate small group work and physical computing. Kaivo is developing a set of paper cards to support learning Arduino that bridge the gap between workshops and creative exploration of their own concepts. Research and practical teaching experience show that it is hard to cross into developing your own concepts when learning physical computing in the beginning. Vujovic’s PhD research investigates multi-modal learning analytics (MMLA) that combines biometric signals, motion capture, and directional audio with the aim to understand and improve the physical design of collaborative spaces.