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Airblock

Airblock

Airblock

A transformable, flying robot, made especially for children.

 

Official website:

https://www.makeblock.com/steam-kits/airblock

 

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General decription:

Via the MakeBlock coding app, children can control their robot with instructions they program themselves. They will be learning to program and create at the same time, through play.

Yes, makex robotics competitions http://www.makex.io/en

$99 per item

Airblock is made up of 1 core master module, and 6 power modules. Connect them magnetically to quickly build an aircraft, a hovercraft or a variety of other DIY configurations. All Airblock modules have an innovative magnetic design. Assemble with a single touch and you’re ready to fly.

Materials in Polish:

 

Materials in Estonian:

Info for teachers:

Guiding creativity

There are numerous examples of construction and play on the Makeblock App. They are all specially designed to guide children as they begin the creative process, practice different skills, master them, and start creating independently.

Programming Guide

Detailed software instructions allow children to easily get to grips with programming and exercise their logical thinking. Using the systematic methods they can attempt to solve everyday problems with programming.

Whilst they play, children can learn block-based programming, the principles of aerodynamics, exercise logic and use their critical thinking skills.

Scratch based block programming.

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Arduino

Arduino

Arduino

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software.

 

Official website:

https://www.arduino.cc

 

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General decription:

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Many various options available at https://store.arduino.cc

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board.

 

Materials in Polish:


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Materials in Italian:

Info for teachers:

Arduino is intended for anyone making interactive projects, irrespective of age or school level.

A worldwide community of makers – students, hobbyists, artists, programmers, and professionals – has gathered around this open-source platform, their contributions have added up to an incredible amount of accessible knowledge that can be of great help to novices and experts alike: http://forum.arduino.cc/

There’s also a whole Arduino Education portal with a wealth of resources for users: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Education

All STEM related subjects

Arduino programming language

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Bioloid

Bioloid

Bioloid

All-round robot kit for education/robot competitions/entertainment.

The Bioloid is an educational robot kit which helps you learn the basics of structures and principles of robot joints.

 

Official website:

http://www.robotis.us/bioloid-1/

 

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General decription:

$1.199,00  per Bioloid Premium KIT

The Bioloid is an educational robot kit which helps you learn the basics of structures and principles of robot joints. And you can expand its application to the engineering, inverse kinematics, and kinetics.

It is also for hobbyists who enjoy building customized robots and is the most frequently used robot kit for various robot competitions.

A review in Swedish from Finland

 

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Info for teachers:

  • Secondary school / Age 15+
  • Intermediate and advanced levels
  • Everything is included with the kit
  • With Bioloid you can create any types of robots inspired by all living creatures.
  • Bio+ All + Droid = BIOLOID

 

Robotics, Mechanics, Electronics, English language, Science, Mathematics

RoboPlus

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BrickPi

BrickPi

BrickPi

BrickPi is best for someone who already has LEGO MINDSTORMS sensors and motors. The BrickPi connects to the Raspberry Pi, and replaces the MINDSTORMS Brick (brain of MINDSTORMS system). If you don’t already have LEGO MINDSTORMS, check out our complete robot kit, the GoPiGo.

 

Official website:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/brickpi/

 

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General decription:

 $ 1,199.99 – BrickPi3 Classroom Kit

BrickPi is best for someone who already has LEGO MINDSTORMS sensors and motors. The BrickPi connects to the Raspberry Pi, and replaces the MINDSTORMS Brick (brain of MINDSTORMS system). If you don’t already have LEGO MINDSTORMS, check out our complete robot kit, the GoPiGo.

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Info for teachers:

S.T.E.M., Engineering, 3D modelling, language, science, mathematics

Python, Scratch, or Java

Secondary School, Age 12+

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Codey Rocky

Codey Rocky

Codey Rocky

Smart Robot for Beginner Coding and AI Learning. It consists of two parts:
Codey “the brain” and Rocky “the moving part”.

 

Official website:

https://www.makeblock.com/steam-kits/codey-rocky

 

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General decription:

Equipped with over 10 electronic modules, including a sound sensor, a light sensor and an LED dot matrix display, Codey Rocky is a treasure trove of fun that plays music, follows light, mimics facial expressions and many more with easy coding, empowering children with the skills to turn their imagination into reality and experience the delight out of their achievement.

Codey is  the part that gets programmed and Rocky is the moving part of the robot  and looks like a bandwagon, Codey can be attached to Rocky in order to make the robot mobile.

This robot is not just a simple toy, it comes with  built in AI function and features like face, voice and written word recognition and the robot is capable of deep learning.

Transferring code written on computers or tablets/smartphones is done using bluetooth and when using a computer one have to buy separate a specific bluetooth dongle. It don’t work with a computers own built in bluetooth unit.

 

Product info in Swedish

Materials in Polish

Materials in Italian:

Materials in Estonian:

Makeblock – a standard app for controlling and programming Makeblock robots

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$99 per item

Info for teachers:

Age 6+

Codey Rocky comes with learning resources and tutorials supporting children to program every step of the way. It also benefits from copious references, constantly updated tutorials, and creative projects, inspiring children with imagination and creativity. For more professional and systematic guidance on programming, free PBL (problem-based learning) programming lessons are additionally available to our users.

https://www.makeblock.com/steam-kits/codey-rocky-2#Software

Makeblockś  support page have some detailed guides (in English) on how to code and how to set up and use the  hardware. The guidance in programming is both aimed at beginners and for more advanced coding.

And then there are: http://education.makeblock.com witch is dedicated to teach teachers and students how to use and code Makeblock robots.

On Youtube there are video tutorials made by Makeblock themselves and by Codey Rocky users. Some examples:

PS! on Youtube there are also presentations and guides in other languages than just English. Well worth searching.

Through games and application, children will be able to learn about the logical thinking and principles behind AI as well as how to interact with machines, which are all essential as they prepare for the arrival of the age of AI. Math, science, motion physics are the most important here too.

Codey Rocky uses mBlock software which supports both blocked-based (scratch) and Python programming. Harnessing the power of mBlock software, Codey Rocky allows children to create dot matrix animations, design games and realize AI and IoT applications.

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DOBOT Magician

DOBOT Magician

DOBOT Magician

A lightweight multifunctional extendable desktop robotic arm for practical training education. It can be used for 3D printing, laser engraving, write and draw and grabbing objects.

 

Official website:

https://www.dobot.cc/

 

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General decription:

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$1,699.00
+ $99.00 shipping Amazon

Up to now, DOBOT Magician has been successfully applied in many institutions such as Tsinghua University, Shandong University, University of Technology Sydney and more. Enterprises such as Volkswagen, Alibaba, Tencent have established cooperation projects with DOBOT Magician.

As the good performance both in hardware design and software application, DOBOT Magician has won the CES 2018 Innovation Award, iF DESIGN AWARD 2018, Red Dot Design Award 2018 and 2017 Red Star Design Award.

Swedish product info:

 

Info for teachers:

  • High school and STEAM education. It offers a lot of functions that will benefit not only students but also engineers and computer programmers.
  • Intermediate and advanced levels.

DOBOT Magician is a multifunctional desktop robotic arm for practical training education. Installed with different end-tools, DOBOT Magician can realize interesting functions such as 3D printing, laser engraving, writing and drawing. It supports secondary development by 13 extensible interfaces and over 20 programming languages.

STEAM education, high school level and higher education.

This robotic arm addresses both beginners and coding experts by supporting most major programming languages, such as C++, C#, Python, and Java, while an MIT programming language for kids named Scratch is also available, which one can find under the name Blockly here. 

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Drone parrot mini / parrot mambo code

Drone parrot mini / parrot mambo code

Drone parrot mini / parrot mambo code

The drone is designed to be controlled by mobile or tablet operating systems such as the supported iOS or Android, within their respective apps or the unofficial software available for Windows Phone, Samsung BADA and Symbian devices.

 

Official website:

https://www.parrot.com/us/drones/parrot-mambo-code?ref=#parrot-mambo-code-details

 

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General decription:

  • SWIFT PLAYGROUND
  • TYNKER
  • WORKBENCH
  • SIMULINK
  • PYTHON
  • JAVASCRIPT
  • DEVELOPERS

More information about each app: https://edu.parrot.com/apps.html 

 

 

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$59,99 on Amazon ($109,99 is the normal place)

A bundle with a minidrone and plenty of other stuff – $149

This is a bundle the contains a Parrot Mambo minidrone and also a six-month subscription to Tynker, where kids will be able to pickup coding skills to use with the drones.

The drone will also come with a mini-ball launcher, grabber, 50 plastic balls, while the Tynker subscription will give kids access to eight mobile coding courses, 18 online coding courses, over 350 puzzle levels, tutorials, and a virtual drone flight simulation course, all of which will be priced at $149, which is actually relatively affordable.

Info for teachers:

From primary schools to PhD’s.

Tynker’s coding courses are already supported by eight additional Parrot Minidrones; those that own a compatible drone may purchase the Tynker Home Plan to add programmable capabilities. 

Drones offer an astonishing new aerial perspective with countless applications that cut across disciplines, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as film, media, and journalism.

Tynker, Blockly and text coding (Javascipt, Python…).
Also full support for Apple Swift Playground!

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Edbot

Edbot

Edbot

A transformable, flying robot, made especially for children.

 

Official website:

http://ed.bot/edbot

 

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General decription:

This robot seems really fun to program and watch performing. A big plus that Edbot is compatible with block coding using Scratch.

Robot for sale at company online webshop for 799£ +VAT & Shipping.

Software is not open sourced but is included when buying the robot and all future software updates are then also free.

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Info for teachers:

Age 7+.
Beginners, intermediate, advanced level.

Video tutorials in English on Vimeo.

On Edbots homepage there are quite a lot of downloadable tutorials and lessons made as PowerPoint presentations in English. Lessons show how to block code Edbot using Scratch.

Math, science, motion physics

  • Block coding using Scratch
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • C/C++

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Edison V2.0

Edison V2.0

Edison V2.0

Edison is a STEM robot that comes ready to go but is also a build kit because Edison is compatible with Lego bricks which makes it possible to customize and build your own robot designs

 

Official website:

https://meetedison.com

 

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General decription:

This robot can also be programmed using barcodes (with Python) which is suitable for more experienced coders.

Microbricand the company behind this robot has made robots for use in schools since 2004.

 

Materials in Swedish:

 

Website in Polish:

 

Materials in Estonian:

  • One robot (EdPack 1) 49.00 $
  • Two robots (STEM starter pack) 114,00 $
  • 10 pack  (EdPack10) 369,00 $.

The company is based in Australia but they ship worldwide and there are resellers in Europe like RoboShop https://www.robotshop.com/eu
Software is free of charge and teaching materials (lessons and worksheets) are open sourced and licensed under Creative Commons.

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Info for teachers:

  • Age 6+
  • Beginners, intermediate, advanced level

The Edison developers have on their homepage available for download lessons and other teaching material for programming the robot. Language support for their materials are in English, Swedish, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, French, Estonian, Czech and many more.

Edison has great language support mainly because they have a community of users devoted to translating and producing lessons for Edison.

Math, science, motion physics, design.

Edison is a STEM robot that comes ready to go but is also a build kit because Edison is compatible with Lego bricks which makes it possible to customize and build your own robot designs. With the Edison kit as the base and then extend it with lego almost as far as your imagination takes you.

  • Block coding using Edison’s own apps EdScratch and EdBlocks which are very similar to the standard version of  Scratch.
  • Text coding using EdPy witch is coding in Python

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Elenco Line Tracking Robot

Elenco Line Tracking Robot

Elenco Line Tracking Robot

The Line Tracking Robot will follow a black line drawn on white paper by using two photo interrupters. Create different routes with black electronic tape or a black marker and see what your Line Tracking Robot can do!

 

Official website:

https://www.elenco.com/product/line-tracking-robot/

 

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General decription:

$29,95 per item

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2xAA batteries required but not included

Info for teachers:

Age 14 and older

There’s a manual of how to assemble and use the robot in English.

STEAM

The Elenco Line Tracking Robot Kit uses sensors to follow a route that you draw for it.

This line following robot uses two photo interrupters to see black lines drawn onto white paper. Use a black marker or black tape to plot your robot’s journey and watch it go.

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Ergo Jr

Ergo Jr

Ergo Jr

Ergo Jr is a low cost arm designed for education, easy to build and modify.

 

Official website:

https://www.poppy-project.org/en/robots/poppy-ergo-jr

 

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General decription:

Starting from 50 EUR. Full set costs 319 EUR

It is a robotic arm, consisting of 6 motors allowing life-like movements and 3D printed elements. The use of rivets make the assembly, modification and reassembly easy. Ergo Jr comes with three tools for different interactions with its environment: a lampshade, a gripper and a pen holder. 

The robot is controlled with a Raspberry Pi board, and a camera helps it interact with the world. 

Everything in the robot is let transparent and accessible to promote an educative approach and an interactive technology.

The Poppy project is a community-centered robotic project. It targets the needs of a multidisciplinary community where researchers, teachers, artists, and robotic enthusiasts can share their work and ideas.

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Info for teachers:

Not specified exactly. Rather for older students, at age 14+

Dedicated platform for educational use of Poppy (in French) https://www.poppy-education.org/

Manual of the Poppy Project covers everything from the short overview of what is possible within the project to the details on how you can build a Poppy robot or reproduce one of the pedagogical activity https://docs.poppy-project.org/en/ 

It comes with a set of pedagogical activities, developed with high-school teachers, ranging from the discovery of the robot and how to control it to more complex and integrated project. These activities are accessible for free on the project’s forums.

An ideal medium to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Snap! – Python – C ++ – Java – Matlab – Ruby  – JavaScript

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FABLE Explore!

FABLE Explore!

FABLE Explore!

Build your own robots in seconds

Combining function, build and extension modules gives pupils endless possibilities to create different types of robots.

With the Fable educational robot kits, you can teach programming, robotics and innovation in middle school, secondary schools, even at university level.

 

Official website:

https://www.shaperobotics.com/product/the-fable-explorer-set/

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

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GoPiGo

GoPiGo

GoPiGo

The GoPiGo is a complete kit to build your own robot car. GoPiGo works at the level you’re at — whether you are a parent looking for a smart, fun weekend project to do with your kid, a teacher looking for a way to increase engagement in your science course, or a grad student in need of a platform for your robotics research that requires mobility.

 

Official website:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/gopigo3/

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/product-category/curriculum/

Official teaching materials must be purchased. Price varies from $ 50 – 2000

 

S.T.E.M., coding

Python, Scratch, or Java

Secondary School, Age 12+

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GrovePi

GrovePi

GrovePi

GrovePi is an electronics board that you can connect to hundreds of different sensors, so you can program them to monitor, control, and automate devices in your life.

 

Official website:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/grovepi/

 

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General decription:

  • $39.99 – Board
  • $149.99 – Base kit
  • $229.99 – Starter kit
  • $1199.99 – Classroom kit

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Info for teachers:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/grovepi-tutorials-documentation/

GrovePi invention curriculum must be purchased for $2000

 

S.T.E.M., coding

Python, Scratch, or Java

Age 9+

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Hexy the Hexapod

Hexy the Hexapod

Hexy the Hexapod

Open Source Low Cost Arduino DIY Robot Kit

 

Official website:

http://arcbotics.com/products/hexy/

 

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General decription:

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$250 per item

The kit includes:

  • Everything needed to build the robot, even the screwdriver
  • 7 bags of blue acrylic laser-cut pieces (1 extra set of legs)
  • 20 servos (18 for legs, 1 for eyes, 1 extra)
  • Ultrasonic distance sensor eyes
  • Full Arduino-based Servotor32 robot controller capable of controlling up to 32 Servos
  • All the screws and nuts you need to assemble the kit, with extras
  • Bluetooth module that plugs straight into the Servotor32 robot controller
  • USB cable
  • 2 battery holders and cables

Info for teachers:

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Hexapod robot kit gives you a platform to explore advanced robotics, kinematics, and programming.

Arduino Coding Environment.

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Micro:bit

Micro:bit

Micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.

 

Official website:

https://microbit.org/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Primary and Secondary school, Age 8+

Coding, design, science, art, math, music, sport, dance

It can be coded from any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more.

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MimicArm

MimicArm

MimicArm

MimicArm is easy to build, easy to use a programmable robot that grows with the child’s ability. A DIY robot with a collection of robots, sensors and programming tools for both beginners and programming experts.

 

Official website:

https://mimicrobots.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

MimicArm is easy to build, easy to use a programmable robot that grows with the child’s ability.

It suits everyone, from robot novice to veteran programmer. Thanks to the intuitive manual mode children as young as 5 are able to use mimicArm immediately. When the child is ready, the simple yet powerful programming software gradually eases you into programming concepts and the pre-programmed experiments start simple to guide you every step of the way. The experiments incrementally increase in complexity until you’re able to program using genuine C code, just like the professionals.

Vimeo user Brett Pipitone has several tutorial videos and lessons on his Vimeo page  https://vimeo.com/user18380378

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MimicArm Novice Kit $199 from Mimicrobots

Info for teachers:

  • Age 5+
  • Beginners, intermediate, advanced levels

From manual mode to block programming and coding.

Math, science, motion physics, developing STEAM skills

MimicBlock and Arduino programs

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MotionBlock

MotionBlock

MotionBlock

Multi-form programmable robot kit.

 

Official website:

https://store.makeblock.com/products/motionblock

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Makeblock – a standard app for controlling and programming Makeblock robots.

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$449 per item

MotionBlock’s mechanical and electronic components are designed to perform a wide range of functions. As the modules are simple to combine and easy to work with, you can build one of the ten cool preset forms, or even reimagine your robot. 

Materials in Polish:

 

Info for teachers:

Age 14+

Educational Resources for Makeblock Products available at http://education.makeblock.com

Supporting STEAM education

From Scratch to Python

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Nao robot

Nao robot

Nao robot

NAO is a tremendous programming tool and he has especially become a standard in education and research.

 

Official website:

https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/nao

 

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General decription:

Yes, for instance, there have been tournaments where the robots play soccer. There are also NAO challenges.

NAO is the first robot created by SoftBank Robotics. Famous around the world, NAO is a tremendous programming tool and he has especially become a standard in education and research.

NAO is also used as an assistant by companies and healthcare centres to welcome, inform and entertain visitors.

It has been used with kids with autisms to help them communicate with others.

 

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Price: $9,000

The pack includes:

  • One NAO Power V6 (Dark Grey)
  • 1 Charger and 1 Battery
  • 2 years of warranty
  • Unlimited Choregraphe Licenses
  • User Manual
  • Full SDK and API
  • RobotLAB Support 

Available: https://www.robotlab.com/store/nao-power-v6-standard-edition 

 

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Info for teachers:

Students 7 years and older.

Pepper and NAO easily create an empathetic link with students & researchers by their eye-catching appearances, moderate sizes and humanoid behaviours.

Proven by various studies and researches, the main characteristics of our humanoid robots meet perfectly the instructional goals in education. They are enabling new ways for pedagogy and classrooms.

Being connected, the robots are able to search the latest teaching materials at a centralized level, generate, update and adapt their behaviour and content to fit local conditions and audience. 

Nao can speak up to 21 languages and provide translation via Cloud services, allowing you to develop the language skills of students.

Pepper and NAO are versatile and high-performing robots to meet the expectations of researchers. They are advanced platforms for the in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

They are advanced platforms for in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

Reading, Writing, learning a new language, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Geometry, Programming.

NAO can be programmed using several programming languages, including C++, MATLAB, JAVA, LabVIEW and Python. Instead of using the drag and drop boxes in the Choreograph, they’re going to get our NAO robot walking and talking using coding.

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Orion5

Orion5

Orion5

This is a stationary robotic arm that mimics many features of those mechanic arm robots used in the industrial world.

With Orion5 one gets a robot capable of doing various repeating tasks using its grip claw.  For example, moving objects from and to specific places.

 

Official website:

https://rawrobotics.com/orion5

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Website is quite easy to navigate.
Their software located at GitHub might be difficult to set up for those who have no experience with GitHub type of software installations.

Because this robot doesn’t use block programming it might require somewhat more time to get used to coding both for teachers and students.

Orion5 can be transformed from a stationary robot to a mobile version if combined with another robot (Proteus) which is also made by RAWrobotics

Robot for sale at company online webshop for 550$ inc. VAT.

PS! Shipping within Australia only. Need to contact the company and make some special agreement to get this robot sent outside of Australia.

Software is open source and free of charge.

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Info for teachers:

  • Basics coding from age 11-12
  • More advanced coding level from age 13+
  • Intermediate, advanced level

Video tutorials x3 in English.

Web-based simulation and programming environment in English and compatible with all operative systems capable of running a modern up to date web browser.

Math, science, motion physics

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • C/C++.

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Otto DIY

Otto DIY

Otto DIY

An interactive robot that anyone can make. Easy to 3D print and assemble, it walks, dances, makes sounds and avoids obstacles.

 

Official website:

https://www.ottodiy.com

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Otto parts can be downloaded and printed for free. You can also buy a set for 30-40 EUR

All Otto DIY are truly Open; files are available for FREE, find the list of electronic parts, 3D printable files, then follow the detailed and easy step by step colorful guides about building and how to start coding, print them to use in STEAM classes, robotic workshops or personal use to simply make and build your own Otto.

Otto robot is not just about electronics and programming, it is also design. Altering Otto’s appearance with cutouts, paper craft and 3D printed accessories develops the child’s creativity as well as other indispensable qualities, such as concentration, perseverance and attention to detail.

Info for teachers:

From beginners up.

Useful resources in the Otto blog https://www.ottodiy.com/#blog 

All STEM and STEAM related subjects

Scratch based block programming, Python, Java.

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Pepper

Pepper

Pepper

Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. Pepper was optimized for human interaction and is able to engage with people through conversation and his touch screen.

 

Official website:

https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/pepper

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Teaching assistant
These robots are the perfect STEAM education assistance platform. Deploy easily customized teaching activities on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups, to challenge students & promote positive behaviour, and finally to follow and monitor their progress.

Programmable device
Pepper is fully programmable with graphical interface, or directly with the SDK & coding tools;

  • An entirely integrated plugin for Android studio to add compatibility with Pepper to Android applications

The robots’ SDK gives access to the complete set of features of NAO and Pepper. It is available in Python, C++, and Android.

Info in Polish:

Weegree One – Pepper

Price: $24,990

 The pack includes:

  • 1 Pepper Robot with Charger & Battery
  • Unlimited Choregraphe Licenses
  • Full SDK and API
  • 3-year Warranty
  • RobotLAB Start-up Instructions and Support
  • Engage! K12 Site License for Pepper Robot for 3 years

 

 

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Info for teachers:

Students 7 years and older.

They are advanced platforms for the in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

Reading, Writing, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Geometry, Programming

Pepper Robot has easy to use software that can be used in schools to practice computing and programming. Pepper can also be used for inspiring and accompanying kids for physical and intellectual exercises and supporting the social & emotional skills development.

Drag&Drop, C++, Python, Java

Permit coding in a secured environment with resistance & avoidance. The main tool for programming on Pepper is Choregraphe

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PivotPi

PivotPi

PivotPi

The PivotPi is a complete kit to turn anything in your world into a moving robot. PivotPi works at the level you’re at — whether you are a parent looking for a smart, fun weekend project to do with your kid, a teacher looking for a way to integrate STEAM concepts, or a grad student wanting to build a robotic arm!

 

Official website:

https://www.dexterindustries.com/pivotpi/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Primary school, Age 10+

STEM subjects.

Python, Scratch, Java, NodeJS, C/C++

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Poppy Humanoid

Poppy Humanoid

Poppy Humanoid

Poppy Humanoid is an open-source robot (both hardware and software), using 3D printed parts and Dynamixel servomotors, known for their reliability.

 

Official website:

https://www.poppy-project.org/en/robots/poppy-humanoid

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

6 459 EUR per item

Poppy tools are designed to be modular, easy to use, and easy to integrate – providing a set of building blocks that can be easily assembled and reconfigured.

The Poppy project is a community-centered robotic project. It targets the needs of a multidisciplinary community where researchers, teachers, artists, and robotic enthusiasts can share their work and ideas.

 

Materials in Estonian:

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Info for teachers:

Poppy Humanoid has already been adopted by many schools and universities that use it as an exploration and research platform.

Dedicated platform for educational use of Poppy (in French) https://www.poppy-education.org/

Manual of the Poppy Project covers everything from the short overview of what is possible within the project to the details on how you can build a Poppy robot or reproduce one of the pedagogical activity https://docs.poppy-project.org/en/

An ideal medium to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Programming can be done with Snap (for beginners) and Python.

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Poppy Torso

Poppy Torso

Poppy Torso

Poppy Torso is a variation of the Poppy Humanoid robot. It is an open-source humanoid robot torso which can be installed easily on tabletops. More affordable than the Poppy Humanoid.

 

Official website:

https://www.poppy-project.org/en/robots/poppy-torso

 

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General decription:

5300 EUR per item

Poppy tools are designed to be modular, easy to use, and easy to integrate – providing a set of building blocks that can be easily assembled and reconfigured.

The Poppy project is a community-centered robotic project. It targets the needs of a multidisciplinary community where researchers, teachers, artists, and robotic enthusiasts can share their work and ideas.

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Info for teachers:

Manual of the Poppy Project covers everything from the short overview of what is possible within the project to the details on how you can build a Poppy robot or reproduce one of the pedagogical activity https://docs.poppy-project.org/en/

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Dedicated platform for educational use of Poppy (in French) https://www.poppy-education.org/

An ideal medium to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Poppy Torso can be programmed using web-visual programming tools such as Snap!, a variation of Scratch and Python.

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Robbo Robot kit

Robbo Robot kit

Robbo Robot kit

Robot kit is a comprehensive robot construction kit with five simple magnetic-mount sensors and led light.

Robot kit is designed to teach both children and adults programming and robotics. It is a good supporting tool to run any physics experiments e.g. involving velocity and acceleration, exploring optics.

 

Official website:

https://www.robbo.world/products/

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

Suitable for children ages 7-99 years old. The teaching material was specifically designed for kids and teens ages 7-15. Kids and teens under the age of 14 years old should use robots under supervision.

Work with Robot kit improves problem solving, analytical skills, innovativeness and enhances teamwork skills.

By mixing and combining sensors you can replicate any technology that surrounds you, from smartphone to refrigerator. The Robot kit combines science with unlimited amount of creativity.

With the Lab everyone has the chance to be a doer instead of just a user. This is a fun and engaging way of learning programming while enhancing skills in problem solving, abstract thinking and creativity.

The Robot and Lab can be programmed with a computer and an USB cable using several different types of programming software.

You can use:

  1. RobboScratch visual programming interface. This is a ROBBO™ specific tool. See software for installation and usage.
  2. Arduino IDE. This is a more general tool for programming microprocessors. Uses text based programming and has a big community providing a lot of examples and tutorials.
  3. Snap4Arduino. This is also a visual programming interface that can be run inside the Chrome web browser. Requires Firmata. See instructions how to install for Windows without admin rights.

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Robotics & Electropneumatics

Robotics & Electropneumatics

Robotics & Electropneumatics

Ideal educational construction set for constructing and programming true-to-life electropneumatic machines and robots. The topics electropneumatics and vacuum technology are illustrated using exciting compressed air motor, color sorting robot, and flipper models for colored work pieces, as well as ball obstacle course robots. The powerful, yet compact compressor guarantees the model has a reliable supply of compressed air.

 

Official website:

https://www.fischertechnik.de/en/products/teaching/stem-robotics/533019-robotics-electropneumatics

 

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General decription:

$2184,00 per set

CAUTION: absolutely necessary for operation is the TXT Controller, the Software ROBO Pro, the Accu Set or Power Set

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Info for teachers:

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Robotics Advanced

Robotics Advanced

Robotics Advanced

Professional and complete learning set on the topic of robotics for advanced schools, universities, vocational schools, colleges, and for continued education or training.

 

Official website:

https://www.fischertechnik.de/en/products/teaching/stem-robotics/533018-robotics-advanced

 

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General decription:

TXT Controller firmware version 4.2.4 or higher

$540 per set

CAUTION: absolutely necessary for operation is Accu Set

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Info for teachers:

Secondary level, Study / vocational school; Age 14+

Innovative fischertechnik learning materials support you in teaching technical concepts in a practical way and introducing them to your secondary school and college students or your apprentices. The included didactic activity booklet with teacher and instructional materials offers display models and tasks to help you quickly prepare lessons, and includes problems with solutions, handouts, and copy templates.Teaching materials are available on the included CD and for free download from the eLearning portal: www.fischertechnik-elearning.com

STEM education

Graphical programming software ROBO Pro

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Robotics Sensor Station IoT

Robotics Sensor Station IoT

Robotics Sensor Station IoT

A professional introduction to data logging. The stationary sensor station with a moving camera, new environmental sensor and other sensors, enables the measurement of air temperature, humidity, air pressure, air quality, volume and brightness.

 

Official website:

https://www.fischertechnik.de/en/products/teaching/stem-robotics/544625-robotics-sensor-station-iot

 

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General decription:

Software ROBO PRO

Starting from $270

Budle $659 (Includes TXT Controller, ROBO Pro software, and Power Supply)

Additionally required: ROBOTICS TXT Controller, Software ROBO PRO, Accu Set or Power Set

 
 

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Info for teachers:

Secondary level, Study / vocational school; Age 12+

Innovative fischertechnik learning materials support you in teaching technical concepts in a practical way and introducing them to your secondary school and college students or your apprentices. The included didactic activity booklet with teacher and instructional materials offers display models and tasks to help you quickly prepare lessons, and includes problems with solutions, handouts, and copy templates.Teaching materials are available on the included CD and for free download from the eLearning portal: www.fischertechnik-elearning.com

STEM education

ROBO Pro

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Root

Root

Root

This robot is magnetic and can be placed hanging on to a magnetic whiteboard like the kind used in school classrooms.

On a whiteboard Root can move around. drawing pictures, patterns and letters/numbers that its been pre coded to produce.

 

Official website:

https://rootrobotics.com

 

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General decription:

Root the robot was developed during robots and coding in schools research done at the Harvard University.

Coded Root is capable of producing drawings, music and can even be used for making fun games.

The robot has built-in color sensors and it can be coded to follow a specific color line through a maze of lines in different colors. Other sensors include hearing sounds and seeing light.

Block coding using the iOS app (Root Coding)

PS! iOS support only for now but an Android app in the making.

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European countries can order Root from amazon.com and the price/robot is $199 + shipping and import fees for around $77.
Robot and software is not open source.

Info for teachers:

  • For the children in age 6+.
  • Beginners, intermediate, advanced level.

The coding app (in English) for iOS has a help menu that is intended to be of guidance when getting started with Root coding.
For teachers, there are right now materials being made but one of it has yet been released.

On youtube, there are a lot of videos from users about Root and presentations of what you can do with the robot.

Math, science, motion physics, arts, music

Block coding using the iOS app (Root Coding)
PS! iOS support only for now but an Android app in the making.

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SeaPerch

SeaPerch

SeaPerch

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting.

 

Official website:

https://www.seaperch.org

 

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General decription:

Yes. Students are encouraged to compete the SeaPerch Challenge. Events at the Challenge can include:

  • Vehicle performance – maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design (optional)
  • Engineering Notebook submissions – Selected oral presentations to judges

Winners of regional SeaPerch Challenges may be able compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge, held each spring.

SeaPerch Kit costs $179.00

Teacher’s Tool Kit costs $249.00 (recommend for every 5 individual SeaPerch kits)

SeaPerch is scalable to meet your needs and learning outcomes. If you wish to simply build the vehicles, you can do so in a few days. At a minimum, a schedule of 10 hours of build time is required.

If you wish to stretch out the learning process and incorporate other activities/teaching units into the actual build, that works well also. Some schools have taken a whole semester to build the SeaPerch ROVs. It’s all up to you and what concepts/outcomes you want to teach and achieve with the SeaPerch and your students.

 

Materials in Italian:

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Info for teachers:

Any age from 6th grade through college freshmen can benefit from the program, as it’s easily scalable for those ages depending on how you wish to use it. 

Tools and supplies that are used during a build require dexterity and good hand-eye coordination. For this reason, it is recommend to build the ROVs with kids who are in at least 6th grade. However, students of any age can drive a SeaPerch with adult supervision.

Online video training is available on the SeaPearch website. These videos walk you through the entire build process and provide extra training in areas like soldering, for those who require this level of detail and can be viewed at any time and stopped and started as needed.

There are a number of other materials available at https://www.seaperch.org/teacher_tools:

  • Resource Activity Guide
  • Lesson Plans
  • SeaPerch Build Manuals

The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

Requires no coding

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Skribots

Skribots

Skribots

Skribots are customizable 3D-printed robots that anyone can design, print
and program.

 

Official website:

https://skriware.com/robots/skribots

 

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General decription:

Working with tablet or smartphone compatible with the wide range of iOS and Android devices, Skriware’s mobile application allows you to control Skribot remotely and program it using an approachable, graphical interface.

Skribots Creator will let you design, customize and prototype your own Skribot and print it on 3D printer. A smart tool linking design with engineering and electronics in an engaging form.

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163 EUR per item

Info for teachers:

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STEAM–based interdisciplinary approach

With Skriware’s mobile app.

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Sparki

Sparki

Sparki

Sparki makes programming simple to learn with its block-based programming software. Drag and drop colorful blocks to create simple programs that have Sparki beeping and moving in no time. ‘Real’ code generates side-by-side, so you can easily make the transition.

 

Official website:

http://arcbotics.com/products/sparki/

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

100+ Free lessons. All the educator-written lessons are free, available to view before you buy and licensed in an educator-focused and remix-friendly Creative Commons license. Copy, print and email everything.  No subscriptions to sign up for, extra books to buy, accounts to sign up for, or apps to pay for.

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics, English language

Block-Based or C/C++

Primary school – Secondary school – High school, University; Age 8+

Learn C/C++ Code in Highschool. Learn to code with a “real” programming language. Sparki makes it easy with tons of samples code and lessons, using fun activities like drawing, music-making, maze-finding and simulated household chores.

University and up Arduino and More. Sparki has a suite of advanced sensors, precision motors, and uses Arduino, widely accepted in industry as the prototyping platform. 16 expansion ports make sure that what few things Sparki doesn’t do already, you can easily add.

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TETRIX MAX

TETRIX MAX

TETRIX MAX

Get the best of both worlds and take hands-on STEM learning to the next level with the TETRIX® MAX Dual-Control Robotics Set.

Complete with the PRIZM® Robotics Controller and wireless gamepad and receiver, this set comes with everything needed to create programmable or remote-controlled robots.

 

Official website:

https://www.pitsco.com/Shop/TETRIX-Robotics

 

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General decription:

 $ 960.00 for Dual-Control Robotics Set

Designed to provide one student or a team of up to four students with the hardware necessary to engineer, test, drive, or code robots, this set is complete with a builder’s guide and a programming guide that introduce the basics of building and coding through a series of hands-on projects.

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Info for teachers:

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics, English language

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Arduino software.

Secondary School, Age 12+

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TETRIX Prime

TETRIX Prime

TETRIX Prime

The Intuitive Quick Rivet Building System. Everything you need for students to start building remote-controlled and autonomous robots with the TETRIX® PRIME system.

 

Official website:

https://www.pitsco.com/IT/Shop/TETRIX-Robotics/TETRIX-PRIME

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics

Learning Focus is on:

  • Engineering problem-solving
  • Robot assembly
  • Computer science
  • Statistics and data

 

Printed setup and builder’s/programmer’s guides which include: Step-by-step instructions for building models intended to familiarise students with all elements in a set, tips and tricks to develop sound building habits and exciting activities that challenge students to build, iterate, and compete with their designs.

Tetrix Ardublockly

Robotic Sets for grades 6 to 12, Age 12+

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Thymio 2

Thymio 2

Thymio 2

Thymio is an open source robot to assist the teacher in the digital education era. Thymio is a small robot which will allow you to discover the universe of robotics and learn a robot’s language.

You will be able to program it and carry out numerous experiments. With Thymio, the basics of robotics and programming become notions everyone can discover, whatever their age.

 

Official website:

https://www.thymio.org/en:thymio

 

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General decription:

Approximately 220 € per item.

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Website is user friendly and easy to navigate.

Info for teachers:

Age 6+

3D printed accessories, remote control, posters, teachers guide (PDF), reference card VPL, tutorial VPL, challenge pack, paper craft

Math, arts and crafts, science, physics

Visual programming language (VPL), blockly, Scratch, text programming Aseba

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Turtlebot 3

Turtlebot 3

Turtlebot 3

TurtleBot3 is a new generation mobile robot that’s modular, compact and customizable. The goal of TurtleBot3 is to dramatically reduce the size of the platform and lower the price without having to sacrifice its functionality and quality, while at the same time offering expandability. 

 

Official website:

http://www.robotis.us/turtlebot-3/

 

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General decription:

Raspberry Pi

$549.00 – $1,399.00

The TurtleBot can run SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) algorithms to build a map and can drive around your room. Also, it can be controlled remotely from a laptop, joypad or Android-based smart phone. The TurtleBot can also follow a person’s legs as they walk in a room. Also the TurtleBot3 can be used as a mobile manipulator capable of manipulating an object by attaching a manipulator like OpenMANIPULATOR. The OpenMANIPULATOR has the advantage of being compatible with TurtleBot3 Waffle and Waffle Pi robots.

 

Materials in Estonian:

Info for teachers:

Secondary School 

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STEM Education

Blockly, Python

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VEX EDR

VEX EDR

VEX EDR

VEX’s integrated system of components means that students can focus on questions like “what happens if we change this arm?” instead of “why doesn’t this piece fit?”

 

Official website:

https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr

 

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General decription:

VEX’s integrated system of components means that students can focus on questions like “what happens if we change this arm?” instead of “why doesn’t this piece fit?”

By utilizing feedback from the students and teachers that use VEX every day, we embrace the value of “continuous improvement” and have developed a system truly driven by its users.

Beginners can get an immediate sense of accomplishment by building basic driveable robots in just a few hours.

VEX EDR robots are driven (literally) by cutting-edge technology adapted by our experts specifically for education. The VEX ARM® Cortex®-based Microcontroller acts as the robot “brain”, allowing for both autonomous and driver control of robots. VEX EDR robots can also bring code to life when programmed using a software solution like ROBOTC (included in ALL VEX kits). This microcontroller also includes VEXnet wireless communication, enabling remote control using up to two VEXnet Joysticks.

 

Materials in Estonian:

Several different competitions: https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition

$ 439.99 per VEX EDR Starter Kit

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Info for teachers:

Hands-on curriculum options from Robomatter and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) give educators the tools that they need to help students develop problem-solving skills and learn programming fundamentals.

The FREE project-based VEX EDR Curriculum teaches the engineering design process in a hands-on manner that helps teachers to challenge, motivate, and inspire their students. The process of building a robot naturally incorporates many STEM lessons and applications, lessons that students will begin to automatically apply as they advance through the program.

More info: https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/education

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics; English language

VEX Coding Studio

Secondary School

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