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AELOS 1S

AELOS 1S

AELOS 1S

AELOS 1S is humanoid robot with some excellent features and specifications. The robot looks like those robots which are found in science fiction movies like Robocop, Transformer etc.

 

Official website:

http://www.lejurobot.com/aelos-1s/

 

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General decription:

Leju developed two apps for controlling AELOS 1S:

  1. AELOS 1S app for direct control
  2. AELOS STEM for block-specific programming

AELOS 1S app is for realizing the basic control so that users can experience the fun of a humanoid robot.

To make AELOS more potential and logically rich, there is AELOS STEM. By using this app, you can program the robot yourself. The AELOS STEM is also divided into three sections: the explorer, the new project and my project. For ideal programming enlightenment, AELOS STEM uses Google’s complete visual programming language.

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Aelos 1s, is humanoid robot, is packed with fun and exciting features perfect for all the family to enjoy, not only does he move and dance but can hold boxing matches and even play football. However, he is really teaching about programming, tutoring in the basics of robot operation.

It has no dedicated YouTube channel but there are a lot of separated videos, like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODbWsINiEw

Info for teachers:

This robot is a perfect choice for the age group of 9-15 years.

To educate the children of tomorrow, provided APP based on Google’s Blockly programming language for children to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Aelos is not only a toy but an expert teacher!

 

Supports learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is suitable for cultivating logical thinking and hands-on skill.

Scratch, Python, Javascript (incl. Blockly library) plus many other languages.

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Alpha 1 Ubtech

Alpha 1 Ubtech

Alpha 1 Ubtech

Alpha 1 Pro offers a game that introduces various types of programming knowledge at each level. Users can master programming step-by-step in the context of a fun game.

 

Official website:

https://ubtrobot.com/pages/alpha

 

General decription:

Alpha 1 Pro App for iOS/Android/PC.

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$257.47 per item

Info for teachers:

This robot is a perfect choice for the age group of 6-14 years. Generally for beginners.

Alpha 1 pro a powerful addition to any STEM learning program (Windows and Mac OS)

 

It is suitable for cultivating logical, thinking and hands-on skill.

Alpha 1 Pro can be programmed with Blockly coding. Drag the existing code module in the app and adjust the parameters to program the robot’s actions. You can easily make the robot dance or perform unique martial arts.

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Bell Robot Kit

Bell Robot Kit

Bell Robot Kit

Bell is an educational robot kit equipped with a full range of unique and comprehensive concepts aimed at developing and nurturing an interest in robotics, computer science and engineering.

 

Official website:

https://adamarobotics.com/products/bell

 

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General decription:

Bell can be controlled remotely using the mobile app available both on the Android and Apple store. Bell’s mobile app has gravity mode, draw line mode and rocker mode.

You can Download the Bell Controller APP from here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robotics.bell&hl=en_IE

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£59.99 per item

Simplified and quick assembly program because of the various integrated components, which saves you time.

The whole assembly process of Bell is super quick and it takes approximately 10 minutes.

Info for teachers:

Primary school, Age 10+

You can download the Manuals from here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13PPUr3MDauVTOXNj-iGaG5ESQQYZj07n/view?usp=sharing

In addition there is a series of video tutorials on:

  • What’s inside the box of Bell Robot Kit?
  • How to assemble the robot
  • How to control it with mobile app
  • LED Dot Matrix with Bell Robot
  • Buzzer Lesson
  • RGB Lights Lesson
  • IR Remote Control
  • Tracking Lesson
  • Measure the distance with Bell Robot

Bell teaches the user foundations and principles of robotics, computer science and engineering through its active involvement in learning approach.

Helps in teaching STEAM subjects:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics.

AdamaScript is a visual programming language based on Scratch 2.0 (Windows only), which makes programming more user friendly and teaches you computational thinking.

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Blue bot and Bee bot

Blue bot and Bee bot

Blue bot and Bee bot

Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot are exciting new robots designed for use by young children.

 

Official website:

https://www.bee-bot.us/

 

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General decription:

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It depends on what is bought with the robot and where it is bought.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bee+bot+robot+kids&ref=nb_sb_noss

There is not much information on media like Facebook for teachers, where they can show their work with these robots.

Connect Blue-Bot or Bee bot to your tablet or PC via Bluetooth, using free apps, and program Blue-Bot remotely.  Blue-Bot offers all the features of Bee-Bot which also introduces remote control!

The Bee-Bot is constructed of durable material with a built-in rechargeable battery and recharges using a USB port (USB wire included).

 

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Info for teachers:

Bee-Bot is an exciting little robot designed for use by young children.

This colourful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching counting, sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!

Terrapin offers curriculum materials to guide the use of Bee-Bot in the classroom.

Bee-Bot Lessons includes 100 lessons in 10 subject areas from the K-2 curriculum along with printable images. Problem-Solving with Bee-Bot develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills with 150 sequential Bee-Bot challenges on the accompanying CD.

Terrapin offers a wide variety of accessories to extend and enhance the use of Bee-Bot as a creative learning tool:

 

Kinderlogo includes 24 Logo-based activities for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Lessons are organized sequentially across five levels of difficulty:  https://www.bee-bot.us/bee-bot/beebot-curriculum.html

Terrapin offers a variety of mats calibrated to Bee-Bot which provide great surfaces while enhancing learning. Skills mats use Bee-Bot to learn, develop, and practice particular skills. Narrative mats inspire student imaginations and teach mapping, sequencing, and storytelling. With the customizable Card Mat, Bee-Bot may be used in nearly any teaching situation: https://www.bee-bot.us/bee-bot/beebot-mats.html

Accessories, Curriculum, Mats and KinderLogo

The Bee-Bot has six directional keys.  You can enter up to 40 commands at a time, making Bee-Bot able to go from point A to point B based on student commands.   

 

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Botley

Botley

Botley

The coding robot.

 

Official website:

https://www.learningresources.com/text/botley/index.html

 

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General decription:

$79.99 per piece

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Info for teachers:

5+, Beginners

Coding cards, detachable arms, interactive obstacles, coding games and more – with 77-pieces, there are endless hours of fun to be had. So see what it can do because it’s always up for the challenge.

 

Supports learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

By choosing  the right buttons and arrow Botley is programmed to move.

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BYOR

BYOR

BYOR

The BYOR-Schoolkit is designed especially for educational purposes. With the BYOR-schoolkit, pupils can quickly experience success, which brings motivation. After this, there are several ways to create depth: through the design cycle, use of different materials, programming of the chip, etc.

 

Official website:

https://www.byor.nl/en/

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

https://www.byor.nl/en/educatie/

English and Dutch languages

Design, coding, 21. century skills, environment, art

Ardublockly

Primary school, Age 8+

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Calliope

Calliope

Calliope

Fischertechnik Calliope teaches pupils, from Year 3 and older, about the basic principles of programming, in an easy-to-understand format. The set includes fischertechnik pieces, with which three stationary models can be built.

 

Official website:

https://www.fischertechnik.de/en/products/teaching/stem-robotics/544626-calliope

 

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General decription:

Software Open Roberta

€59.99 per set

CAUTION: absolutely necessary for operation is Calliope-Board and Software Open Roberta

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Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch Colby race to find the cheese!

 

Official website:

https://www.learningresources.com/product/learning+essentials–8482-+stem+robot+mouse+coding+activity+set.do

 

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General decription:

  • Winner, ASTRA Best Toys for Kids 2016 – Learning Play Category
  • STEM 10 The Toy Insider 2016 Award Winner
  • STEM approved™ by STEM.org™
  • Parent’s Choice Recommended Award Winner 2017
  • On the reviews on internet 75% of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Information and materials in Swedish language:

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$59.99 per item

In Finland 595 Kr per item from Lär &Lek

Info for teachers:

  • Age 4+
  • Grade PreK+  STEAM

The race is on to build hands-on coding skills!

You can build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch Colby race to find the cheese!

The set includes 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided activity cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide to provide hands-on introduction to coding concepts. You can create your path with 16 maze grids to create a 20″ x 20″ maze board, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels for endless possibilities. Colby lights-up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds along with colorful buttons to match coding cards for easy programming and sequencing. You can add multiple players with Jack, the Programmable Robot Mouse, sold separately.

Colby measures 4″L and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).

STEM/ STEAM activities science, math, art and engineering activities

By choosing the right buttons and arrows on Colby the mouse you code it.

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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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Cubelets

Cubelets

Cubelets

Designed for all ages cubelets robot blocks are great for nearly any age and all skill levels. Cubelets are used to teach different skills depending on a child’s developmental stage.

 

Official website:

https://www.modrobotics.com/cubelets/

 

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General decription:

Sets (Creative Constructors PLUS Pack, Inspired Inventors Pack):

  • $2,100 for 6 students
  • $3,900 for 12 students

Cubelets are the only toy that uses Tactile Coding to help builders of nearly any age explore robotics, coding, and more. Uniquely designed, they are little bundles of software inside little bundles of hardware. As you build a robot, you learn to build a program. It’s a fun and fascinating way to introduce big ideas through play.

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Info for teachers:

Primary school, Age 6+

Available at: https://www.modrobotics.com/education/educator-resource-hub/#lessons-units

There are over 50 free standards-aligned lessons and mini-units supported by Cubelets robot blocks. Lessons available for Pre-K through 12th grade.

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics + English language

By focusing on Computational Thinking, Cubelets builders learn the theories behind using data to solve problems before the semantics of programming. Cubelets in education have consistently been used to foster highly engaging lessons and activities. They’re a tech teaching tool proven to build collaboration and communication skills. They foster critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Cubelets Blockly

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CUBETTO

CUBETTO

CUBETTO

Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that will teach your child the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands-on play.

 

Official website:

https://www.primotoys.com/

 

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General decription:

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$225 per box which includes 1X Cubetto, 1X Board, 16X Blocks, 1X World Map, 1X Story Book. You can also buy extra maps and blocks (https://www.primotoys.com/shop/).

Info for teachers:

Designed specifically for 3 to 6 years old, but works for older children too.

Cubetto education packages all include multiple Cubetto Playset units, exciting Adventure Packs and Logic and Directional Block sets to extend the students’ play. They are designed for education and come with added support, lesson plans, and access to the educators’ community.

Cubetto encourages both soft skills, such as spatial awareness and forward planning, and hard skills, like programming terminology and functions. Robotics and coding, mapping, geometry and spatial reasoning.

Coding with Cubetto happens with hands-on coding blocks, which means children can use it irrespective of reading ability or language barriers.

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Cubroid

Cubroid

Cubroid

Introducing Cubroid, the world’s easiest coding block set that allows children to explore the world of technology and gain exposure to coding! Through dynamic connective blocks and simple coding, Cubroid offers a fun and educational experience for children to express their creativity.

 

Official website:

https://www.cubroid.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

LEGO-compatible

 

Materials in Estonian language:

  • Cubroid Coding App
  • Cubroid Tablet Coding App
  • Cubroid Controll App

$150.00 per item

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Info for teachers:

Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, arts, english language

Scratch

Primary school – Secondary School, Age 8+

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Cue Robot

Cue Robot

Cue Robot

The award-winning Cue robot is designed for kids who have an interest in coding. Cue will help them transition from block-based code to state-machine and text-based programming.

 

Official website:

https://www.makewonder.com/robots/cue/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Materials in Polish language:

 

Materials in Estonian language:

 

$199 per item

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Info for teachers:

11 years +

Library of in-app demos, tutorial, and challenges, Cue supports kids’ self-guided exploration of programming languages, robotic capabilities, and personally meaningful projects. English.

STEAM education

  • Java skript
  • Blocked-Based
  • Wonder
  • Avatars

Built on Microsoft’s MakeCode platform, the Cue app gives kids the autonomy to choose from one of four personalities, plus explore multiple programming languages.

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Dash and dot

Dash and dot

Dash and dot

Dash and Dot are robots that can sense, act and think! … Maker materials can be added such as lego, tape, cardboard and more to transform your robots! Dash and dot also have educational accessories that can be purchased to support art, music and engineering.

 

Official website:

https://www.makewonder.com/robots/dash/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Materials in Estonian language:

There are several apps available on the website: https://home.makewonder.com/apps

There are also dedicated apps for Android and IOS.

There are competitions like this one organised: https://www.makewonder.com/classroom/robotics-competition/

From $150  per set including: 

  • 1 – Dash robot
  • 1 – USB Charging Cord
  • 2 – Building Brick Connectors

Info for teachers:

For the age range (6-12) Dash and Dot create amazing engagement with children, delivering strong lessons in logical progression and problem-solving.

All the materials come with the apps you choose to work with. The possibilities are almost endless, a lot of teaching ideas for almost all the subjects.

You can get a lot of accessories that go whit Dash and Dot: https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/page/22B6C160-760F-4934-A5E5-FA676AA49356?ingress=2&visitId=8b9ce699-3302-4c8d-a41c-a9666ddd85a1&ref_=bl_dp_s_web_11656503031

Encourage students to continue building critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills for tomorrow’s job market.

The durable and child-friendly robots are a safe and easy way to encourage STEAM learning in your classroom.

Dash and Dot are robots that can sense, act and think! Students use block coding on four different iPad apps to control their robots. 

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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

 

Other online channels:

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

 

Other online channels:

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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Emmo

Emmo

Emmo

Emmo is a recreational and interactive toy for visually impaired children, 4-6 year old.

 

Official website:

http://www.doroteapanzarella.it/?p=56

 

General decription:

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It is a recreational and interactive toy.

The toy enables playing a sort of treasure hunt based on audio and visual elements, by making use of RFID technology. The aim is to detect, with the help of a “magic wand”, each of the 7 little balls according to the sound asked for by the “base”. The shapes, materials and colours have been specifically designed to facilitate the child in his playing activity.

 

Info for teachers:

For visually impaired children, 4-6 year old

Emmo is meant to stimulate spatial exploration and to help children develop the ability to create topological mental maps.

Emmo is meant to stimulate spatial exploration and to help children develop the ability to create topological mental maps.

Based on RFID technology (Arduino).

Electronic components: Microcontrollers (n.2); RFID readers (n. 2); Audio modules (n. 2); Spakers (n.2); Rfid tags (n. 7); Batteries. (Emmo functions could be also improved with a wifi module). Emmo prototype components: Arduino UNO (n. 2), Adafruit Wave Shield (n.2), RFID Module SL030 (n.2), RFID Labels Mifare 1K (n. 7).

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Engino Robotic Pro

Engino Robotic Pro

Engino Robotic Pro

The Engino Robotics Platform (ERP) is specially designed for Primary and Secondary school children and even for robotic hobbyists! It takes into account the latest technological trends and the most modern pedagogical principles of learning. Both sets – PRO and MINI – consist of all the necessary parts for building and programming a variety of robots.

 

Official website:

https://www.engino.com/w/index.php/products/robotics

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, english language

ERP 1.3 Simulator

Age 8 – 16 (Primary – Secondary School)

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Evolution robot

Evolution robot

Evolution robot

Explore the world of robotics easily with the fascinating and spectacular Evolution Robot! When you’ve finished building it, you can program it to pick up and carry objects using its moving arms, torso and caterpillar tracks. What’s more, using the keyboard located on its back, you can even program the Robot manually!

 

Official website:

https://www.clementoni.com/es-en/55191-evolution-robot/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

 € 49,90 – 56,90

Clementoni has developed a free APP compatible with tablet and smartphone which allows five different play modes: Programming, Real time, Self-learning, Dancing and Memo!

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Info for teachers:

Primary School, Age 8+

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Mechanics, technology, engineering, mathematics

Evolution Robot can among other things pick up objects and move them around. It is programmable by app.

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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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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/

 

Other online channels:

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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iPal

iPal

iPal

A playful humanoid that serves as a social companion, educator and a safety monitor for children, but also elder adults.

 

Official website:

https://www.ipalrobot.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Twitter and Instagram: use #avatarmind or #iPal for pictures and videos of the humanoid robot.

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  • $2499 for the standard version of iPal.
  • $4999 for customized business versions.

Info for teachers:

From age 4 (kindergarten) up to age 12 within education. (iPal can also be used in elderly care.)

No additional teaching materials, everything is provided by the apps that are downloadable for Android tablets and smart phones. There is also desktop computer software for eg. monitoring the child’s progress.

As for now, the iPal humanoid robot only supports English and Chinese language setup. That goes for the app menus and voice functions.

Languages, PE, music.
STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

Block-coding using the app iPal Programmer.
Simple commands as navigation, facial expressions and speaking through the AvatarMind app.

iPal only runs through Android apps.

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Jimu Robot

Jimu Robot

Jimu Robot

STEM learning with Jimu Robots enables kids to learn coding from a young age. In a few years everyone will be expected to have programming skills. Jimu Robot Kits will enable the child to learn and retain basic coding skills for their future academic and real world applications.

 

Official website:

https://ubtrobot.com/collections/jimu-robots

 

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General decription:

$ 129.95 Individual set

Mobile apps on Google play and Appstore

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Info for teachers:

Teaching materials online ar not available. Tutorial materials for robots are included to the robotic kits.

S.T.E.M.

Jimu App – Blockly coding

Primary school, Age 8+

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Kamibot

Kamibot

Kamibot

A robot that teaches your kids to code, but also lets them express their creativity.

 

Official website:

http://www.kamibot.com/default.php

 

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General decription:

 $50-100 per item

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Kamibot is a programmable papercraft robot for kids. They can endlessly customize it with their own code and colorful skins.

It has:

  • IR sensor which allows it to follow a black line
  • Ultrasound sensor which allows Kamibot to detect obstacles.

You can read about it here: https://newatlas.com/kamibot-teaches-coding/41904/

 

Info for teachers:

Age 8 to 17.

  • Papercrafts to engage creativity
  • Teachers manual in English (for Pc and tablet)

STEAM

Open-source programming interface for example block programming.

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Lego Education Coding Express

Lego Education Coding Express

Lego Education Coding Express

Inspire early learners to explore early coding concepts such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding, while developing problem solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration and social and emotional skills.

 

Official website:

https://education.lego.com/en-us/preschool/intro

 

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Info for teachers:

Age 2+, Beginners

There are 18 languages: Europeans – Asians – America

Creative exploration, early math and science, communication, social emotional development

Free App for iOS and Android devices is included and provides 4 themed activities: Journeys, Characters, Music and Math

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Lego WeDo

Lego WeDo

Lego WeDo

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 brings to life 280 building elements that motivate students to collaborate, build, problem-solve, and explore, all while deepening their STEAM learning and developing 21st-century skills.

 

Official website:

https://education.lego.com/en-us/elementary/intro

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

Primary school, Age 7+

Introducing computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way.

STEM and coding

WeDo 2.0 App – PC software

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LEKA

LEKA

LEKA

Play and robotics have shown great potential to help children with special needs in learning. Being both attractive and predictable, Leka makes it easier to keep each child engaged and motivated. You have to join the Alpha program on the home page to get started.

 

Official website:

https://leka.io/

 

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General decription:

There are apps for mobile devices.

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Leka costs $490 through its Indiegogo campaign. A limited number of buyers can snag the toy for $390.

Relaxing colours, soothing movements and vibrations, sounds. Leka offers a full range of sensory stimulations, able to spark curiosity, enjoyment and encourage social interaction. Leka can thus mediate the relationship between the child and the adult.

As I work with young children with autism, I find the Leka robot very interesting to evaluate the sensorial specificities of every child and serve as a springboard to approach gestures of everyday life and develop communication and social skills.

 

Info for teachers:

For exceptional children with exceptional needs – children with special needs. Leka Alpha is used daily in about 30 organizations – special schools, nurseries, hospitals, universities.

This device is more like a robotic companion than a typical toy. It uses lights to deliver a variety of emotions as well as create fun interactive games. Leka inspires kids to move and learn and have fun doing it. In fact, the toy is designed for kids with special needs.

Leka encourages social interaction with each stage more progressive than the last. In addition, Leka works with an app so the possibilities for learning are endless. Your little one can use the multi-colored lights to find similar colors. In addition, the screen on the front can show images and Leka can speak the words. The screen can also transform into a face and showcase dozens and dozens of relatable images. Finally, with lights, sounds, and vibrations, your child can experience sensory exploration on a secure and comforting level.

Leka is a smart toy designed specifically for children with developmental disorders. It helps them learn through play and interactions. Leka has multiple sensors to detect and respond to your child’s interactions autonomously.

With Leka, you can work on social skills, gross and fine motor skills or cognitive abilities.

Leka is controlled with an app on iPad.

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Little bits

Little bits

Little bits

Littlebits is the easiest and most versatile 21st Century tool for invention-based learning.

 

Official website:

https://littlebits.com/

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

Programming, electronics, cooperation, STEM, English language

  • littleBits Code Kit App for PC
  • littleBits App
  • Droid Inventor

Primary school, Age 8+

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Mabot

Mabot

Mabot

AI STEAM toy which let kids build, customize, and program robots, exploring mechanics, engineering, coding, and developing STEAM skills.

 

Official website:

https://www.bellrobot.com/mabot.html

 

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General decription:

Mabot starter kit $199.00 from Amazon

  • ToyAward Winner 2019 Category Startup. Has got several good reviews on social media and from reviewers on the internet.
  • DIY humanoid, tank, gorilla, vehicle or any other robot with Mabot and program it with Mabot Apps on your smartpfone or Ipad.

 

Swedish review on the Mabot kit

 

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Info for teachers:

  • Age 8+
  • Beginners and intermediate levels
  • Modular design, easy to assemble
  • Multi-angle plug for multiple forms of robots
  • Hot-plugging function allows easy accessibility and uninterrupted gaming
  • Compatible with Lego

The robot is developing the children’s skills to build, customize, and program robots, exploring mechanics, engineering, coding, and developing STEAM skills.

Block programming in an Scratch based app

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Makey Makey

Makey Makey

Makey Makey

Design your own controller with everyday materials like playdough or graphite pencils.

Control your favorite Scratch game while you learn to code.

 

Official website:

https://makeymakey.com/

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

Primary school, Age 8+

soft electrical circuits, mathematics, language, science, music

Scratch Desktop 3.0

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Matatalab

Matatalab

Matatalab

Develops Cognitive Abilities, Imagination, And Coding Skills Through Hands-on Play. For kids aged 4-9.

 

Official website:

https://www.matatalab.com/

 

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General decription:

Materials in Estonian:

 

 

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  • Starter set for $179
  • Pro set for $230  

Info for teachers:

A hands-on Coding Robot for kids aged 4-9. For primary schools.

The kids can code just by playing. No need for a screen, a keyboard or literacy. Kids can program a robot, create music and art. With simple logical games, plus a robot to make it fun and give instant feedback, coding is not necessary to be difficult. 

Kids use their imagination to create infinite possibilities using coding blocks, by controlling a robot car through coding algorithms. 

With the Starter Set, kids tell MatataBot to move forward, backward, left and right. By doing these, kids could practice logical thinking, sequencing, and fundamental coding concept.

The skills developed thanks to the robot

  • Play Adventure games
  • Compose creative music
  • Draw digital art
  • Practice logical thinking
  • Sequencing
  • Fundamental coding concept

It is a block-based visual programming language and text-based language.

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mBot

mBot

mBot

mBot is a STEAM education robot for beginners, that makes teaching and learning robot programming simple and fun.

 

Official website:

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

 

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General decription:

With just a screwdriver, the step by step instructions, and a study schedule, children can build a robot from scratch and experience the joys of hands-on creation.

mBot has 4 expansion ports, and can connect to more than 100 kinds of electronic modules. Children can use a variety of add-on packs and more than 500 parts on the Maker’s Platform to build a variety of imaginative shapes. During construction, they will learn about the principles of electronics and mechanics and lay the foundations for understanding robots. mBot is also compatible with LEGO bricks meaning gameplay can continue to grow over time.

 

Materials in Polish:

 

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The Makeblock App is a piece of powerful operating software. It enables children to control their mBot at the touch of a button, or combine the preset control settings any way they choose. mBot is even simple enough for children who have not yet learnt to read.

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

$69,99 –  $99,00

Info for teachers:

From primary school, Age 9+

On the official Makeblock Education site http://education.makeblock.com/ there are mBot case studies alongside examples of related teaching guides. Meanwhile mBot’s potential continues to grow as teachers from all over the world compile new teaching materials, which are now available in 10 languages including Chinese, English, French and German. Whether you’re a student, parent or educator, you are sure to find your ideal teaching resources on the Makeblock platform, so that you can learn and teach programming more easily.

Mbot lessons:

http://education.makeblock.com/resource/mbot-lessons-mblock/

Robotics, electronics, block-based programming, design, STEM, English language

Whilst they play, children learn about a variety of robotic machinery and electronic parts, get to grips with the fundamentals of block-based programming, and develop their logical thinking and design skills.

Block-based programming with Makeblock software.

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mBot Ranger

mBot Ranger

mBot Ranger

mBot Ranger is an advanced version of mBot, that comes with 3 preset forms, for three times the fun! From construction and operation through to programming, Ranger allows children to receive STEAM education in a simple and fun way. Ranger also gets children started on robot programming, advancing with them as they grow and develop their problem solving abilities.

 

Official website:

https://www.makeblock.com/steam-kits/mbot-ranger

 

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General decription:

With just a screwdriver, the step by step instructions, and a study schedule, children can build a robot from scratch and experience the joys of hands-on creation.

mBot has 4 expansion ports, and can connect to more than 100 kinds of electronic modules. Children can use a variety of add-on packs and more than 500 parts on the Maker’s Platform to build a variety of imaginative shapes. During construction, they will learn about the principles of electronics and mechanics and lay the foundations for understanding robots. mBot is also compatible with LEGO bricks meaning gameplay can continue to grow over time.

 

Materials in Polish:

 

Materials in Estonian:

 

 

The Makeblock App is a piece of powerful operating software. It enables children to control their mBot at the touch of a button, or combine the preset control settings any way they choose. mBot is even simple enough for children who have not yet learnt to read.

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

€ 149,99 per item

Info for teachers:

From primary school, Age 8+

On the official Makeblock Education site http://education.makeblock.com/ there are mBot case studies alongside examples of related teaching guides. Meanwhile mBot’s potential continues to grow as teachers from all over the world compile new teaching materials, which are now available in 10 languages including Chinese, English, French and German. Whether you’re a student, parent or educator, you are sure to find your ideal teaching resources on the Makeblock platform, so that you can learn and teach programming more easily.

Mbot lessons:

http://education.makeblock.com/resource/mbot-lessons-mblock/

Robotics, electronics, block-based programming, design, STEM, English language

Whilst they play, children learn about a variety of robotic machinery and electronic parts, get to grips with the fundamentals of block-based programming, and develop their logical thinking and design skills.

Block-based programming with Makeblock software; Python

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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/

 

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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/

 

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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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Mini Bots

Mini Bots

Mini Bots

The Mini Bots have their own special approach to robots and make it easy for children to discover this special world. The clever robot models can follow lines and avoid hindrances. Five nimble action robots can be made from actuators and sensors, such as IR trail sensor and push buttons.

 

Official website:

https://www.fischertechnik.de/en/products/teaching/stem-robotics/533923-robotics-mini-bots

 

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General decription:

Approximately £100 in Amazon per item.

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Key Learning Objectives:

  • From electronics to robotics!
  • Understand the focal points controlling and rules
  • Use the ROBOTICS module and its set programs to activate 5 agile driving robots
  • How actuators and sensors work 
  • Deepen and practice project and group work

Info for teachers:

Primary level, Secondary level, Study / vocational school

Fischertechnik learning materials support in teaching technical concepts of science, engineering and physics in a practical way and introducing them to your secondary school and college students or your apprentices.

The Mini Bots program is saved to the ROBOTICS module and can be easily chosen using the DIP switch.

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Mio the robot 2.0 (Clementoni)

Mio the robot 2.0 (Clementoni)

Mio the robot 2.0 (Clementoni)

Mio is an inexpensive and fun STEM robot made by Clementoni an Italian company that makes a lot of robots and other teaching toys that are classified as STEM  products.

 

Official website:

https://www.clementoni.com/pt-en/67580-mio-robot-20

 

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General decription:

When Mio arrives you start by assembling it from pieces learning as you build how all the parts work together to make a functioning robot.

Sometimes using software to program a robot is much easier than trying to do these calculations and estimations in your head. With Mio the robot you have to visualize the command sequences needed before you enter them by hand on the buttons at the back of the robot. This shows the pupils that some things can be programmed even if there are no way to do this using a computer, tablet or phone.

 

Product info in Swedish:

Materials in Polish:

This robot may be found in ordinary department stores and the price there might be between 25-40 €.

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Info for teachers:

From age 6 and up

There are some good user made youtube videos showing creative ways to program the robot and how to make use of its accessories like the arm with a magnet and the arm that can hold a pen. Youtube videos showing Mio the robot can be found in a variety of languages like english, italian and portuguese.

 

Math, motion physics, art  

No software programming used. This robot is programmed by pushing buttons that are attached to the robot itself.  

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MU Spacebot

MU Spacebot

MU SpaceBot

MU SpaceBot is an AI enabled wooden robot building kit.

 

Official website:

http://store.morpx.com/detail.php?id=142

 

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General decription:

MUBot APP, includes MU SpaceBot’s curriculums and projects.

$70 per item

Using 54 parts, children will get a fulfilling experience of creating a cute and smart robot of their own, getting familiar with the Maker and DIY culture.Once complete, MU SpaceBot can talk ,follow and even play hide and seek with you using advanced vision AI technology. Children can also design their own Spacebot voice by the recording from the MUBot APP.

Info for teachers:

Age 8+

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Starting from some basic components, such as laser-cut wood pieces and servo motors, the SpaceBot kit lets children create an AI powered robot entirely from scratch. It is during this process that they learn the inter-disciplinary knowledge from mechanics, electronics, programming and artificial intelligence.

Spacebot is programmable via MU–Blocky, a visual programming interface that help children pick up coding skill and see it working on the robot immediately.

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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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Materials in Italian:

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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Ollie

Ollie

Ollie

It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s app-enabled. Get in the driver’s seat with Ollie and command this app-enabled racing robot to execute tricks and dominate every inch of turf, trail, and track.

 

Official website:

https://www.sphero.com/ollie

 

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General decription:

The Ollie app is used to control Ollie without programming. 
The Sphero Edu app is used for programming Ollie.

It´s connected to Sphero Edu.

Now it costs $79,99. That´s on the official Sphero website. 
On Amazon you can buy it for lowest of $ 53,99.

Ollie can make up to 100 tricks and can be used outside.

Materials in Polish:

 

Materials in Estonian:

Info for teachers:

Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, middle school, or high school

Sphero has expanded Lightning Lab. Teachers can create an account for themselves and their students.  Through this account, teachers can send assignments to students digitally. (I couldn´t find the app, maybe it´s not available in Iceland?)

https://www.sphero.com/education/professional-learning-and-resources/ is a website to introduce Sphero robots for teachers.

With various kind of lessons you can use Ollie in almost every subject.

In an educational environment, subject matter such as sight words, colors, vocabulary words, and math facts can be placed on the floor.  Then, teachers can give students definitions, words, or numbers and students use a device to roll the robots to the specific word or number.  This is a fun, simple way to review material.

In the Edu Sphero app uses Scratch blocks or you can write your own JavaScript text programs.

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OSMO

OSMO

OSMO

There’s digital gaming. There’s real world fun. And then there’s Osmo, a magical experience that merges the real and virtual worlds to defy the boundaries of play. 

Osmo is a system that uses a stand and a clip-on mirror to allow an iPad or iPhone’s front-facing camera to recognize and track objects in the physical play space in front of the device.

 

Official website:

https://www.playosmo.com/en/

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

Osmo is recommended for ages 5-11, but there are multiple levels of difficulty in all the games that make them fun for any age, including adults.

All the materials come with the packages and the apps you choose to work with. The possibilities are almost endless, a lot of teaching ideas for almost all the subjects.

Teachers guide: https://assets.playosmo.com/static/downloads/teachers_guide.pdf

Osmo teaching resources on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/healdster/osmo-resources/?lp=true 

Osmo teachers training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4pTL2QNOCE&list=PL9nsxDc9oNbWdbCbZQuSnTq03zCuYcOMl

Osmo’s range of learning tools covers core subject areas, from math and spelling to coding and language. The fusion of tech and tangible learning engages and challenges students of different levels while helping them build 21st-century skills.

Osmo Words is a fun problem-solving tool that helps students practice spelling, vocabulary and critical thinking.

Tangram helps students develop visual-spatial abilities, nonverbal reasoning, fine motor skills, and executive functioning.

Newton challenges students as they progress with bouncing balls, accelerating platforms, and fans that will encourage collaboration and creative problem-solving. It develops spatial reasoning skills, visual-spatial abilities and executive functioning. 

Osmo Masterpiece is an imaginative drawing tool that helps students gain confidence, a sense of proportion, perspective, and fine motor skills.

Masterpiece can also be used for handwriting practice or even learning new languages, like Chinese!

On Osmo´s Wikipedia page says: 

„Osmo is a line of hands-on educational digital/physical games produced by the company Tangible Play, based in Palo Alto, CA. Osmo’s products are built around its proprietary “Reflective Artificial Intelligence,” a system that uses a stand and a clip-on mirror to allow an iPad or iPhone’s front-facing camera to recognize and track objects in the physical play space in front of the device”

It is different from one program to another how you play the games; coding blocks,  pencils, tiles, tokens… depends on how the program is set up.

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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

 

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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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Ozobot

Ozobot

Ozobot

he tiny Ozobot robot can teach young kids programming. Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches kids programming. … Ozobot can identify lines, colors, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper.

 

Official website:

https://ozobot.com

 

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General decription:

app: Evo by Ozobot

Classroomkit from $1200-$1800 

Many different items for sale for schools or home on the website on variable prices.

Info for teachers:

From Kindergarten to year 12

The Evo and Bit Classroom Kits come with 12-18 robots, guides, student handouts, accessories, and everything you need to introduce Ozobot’s two ways to code to your students. Get started screen-free with Color Codes markers and advance online with OzoBlockly visual programming. Both Kits are for grades K-12 and offer an affordable, portable way to teach coding, computer science, math, art, history, and other subjects way beyond STEM. Only Evo has extra programmable features, from sounds to proximity sensors, and an app for instaling updates and new features.

All subjects, it depends on the topic you choose to download. Depends on age and there is also five different types of product filters on the home page.

Color codes or Ozo Blockly

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Photon

Photon

Photon

Photon is a robot that “develops with the child”. As the child starts to take on the tasks and experiments within the apps, the robot absorbs knowledge and develops new abilities.

 

Official website:

https://photonrobot.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:


Materials in Swedish

 

Materials in Polish:

 

  • The apps are free.
  • The dongle (USB) is € 19,90
  • Price: € 219,90 (free shipping in EU-countries)

Apps available on Google Play and AppStore.

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Info for teachers:

  • Age 4+
  • Beginners – intermediate level

When the robot is unboxed it doesn’t know anything, but as the child starts to take on the tasks and experiments within the apps, it absorbs knowledge and develops new abilities. And so does the child. When all challenges are completed the child knows the basics of programming.

  • The YouTube channel has tutorials mostly in Polish.
  • The Photon EDU-app offers support for teachers.
  • There is also an educational mat (additional, € 49,90), stickers (€ 3,90), flashcards (€11,90).
  • Available in English, German, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, French and Czech.
  • The Photon Robot application uses the Amazon Polly text-to-speech system, thanks to which it is able to read the instructions contained in the application in 47 voices and 24 languages.

Geography, science (nature), math, physics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dkZ-x_YrP4

With the app Photon EDU you can conduct classes based on dedicated scenarios.

Photon can be programmed through four different apps:

  1. Photon Draw (age 5+) – Programming by drawing
  2. Photon Badge (age 6+) – Programming by creating a sequence of symbols
  3. Photon Blocks (age 7+) – Programming by connecting
  4. Photon Code (age 10+) – Sequence creation similar to programming in complicated programming languages.

With the app Photon Bridge, together with the Photon USB dongle, it is possible to connect to computers and 8 robots simultaneously. With the dongle it is also possible to connect with coding apps like Scratch, MakeCode and JavaScript.

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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 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/

 

Other online channels:

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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RoboMaker Pro

RoboMaker Pro

RoboMaker Pro

This innovative laboratory brings incredible intelligent robots to life and opens up the final frontier of educational robotics!

 

Official website:

https://www.clementoni.com/pt-en/67594-laboratorio-de-robotica/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Age 10+

Official teaching materials are not available online for free.

STEM subjects

Is an advanced robot that can be built in several models and the parts used reminds one of legos. It is programmable by app

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RoboThink

RoboThink

RoboThink

The RoboThink Robotics Program is a hands-on learning experience where students from K-12 can use our amazing robotics kit to design and build robots of all shapes, sizes and functions!

 

Official website:

https://www.myrobothink.com/robotics

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

https://www.robothinkfranchise.com/financial

The franchise includes all needed hard- and software, but is very expensive.

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Available for Windows and MAC OS

Info for teachers:

Primary School – Secondary School, Age 8+

Materials must be purchased: https://www.myrobothink.com/coding

STEM, English language

Scratch

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Robotis Dream II

Robotis Dream II

Robotis Dream II

ROBOTIS DREAM is SCIENCE – ROBOTIS DREAM helps you understand not only the principle of movement, but also speed, force,   principle of a leverage, elasticity and inertia.

 

Official website:

http://www.robotis.us/dream/

 

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General decription:

  • R+Design
  • R+Design App

$ 219.95 Dream School Set

ROBOTIS DREAM enables you to create bipedal, quadrupeds, hexapods, as well as other different robots. Expand upon the original robots by using sensors to create more interesting robots.

The new DREAM II series now has 5 levels and 60 robot examples. All plates, rivets, motors, parts, etc. can be used interchangeably between the old DREAM sets and the new DREAM II sets.

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Info for teachers:

  • Science – Technology – Engineering – Arts – Mathematics.
  • English language

Incorporated in the App

Primary school, Age 7+

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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

 

Other online channels:

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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ROXs 2/ ROXs 2s

ROXs 2/ ROXs 2s

ROXs 2/ ROXs 2s

For the gym, field or court; anywhere you want to train or be trained
to improve your speed, reaction and fitness.

 

Official website:

https://www.a-champs.com/roxs-pods

 

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General decription:

From $99 per item

The perfect way to get kids moving, fun and entertaining.

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Info for teachers:

For all ages

The ROXs 2 box contains: 3 full sets of ROXs 2, 3 strap sets, and 1 set of the wireless charger, a USB cable and a connector when you have multiple chargers.

The ROXs 2s box contains one ROXs 2s, 8 PEBBs, a wireless charger and a strap set.

All kinds of action in every subject.

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SAM LABS

SAM LABS

SAM LABS

Giving you the tools and support to make the most of your lessons, SAM Labs makes learning interactive and engaging. It seamlessly connects software and hardware with lesson plans that cover a wide variety of subjects, making learning about coding accessible, experimental, interactive and fun.

 

Official website:

https://int.samlabs.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

€ 449,00 – Course kit classroom size

SAM Labs kits are bursting with wireless electronic blocks that each have a personality of their own. From lights to motors to sliders to buzzers, every Bluetooth-enabled block can connect to the others via the app to do something different. Press a button to turn a light on!  Use a light sensor to activate an alarm! With the app, students can code the behaviours of blocks in any way they can imagine, enabling them to make anything from simple reactions to complex creations in minutes.

Students can use SAM Labs to design, write and debug programs, applying sequencing, selection and iteration. They will use logical reasoning to write algorithms, incorporating variables, inputs and outputs. Using the blocks and app, they will learn to control and simulate physical systems.

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Info for teachers:

https://int.samlabs.com/pages/teaching-materials

SAM Labs projects give you inspiration and step-by-step instructions to bring creative ideas to life in your classroom, making coding fun and exciting for your students. Supported with videos, the projects are a great starting point to help students come up with their own ideas. Students will be having so much fun, they won’t notice that they’re learning about how to design algorithms and programs to control and simulate physical systems!

SAM Labs helps both teachers and students discover coding in an accessible, fun and interactive way. The lesson plans and guides created for teachers, by teachers, make integrating SAM Labs into your classroom quick and easy. SAM Labs is aligned with international education standards to ensure projects and lesson plans can be used across the curriculum to benefit all teachers and all students.

 

S.T.E.A.M., Programming

Block based:

    1. SAM Space 
    2. SAM Blockly

Primary school. Age 8+

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Scottie Go!

Scottie Go!

Scottie Go!

Scottie Go! is an innovative game to teach programming. It is a combination of cardboard tiles, which are used by the players to create programming commands, and an app that sets tasks and scans the proposed solutions that set Scottie and other characters in motion.

 

Official website:

https://scottiego.com/en/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

An app can be downloaded directly from the website or from a dedicated platform store (Google Play, Apple).

The app allows to scan the commands by capturing a photo or a video. Once the command has been scanned, Scottie will carry it out step by step, and the player can see if the task has been performed correctly.

Scottie Go! is an innovative game to teach programming. It is a combination of cardboard tiles, which are used by the players to create programming commands, and an app that sets tasks and scans the proposed solutions that set Scottie and other characters in motion.

The game has 91 quests divided into 10 modules, which provide several dozen hours of great fun and learning.

Materials in Polish:

 

65 EUR (edu version)

No

Info for teachers:

The game is designed for children from the age of 6.

Education version of the game (Scottie Go! Edu) gives you access to a range of accompanying materials, including educational materials and solutions, lesson scenarios, syllabi, descriptions of implementations, etc. The downloads are available at: https://scottiego.com/flatsg/edu-scottiego/teaching-aids

A unique programming interface, in the form of tiles, makes the game child-friendly and, furthermore, it allows children to work in teams without the fear that some of them will be less involved in the work.

Whilst the game can be played by a single player, Scottie Go! provides great teamwork fun in groups of 2-3 persons.

Because Scottie Go! involves all basic concepts of programming, ranging from basic instructions, loops, conditionals to variables and functions, it can be used as a basic tool to introduce and teaching programming. Thanks to the modular content, it can serve as a supplement of other tools that have previously been used to teach programming.

Programming the robot is done with tiles that are used to write commands which will be performed by Scottie. They also have a defined goal: they allow players to acquire basic programming concepts such as loops, conditionals, variables or functions.

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Scribbler 3

Scribbler 3

Scribbler 3

A robust, easy-to-use S3 robot. Simple enough to set up in minutes. Programming, robotics, and even integrating math and art are all possible with the S3.

 

Official website:

https://www.parallax.com/product/28333

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

$199.00 per item

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The Scribbler 3 (S3) robot is good for students and teachers to begin their STEM/STEAM journey.  The robust, easy-to-use S3 robot is simple enough to set up in minutes, and is powerful enough to teach engaging activities throughout the school year.  Programming, robotics, and even integrating math and art are all possible with the S3.

Info for teachers:

  • Age 8+
  • Beginners and intermediate levels

Both graphical programming tools reveal the underlying text-based code – C for BlocklyProp and Spin for the Scribbler GUI – for advanced users.

  • STEAM programs combining art with robotics technology and math.
  • After-school robotics clubs.
  • Robotics and programming competitions.
  • All levels.

The BlocklyProp online tool is the S3 robot’s primary programming environment Free BlocklyProp graphical online programming on Chromebook, Windows, and Mac.

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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:

Not specified

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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SIFTEO

SIFTEO

SIFTEO

Sifteo Cubes are an interactive gaming platform. The cubes are ‘motion-aware’ and 1.5-inch in size with touch screens. They are designed for use by players ages six and up.

 

Official website:

https://venturebeat.com/2014/12/23/sifteos-intelligent-cubes-go-open-source-after-disappointing-commercial-run/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

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The starter pack contains (contained) six cubes, a charging dock and AC adapter, a USB dongle, two free games, 500 points to spend on other titles and can be yours for £230 (ext VAT).

https://www.ebay.com/p/Sifteo-Cubes-Intelligent-Play-Interactive-Game-System-Age-7/1601507880 $ 59.99

It seems that they have stopped producing Sifteo robots and have shut things down a few years ago.

This announcement is on the facebook site: “We’re excited to announce that we have joined 3D Robotics! Thank you, everyone, who has been a part of the Sifteo journey. http://farewell.sifteo.com/”  24.07.2014

https://www.teachprimary.com/tried_and_tested/view/sifteo-cubes

Info for teachers:

Ages 6 and up

Key Stage: KS2, KS3

Sifteo Cubes are a hands-on interactive game system. You can turn cubes, shake them, press down on them, and connect them with each other. Each cube contains a tiny computer chip and is connected to other cubes, sensing their motion and position through a wireless network to the Sifteo application on a nearby computer.

You can use the cubes to bring characters to life in a storytelling game, crack codes, match shapes, find your way through mazes, see addition and subtraction in action, unscramble pictures, test your reflexes, practise your spelling and much more. You can even code and create your own games using Sifteo’s innovative Creativity Kit.

Sifteo comes with desktop software that allows you to browse and play games, create your own with the Sifteo Creativity Kit, and find more in the Sifteo store.

There is a software developers kit but it requires that you know the programming language C. There is also a Creativity Kit which does allow you to change some of what you might call the “vocabulary” of the games (the letters and words) but only allows limited changes to the grammar – the underlying structure – of the games.

 

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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

 

Other online channels:

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/

 

Other online channels:

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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Speechi

Speechi

Speechi

Unlike most known bricks, the bricks and parts of this kits are all clipped together according to a multitude of possible configurations. Indeed, the structure of the different models of building bricks is such that they can be clipped together horizontally, vertically and diagonally.

 

Official website:

https://www.speechi.net/fr/home/robots/ecole-robots-kits-robotiques-pour-apprendre-programmation/

 

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General decription:

€ 299,00 per item

Students will learn to program with icons in an age-appropriate programming environment that is ideal for simply addressing the logic of programming .

As robotics is the allied discipline of programming in the development of most objects of everyday life, an introduction to robotics is also proposed. This discipline seemed to us to be essential for students to have a concrete idea of ​​the areas of application of programming. The 3 programming manuals are complemented by 3 manuals dedicated to robotics to discover 3 basic mechanisms: wheels, gears and camshafts.

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Info for teachers:

The robotics kit – elementary school is, in fact, accompanied by 6 course manuals available for download from our School Robots website . Students will learn about Space and geometry: (to) locate and (move) using benchmarks.

The Education Box is perfect for teaching programming at all ages, from elementary to high school.

  • Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics.
  • Language French – English

Scratch.

Primary School – Secondary School, Age 9-14

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