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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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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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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

 

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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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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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Marty

Marty

Marty

Marty is a walking robot with legs and feet — with 9 servo motors and a handful of built-in sensors.

 

Official website:

https://robotical.io

 

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General decription:

Robotical’s Marty App will help you to get the robot on your WiFi, calibrate its motors and remote control it.

£150 per item

Marty comes as a kit or pre-built, so you can either choose the fun of building a robot, or to just jump straight-in to playing and coding with your new walking robot companion.

Marty is Wi-Fi enabled and with nine individually controllable servo motors. You can use our app to remote control Marty, and add a bunch of sensors to react to the environment — Marty can walk, turn, dance, even kick a football.

Designed to be customisable robot with 3D printed parts, Marty is also completely upgradeable — you can even add a Raspberry Pi and a camera to Marty’s head.

Info for teachers:

Age 7+

Educational resources and lesson plans for students aged 7 – 14 available at https://martytherobot.com/users/education/resources/lesson-plans/

Marty is a platform for learning, designed to give kids a fun and hands-on experience with coding, robotics & engineering.

You can program Marty using Scratch, a beginner friendly coding language, and then advance on to Python, Javascript and even ROS.

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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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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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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

 

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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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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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