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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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Airblock

Airblock

Airblock

A transformable, flying robot, made especially for children.

 

Official website:

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

 

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General decription:

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

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

$99 per item

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

Materials in Polish:

 

Materials in Estonian:

Info for teachers:

Guiding creativity

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

Programming Guide

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

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

Scratch based block programming.

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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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Bioloid

Bioloid

Bioloid

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

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

 

Official website:

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

 

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General decription:

$1.199,00  per Bioloid Premium KIT

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

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

A review in Swedish from Finland

 

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Info for teachers:

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

 

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

RoboPlus

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Boe-Bot

Boe-Bot

Boe-Bot

Build your own rolling robot with a BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller brain! Just follow the clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations with the included book, Robotics with the Boe-Bot. Great for high schools, colleges, hobbyists, it is also a good choice for the BSA Robotics Merit Badge.

 

Official website:

https://www.parallax.com/product/boe-bot-robot

 

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General decription:

$ 199.00 per item

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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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BrickPi

BrickPi

BrickPi

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

 

Official website:

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

 

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General decription:

 $ 1,199.99 – BrickPi3 Classroom Kit

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

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Info for teachers:

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

Python, Scratch, or Java

Secondary School, Age 12+

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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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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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Cyber Robot

Cyber Robot

Cyber Robot

An incredible robot for children to assemble equipped with a Bluetooth module and an impressive 5 game modes!

 

Official website:

https://www.clementoni.com/pt-en/67556-cyber-robot/

 

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General decription:

Clementoni App for tablets and smartphones for programming the robot’s movements, light effects and sound effects can be found in both the App Store and Google Play store.

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50 Euros per item

Clementoni is an Italian company that makes and sells various robots that are adapted for primary school children and kindergarten.

The robots are programmable and most of them have parts that can be built and reconstructed to learn about how the mechanics of it all works.

Info for teachers:

Age 8+

Support page inactive in the moment of checking: https://www.clementoni.com/pt-en/support/

 

The Clementoni robots have academic classification STEM: Science Technology Engineering Mathematics. This means that the product has weight on the learning of technology, and in this case robotics.

You will be able to display a simulation of the programmed command as it is being executed on your device and to control the robot in real time, as if you were using a remote controller.

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Drone parrot mini / parrot mambo code

Drone parrot mini / parrot mambo code

Drone parrot mini / parrot mambo code

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

 

Official website:

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

 

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General decription:

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Info for teachers:

From primary schools to PhD’s.

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

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

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

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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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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/

 

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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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GoPiGo

GoPiGo

GoPiGo

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

 

Official website:

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

 

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General decription:

Info for teachers:

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

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

 

S.T.E.M., coding

Python, Scratch, or Java

Secondary School, Age 12+

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GrovePi

GrovePi

GrovePi

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

 

Official website:

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

 

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

 

Other online channels:

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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Kamigami Robots

Kamigami Robots

Kamigami Robots

The robot that moves like a real animal.

 

Official website:

https://kamigamirobots.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

$79.99 per item

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Kamigami robots are speedy, six-legged animals you create and control!

Info for teachers:

Age 6+, intermediate level

  • Tutorials
  • Programming challenges (but the website doesn’t work).

STEM

You can drive, battle, and program your robot through a smartphone or tablet.

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Lego Mindstorms EV3

Lego Mindstorms EV3

Lego Mindstorms EV3

LEGO®MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential 21st-century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

 

Official website:

https://education.lego.com/en-us/middle-school/intro

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Primary school – Secondary school, Age 10+

  • Science – Technology – Engineering – Math – Maker – Coding
  • 18 languages: Europeans – Asians – America

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

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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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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/

 

Other online channels:

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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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

 

Other online channels:

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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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.

 

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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

 

Other online channels:

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

€ 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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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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MOSS

MOSS

MOSS

Build upon your budding interest in robotics with the Zombonitron 1600. Combine the 16 included robot pieces and 56 steel spheres to create hundreds of robot curiosities that respond to proximity or light. This little kit enables a micro-universe of kinematic creation and the best place to start inventing your own robots!

 

Official website:

https://www.modrobotics.com/MOSS/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

$199.99 per item

Materials in Estonian:

 

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Info for teachers:

Primary school – Secondary school, Age 9+

Resources for teachers available on the website https://www.modrobotics.com/MOSS/

STEM, English language

Scratch

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PivotPi

PivotPi

PivotPi

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

 

Official website:

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

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Primary school, Age 10+

STEM subjects.

Python, Scratch, Java, NodeJS, C/C++

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Poppy Humanoid

Poppy Humanoid

Poppy Humanoid

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

 

Official website:

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

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

6 459 EUR per item

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

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

 

Materials in Estonian:

Not specified

Info for teachers:

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

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

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

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

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

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Poppy Torso

Poppy Torso

Poppy Torso

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

 

Official website:

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

 

Other online channels:

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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Rero

Rero

Rero

Rero will allow anybody to quickly and flexibly build a robot that can move in many directions, allowing quick prototyping or in a kid’s world, allow the child to build a robot to quickly achieve what he or she wants to do.

 

Official website:

https://www.rero.io/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Secondary school, 14+.

Official curriculum and teaching materials are not available online for free

STEM, English language

Rero Planner (Web App Version)

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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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Robotics & Electropneumatics

Robotics & Electropneumatics

Robotics & Electropneumatics

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

 

Official website:

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

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

$2184,00 per set

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

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Info for teachers:

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Robotics Advanced

Robotics Advanced

Robotics Advanced

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

 

Official website:

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

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

TXT Controller firmware version 4.2.4 or higher

$540 per set

CAUTION: absolutely necessary for operation is Accu Set

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Info for teachers:

Secondary level, Study / vocational school; Age 14+

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

STEM education

Graphical programming software ROBO Pro

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Robotics in Industry

Robotics in Industry

Robotics in Industry

This Robotics educational construction set is focused on constructing and programming robotics for true-to-life industrial applications. Four real-life, fully functional industrial robots: A high-bay shelving system, 3-axis robot, and two additional gripper arm robots can be built and programmed.

 

Official website:

https://www.fischertechnik.de/en/products/teaching/stem-robotics/533020-robotics-in-industry

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

$270 per set

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

Not specified

Info for teachers:

Secondary level, Study / vocational school

www.fischertechnik-elearning.com (languages: German, Spanish, English)

 

STEM education

Software ROBO Pro

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Robotics Sensor Station IoT

Robotics Sensor Station IoT

Robotics Sensor Station IoT

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

 

Official website:

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

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Software ROBO PRO

Starting from $270

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

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

 
 

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Info for teachers:

Secondary level, Study / vocational school; Age 12+

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

STEM education

ROBO Pro

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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

 

Other online channels:

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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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/

 

Other online channels:

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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TETRIX MAX

TETRIX MAX

TETRIX MAX

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

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

 

Official website:

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

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

 $ 960.00 for Dual-Control Robotics Set

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

Not specified

Info for teachers:

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics, English language

Not specified

Arduino software.

Secondary School, Age 12+

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TETRIX Prime

TETRIX Prime

TETRIX Prime

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

 

Official website:

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

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics

Learning Focus is on:

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

 

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

Tetrix Ardublockly

Robotic Sets for grades 6 to 12, Age 12+

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Tinkerbots

Tinkerbots

Tinkerbots

Tinkerbots is a whole world of robotics for kids. Construction kits, coding for kids apps & robots and stem toys that let your Arduino projects come to life. They are completely LEGO compatible.

 

Official website:

https://www.tinkerbots.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Tinkerbots World app to be downloaded from AppStore or Google Play.

Apps available on: https://www.tinkerbots.com/support/download/

Not specified

  • $149.00 for my first robot
  • $229.00 for robotics starter set
  • $279.00 for advanced robotics set
  • $399.00 for mega robotics set

My First Robot Kit includes a Powerbrain – the brain of your robot send all energy and data – a double motor module for extra speed and super quick moves, two brick adapters to combine your Tinkerbots with LEGO® or other building systems and various bricks to give your candy-inventor their special personality. The Powerbrain contains a Lithium Ion battery which fully recharges within an hour for many hours of playtime.

Info for teachers:

Age 6+

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Arduino Specials sets let children as young as six years old experience the wonder of building their own robot and programming it through the app, by recording a motion or even in C coding language through the open source platform Arduino.

Block programming and Arduino language programming.

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Turtlebot 3

Turtlebot 3

Turtlebot 3

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

 

Official website:

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

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Raspberry Pi

$549.00 – $1,399.00

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

 

Materials in Estonian:

Info for teachers:

Secondary School 

Not specified

STEM Education

Blockly, Python

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VEX EDR

VEX EDR

VEX EDR

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

 

Official website:

https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

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

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

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

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

 

Materials in Estonian:

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

$ 439.99 per VEX EDR Starter Kit

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Info for teachers:

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

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

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

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics; English language

VEX Coding Studio

Secondary School

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VEX IQ

VEX IQ

VEX IQ

VEX IQ is a snap-together robotics system designed from the ground up to provide this opportunity to future engineers of all skill levels. By packaging advanced concepts into an accessible package, the system also naturally encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership for students as young as second grade.

 

Official website:

https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

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

$ 279.99 per Starter Kit with Sensors

At the heart of every robot is the VEX IQ Robot Brain, featuring a backlit LCD screen and 12 Smart Ports (configurable as either motors or sensors) for additional versatility in robot design. In the hands of every student is the VEX IQ Controller, a familiar and intuitive “video game”-style interface.

All electronics come with pre-installed Driver Control code, which means that students can drive their creations as soon as they’re built! This immediate feedback gives beginners an opportunity to get excited about their creation before diving into programming.

 

Materials in Estonian:

Info for teachers:

From a young child just beginning to show interest in robotics to a veteran teacher implementing a school-wide club, VEX’s kit and bundle options fit a variety of needs.

Each kit includes graphical step-by-step build instructions to help students build their first robot. All kits are also structured around the VEX IQ Curriculum to ensure seamless integration into a STEM classroom.

VEX IQ serves as a great springboard into the VEX EDR platform as students grow older. The build fundamentals and programming styles apply to both programs, so lessons introduced while participating in VEX IQ continue to be relevant in VEX EDR and beyond.

Besides hands-on engineering expertise, a competitive environment instinctively instills other life skills like teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking.

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

Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics; English language

Modkit for VEX

Primary School,  Age 8+

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