Modular Robotics

Grades: K - 3 +

Think & Learn Code-a-pillar™

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Code-a-pillar™ inspires little learners to be big thinkers by encouraging preschoolers to arrange (and rearrange) the easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations, sending Code-a-pillar™ on his path. This learning toy encourages experimentation while developing important skills like problem solving, planning & sequencing and critical thinking. There's no end to the combinations kids can make – mix up the segments and put them back together to send Code-a-pillar™ in a different direction every time!

Features:

  • 1 motorized head and 8 easy-to-connect segments for endless combinations!
  • Kids connect the segments to make Code-a-pillar™ go forward, left, right or wherever they choose
  • Each segment lights up as the action happens!
  • Motorized head segment features lights, fun character sounds and blinking eyes to bring Code-A-pillar™ to life!
  • Can you reach the target? Challenge kids to configure the segments so Code-a-pillar™ can get to the targets and each their goals.
  • Includes:
    • 8 segments: (3) move forward, (2) Turn Right 90 degrees, (2) Turn Left 90 degrees and (1) sound action segment
    • 2 destination targets
    • 1 motorized head
  • Helps develop skills like sequencing, critical thinking, reasoning, discovery, memory, problem solving and experimentation
  • Gives fine motor skills a good workout
  • Kids discover that their actions make things happen (also known as cause & effect)!
  • Requires 4 AA alkaline batteries, the fresher the better!

LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set

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This set is based upon the latest science standards and was created to enhance students' curiosity and science skills. The set is delivered in a storage bin along with sorting trays, labels, a Smarthub, a Medium Motor, Motion Sensor, a Tilt Sensor, and enough building elements for two students.

The accompanying desktop and tablet supported software provides an easy-to-use programming environment and includes the WeDo 2.0 Curriculum Pack, which covers life, physical, earth, and space sciences, as well as engineering. The accompanying eLearning program helps teachers to become confident users of the WeDo 2.0 Core Set.

Software:

  • WeDo by LabVIEW

The WeDo 2.0 software lets you:

  • Access the curriculum pack
  • Access to Get Started, Guided and Open Projects
  • Program your models
  • Access the digital building instructions and receive programming guidance
  • Use the integrated Documentation tool

Supported Language:

  • WeDo 2.0 Graphic Language
  • Scratch

Supported Platforms:

  • Windows
  • Mac

Supported Devices:

  • Laptop
  • Desktop
  • Tablets

Supported Skills:

  • Programming, Design, Computing, Computational Thinking

Teacher Resources:

  • Lesson Plans
  • Teacher Network

Grades: 4 - 8 +

Cubelets Educator Pack with Bluetooth

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Inspire a love of learning through play. Cubelets are robot blocks that make it fast and easy to engage children as young as four in learning by building robots. There’s no wrong way to build with Cubelets, so it is remarkably easy to transform these blocks into brilliant bundles of robotic curiosity.

Software:

Supported Language:

Supported Platforms:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android

Supported Devices:

  • Tablet
  • Android Phone
  • iPad
  • iPhone

Supported Skills:

  • Programming, Design, Computing, Computational Thinking

Teacher Resources:

VEX IQ Super Kit

The Super Kit takes educational robotics to the next level. Students can use the familiar handheld Controller with the pre-programmed code to drive robots right out of the box, or program them to run autonomously using the additional Smart Sensors. While the included Clawbot IQ instructions help students easily build their first robot, the wide variety of additional included parts means that a team of students can build a robot that is bigger, stronger, and more functional.

  • Over 850 Structural & Motion Components
  • 4 Smart Motors, 7 Sensors, Robot Brain, Controller & Batteries Included
  • Storage Bin & Tray included for organized storage of all parts

Grades: 9 - 12 +

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 has arrived! Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with the most advanced technology we’ve ever developed, unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Follow the step-by-step 3D building instructions to create TRACK3R, R3PTAR, SPIK3R, EV3RSTORM and GRIPP3R and bring them to life with an easy, intuitive and icon-based programming interface.

Software:

  • Education EV3 software & tablet app

Supported Language:

Supported Platforms:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android

Supported Devices:

  • Laptops
  • Desktops
  • Tablets

Supported Skills:

  • Programming, Design, Computing, Computational Thinking

Teacher Resources:

VEX EDR

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

VEXnetwireless communication, enabling remote control using up to two VEXnet Joysticks.

Whether you're building your first robot or outfitting a school, there's a solution for you. Starter Kits, designed for 2-6 students, come with everything needed to build a fully-functional robot The all-encompassing Classroom Bundle can engage up to 36 students and includes a classroom competition field! Not JUST for educators, VEX kits and bundles are also a great way for curious individuals to get started with robotics

Software:

VEX EDR Video Trainer

Robot Virtual Worlds (10 choices)

Teacher Resources:

VEX EDR Curriculum