There are various robotic kits available to fit various age groups.
These are some of the kits we use in our robotic lessons:
Cubelets – for teaching Pre-K in logical thinking, cause and effect, engineering, robotics and teamwork.
Primary School, Middle School and Up:
Arduino robot kit: based on the inexpensive, Arduino microcontroller. Used to learn robotics, engineering, programming, electricity, STEM. See BridgewayRobotics.com
This is just one example of using the Arduino microcontroller to modify electro-mechanical toys making them computer controlled robots.
The Raspberry Pi is a micro-computer that is gaining popularity in robotics due to its small size, low power consumption and computer capabilities.
See BridgewayRobotics.com for more details on the above controllers used in robotics.
- Programmable Brick: The programmable brick is the intelligent programmable microcomputer that controls motors and sensors, as well as providing wireless communication through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
- 3 Interactive Servo Motors: The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® has 2 Large Motor and 1 Medium Motor to make your robot move in multiple ways and directions. Motors have built-in Rotation Sensor with 1-degree resolution for precise control.
- 3 Types of Sensors: Infrared, Touch and Color to track and find the Remote Control/beacon, respond to touch and recognize colors.
VEX IQ Starter Kits are designed to be easy for young students to use right out of the box. With helpful build instructions included, any student or educator can complete their first Clawbot IQ in a matter of hours.
VEX IQ kits are popular in competitive robotics
- Tool less, snap together pieces
- Low-cost kits are a perfect introduction to robotics
- Basic drive base can be used for many designs
- Includes robot programming software options
- Kits starting at $279.99