Koov features more than 300 building blocks and accessories, including various sensors, motors, LEDs and more that students can use to design working robots.
Texas Instruments this week took the wraps off a new robotics system and curriculum aimed at university-level engineering students.
Adoption of drones and robotics will more than double in the next three years. Drones will outpace the larger and more mature robotics category, but both will grow by solid double digits year-over-year for the next three years.
Based on design-thinking principles, the new curriculum includes student notebooks with activities aligned to CSTA, ISTE-S, Common Core and Next Generation Science standards.
The University of California, Davis C-STEM Center has updated its free STEM platform for grades K-14. Version 4 of the C-STEM Studio software suite includes new and updated curriculum and programs for Lego Mindstorms, Barobo Linkbots, Raspberry Pi computers and Arduino control boards.
A director of technology shares how her school uses robot-based lessons to inspire collaboration and creativity among her youngest learners.
The netted laboratory allows researchers to operate drones in real-world weather conditions, but is considered indoors by the Federal Aviation Administration and thus not subject to such restrictions.
Students can connect to Rover through the TI Innovator Hub with a TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator and program the robot to draw, dance or crash.
With competitors from 49 states and 32 countries already pre-registered, this year's competition will comprise three rounds of missions featuring the robots and one invitational round. Each mission will itself contain three story-based challenges designed to create "a scaffolded, team-based experience."
The new site offers tools for users to meet other makers, learn about engineering disciplines, share projects or meet mentors among Cornell graduate students, alumni and professors.
Once again this school year, schools will be ramping up robotics programs and opening more makerspaces, according to the latest report from the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking.
Ahead of the Force Friday II global event this week, littleBits released a new kit that gives kids step-by-step instructions on how to build a droid fit for the Star Wars universe.