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Root Robot Aims to Grow With Students

A new robot designed to teach students to code has exceeded it’s $250,000 goal on Kickstarter. Scheduled to start shipping in May of 2017, Root aims to grow with its users, enabling students to move from one level of coding ability to the next. The makers …

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4-H Junk Drawer Robotics Kit Fires Up Imaginations

The 4-H's Junk Drawer Robotics Program works with household items to complete simple design challenges. Their robotics kits emphasize science, engineering and technology process skills.

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LittleBits Gizmos and Gadgets Kits

Invent 'til your heart's content with the Gizmos and Gadgets Kit. (Photo credit: LittleBits)

The latest kit by LittleBits — Gizmos and Gadgets — is perfect for budding inventors. It comes with everything you need to complete 12 projects, including a bubble blower, wireless doorbell, rotating light, and a two-wheeled, remote-controlled robot. Instructions for hundreds of other projects that make …

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One hundred robots that students and researchers can control

For now, the project centers on small robots like these. One day, project leader Magnus Egerstedt imagines creatures of all shapes and sizes will fill a larger Robotarium. (Photo credit: Raftermen Photography)

The Georgia Institute of Technology is building a new lab that will allow roboticists from around the country to conduct experiments remotely. Researchers from other universities, as well as middle and high school students, will schedule experiments, upload their own programming code, watch the robots in …

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Special Joints Transform Household Objects Into a Robot

HandiMate helps kids build robots with any material sitting around the house. (Photo Credit: Purdue University)

Purdue University Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karthik Ramani has developed a new robot toy for kids called the HandiMate robot toolkit Unlike conventional kits that require kids to build a robot according to its manual, HandiMate—designed for ages 10 to 15—can be created with any material …

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Devastator Robot Kit

This tracked bot runs on the Intel Edison. (Photo credit: DF Robot)

The Devastator Robot can avoid obstacles and act as a remote, mobile, surveillance bot. Made by DFRobot, the kit has a USB camera, so you can see your robot’s surroundings via WiFi on your computer or smartphone. The included Hexa Base Rotate kit with servos provides a full …

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The Meccano Meccanoid G15KS

The Meccano MeccaNoid G15 (Photo credit: Toys R Us)

This 4-feet tall robot could get your kids excited about the robot revolution! Made of high-impact polycarbonate construction plates, the Maccanoid G15KS has six motors and multicolored LED eyes. It can be controlled remotely using a Bluetooth device, or programmed using motion capture. You basically move the robot they …

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Moss Zombonitron 1600

Make a bunch of bots easily with this MOSS robotics system. (Photo credit: Modrobotics.com)

Build a variety of robots quickly and easily with the MOSS Zombonitron 1600. This kit includes 16 MOSS blocks and 56 Carbon Steel Spheres. Attach the cubes together with the steel spheres to create ball joints and hinges. As long as the blocks are aligned the right …

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RobotGeek Arduino Experimenters Kits

The RobotGeek Arduino Basic+ Experimenter's Kit: the most comprehensive of the Experimenters kits! (Photo credit: Trossen Robotics.)

Exploring how a component work, in detail, lays a great foundation for building a complete robot. RobotGeek supports this idea, with several Arduino-based kits designed to explore individual components. There’s a kit for linear actuators, one for touch sensors, and another for RFID. Want a more complete package? …

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SPRK: The See-Through Sphero

See what you're doing, with the SPRK Edition of the Sphero 2.0. (Photo credit: Sphero)

If you like being able to see the inner workings of machines, you’ll love the Sphero 2.0 – SPRK Edition. The main difference with this version of Sphero is its clear, polycarbonate shell that lets you check out what’s going on inside the bot. This feature …

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Kamigami: An Inexpensive, DIY Robot for Kids

Bring your Kamigami robots together for multi-robot games such as freeze tag, sumo and chase. (Photo credit: Dash Robotics.)

If you’re looking for a great gift for the junior roboticist in your household, check out the Kamigami critters. These bots have bodies made of a highly flexible, plastic-fabric composite material that ensures minimal friction between moving parts — making them very fast. The pieces also easily snap together together …

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Investigate Light and Sound with Buzz the Pixel Pal

Buzz's adorable LED eyes and speaker are easy to solder and program. (Photo credit: Soldering Sunday.)

Soldering Sunday has launched a new Pixel Pal! Named Buzz, this STEAM project is perfect for those who want to learn how to soldering an program — but don’t have a ton of time. Buzz’s cute factor makes soldering far less intimidating. Even novices can solder …

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The EZ-Robot Adventure Bot

Track colors, detect faces and recognize QR codes using the Adventure Bot's on-board camera. (Photo credit: EZ Robot.)

EZ-Robot Inc. has produced a number of exciting kits in the last few years, but they tend to be pricey. If you’re looking for the styling and easy-assembly of an EZ-Robot at a lower price, you might want to consider the Adventure Bot. The company keeps …

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