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These are the robots that you put together and demonstrate their computing abilities!
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Salt Water Powered Robot (unboxed)
Salt Water Powered Robot (unboxed)
Our Price: $9.99

Put this robot mini vehicle together, then add salty water to the power compartment and off it goes! No Batteries required! It's amazing!
Tumbling Robot
Tumbling Robot
Our Price: $12.95

The tumbling Robot can walk! No matter how falls and stumbles, the Tumbling Robot gets up without any help! How does the Tumbling Robot do it? The secret lies in its clever motion mechanism.


Insectoid
Insectoid
Our Price: $16.99

Construct this easy-to-build Insectoid! Discover the mechanisms behind robotic movement. It crawls, wriggles and walks!

Contains Body cover, body, leg link connector, motor with gear, large gear with crank, small gear, 2 terminal caps, 3 connecting caps, 2 washer screws, 9 screws, battery cover, short leg link, long leg link, 2 antennas, front leg, back leg and detailed instructions. Also needed but not provided: a cross-head screwdriver and a 1.5V AAA battery. It is approximately 28cm in length with antennas.
Remote Control Rattle Snake
Remote Control Rattle Snake
Our Price: $23.95

Commit a few pranks or just have regular fun with this IR remote
controlled snake! It moves like a real snake and its tongue moves in and
out while its tail shakes. Charges from USB, remote uses 3 AG13
batteries. Overall snake body length is 15". For ages 8+.
Strandbeest Model Kit
Strandbeest Model Kit
Our Price: $23.95

Build this Strandbeest kit yourself! It has a very interesting mechanism: blowing into the fan makes the animal start walking against the wind. The wind power is conveyed to the legs by 2 gears.

Height (back of the beast): 11cm (4.3")
Height (top of propeller): 17cm (6.7")
Width: 13cm (5.1")
Length: 20cm (7.9")

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Bristlebot Classroom 25 Pack (classroom set)
Bristlebot Classroom 25 Pack (classroom set)
Our Price: $80.00

A Bristlebot is a small robot made by combining a toothbrush head and a vibrating pager motor.

The vibrations from the motor travel down the bristles and cause the brush to move and spin on flat surfaces. Build a Bristlebot in your home or classroom to teach basic engineering, motors, circuits, and physics concepts (i.e. balance principles).

Adjust different parts by bending, twisting, and angling the chenille stems into different positions and see how it affects the movement and direction of your Bristlebot.

Build time: 3 to 10 minutes Suitable for ages 5+ This kit comes with everything you need to build 25 Bristlebots! Parts Included: 25 pre-cut toothbrush heads 25 double-sided tape cubes 25 vibration motors 25 batteries 50 googley eyes 50 pipe cleaners.

Note: This item ships with a flat rate of $10. If you are ordering a larger quantity of sets (4+ units), please contact us for reduced shipping costs.


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IQ KEY 600 Robotic STEM Kit
IQ KEY 600 Robotic STEM Kit
Our Price: $89.00

The Perfect 600 comes with plans to build twenty different machines. Stimulate right brain creativity by encouraging your students to design and build machines of their own! Use the Perfect 600 to identify different simple machines that are working together to transfer and transform energy while having fun! When using the Perfect 600, students will learn about engineering and its applications. Design, build, and refine a device that uses energy, observe energy demonstrations and learn about energy conversion, circuits and using machines and energy for problem solving. The IQ Key Perfect 600 can be used to teach with Common Core, National Next Generation Science Standards, it also encourages STEM education. CE certified.

Requires 2 x AA batteries, not included.

Comes with a Teacher's Guide that encourages critical thinking and problem solving in combining science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


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PicoBot BristleBot Bunny Pack of 25
PicoBot BristleBot Bunny Pack of 25
Our Price: $100.00

  • Camps, scout troops, homeschool, libraries, after-school, STEM/STEAM groups, birthday party, and classroom activities.
  • Toys for boys and girls for 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 year old
  • Race or battle them against each other!
  • Comes with everything you need to build 25 complete Bunny Bristlebots


A PicoBot is a small robot inspired by BristleBots, which are made by combining a toothbrush head and a vibrating motor. The vibrations from the motor cause the PicoBot to move and spin on flat surfaces. Build a PicoBot in your home or classroom to teach basic engineering, motors, circuits, and physics concepts (i.e. balance principles). Adjust different parts by bending, twisting, and angling the chenille stems into different positions and see how it affects the movement and direction of your PicoBot. Build time: 3 to 10 minutes Suitable for ages 5+ This kit comes with everything you need to build 25 PicoBots! Parts Included: 25 3D-printed PicoBot bodies, 25 vibration motors, 25 batteries, 50 googley eyes, 50 pipe cleaners.

Note: This item has a flat shipping of $9. If you are ordering a large (4+ sets) quantity, please contact us for reduced shipping costs.

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Databot
Databot
Our Price: $179.99


databot™ Single - The Classic

Meet databot™ – one tiny brilliant cube packed with high-tech, science exploration fun. Databot™ fits in the palm of your hand, collects information from 11 included sensors that measure motion, temperature, altitude, velocity and so much more! The data is streamed instantly to provide engaging experiments in science, coding, and technology in every learning environment imaginable! The databot™ kit includes everything you need to get started – just add a computer or tablet!

Databot even comes with a soft case for storage and transportation, external temperature probe, 8GB MicroSD card to capture mountains of data, USB Micro SD card reader, and other accessories. See complete specs below on sensors, materials, and supported devices!

What’s Included in the Kit!

databot™ comes complete with everything you need to start exploring the hidden world of data immediately!

  • databot™ – 1
  • 8 GB Micro SD Card – 1
  • Micro SD Card Reader – 1
  • Mini USB Charging/Coding Cable – 1
  • External Temperature Probe – 1
  • Industrial Velcro Pad – 1
  • Removable Base Plate – 1
  • Lanyard – 1
  • Soft Shell Storage Case – 1
  • All databot Curriculum and Modules.

See Tech Specs and Deep Geek for more in-depth information on databot™ and what you can do with it! You are limited only by your imagination!

How You Use databot™

With only a few clicks for each of the following steps you can be up and running, gathering and displaying data for exploration.

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See the Data!

Once you’ve installed your software, simply select the program you want databot™ to run! Databot™ will begin collecting data for you to visualize and explore. Stream data wirelessly in real-time to see exactly what is happening from second to second, or collect and store on the internal SD card to open later or explore in your own software! Visualize your every movement, breath, and sound instantly!

Programmed with Arduino and supported worldwide by an enormous community of Arduino users, databot™ is incredibly versatile. You can select from a variety of tools and software that are simple enough to be used by elementary age students or powerful enough to challenge University students. Simply amazing!



Tech Specs

databot™ is pure Arduino based fun. There are many ways to talk to databot™ using standard Arduino tools, check them out:

The Arduino IDE

This is the standard software you will need to download programs to databot™ and conduct data capture and visualization activities. The software is free and runs on the following platforms:

  • Windows XP and Above
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or newer
  • Linux
Sensors Onboard
  • Air Pressure
  • Altitude
  • Humidity
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ultraviolet (UV)
  • Light (Lux)
  • CO2 and VOCs
  • Microphone
Additional Features

Speaker for Sound Output
Code databot™ to squeak, beep and chirp based on data it receives.

Programmable Display LEDs
Create interactive light displays or use the pre-built programs to light up databot™ in exciting ways!

SD Card Writer
Log data. You are limited only by the size of your SD card to the data you want to capture!

Mini USB Connection
Charge and program. Simple and efficient – one databot™, one cable.

Bluetooth
Wireless transmission of live data using BLE. Visualize real data in real-time on the big screen in the front of the classroom. Play catch with databot™ and watch the numbers!

Rechargeable Battery
250 mAh LiPo battery built in. No batteries to purchase, no extra expenses, no hassle. Just pure databot™ fun!

Temperature Probe
Connect an external temperature probe via 2.5mm stereo jack input. Plug in the included waterproof temperature probe to instantly gain access to live data for chemistry, life science, and environmental studies.

External Analog & Digital Sensors
databot™ LOVES data. The more sensors the merrier so we added this simple 2.5 mm stereo jack input port for connecting additional analog or digital sensors.

I2C Sensors
Did we say databot™ LOVES data? I2C enables databot to daisy chain hundreds of additional sensors via a 3.5mm stereo jack input.

Robot Connections
Built-in case connections for LEGO® and fischertechnik® elements. Connect databot™ to your favorite robot and start running data collection missions!

Detachable Baseplate
Also included is a plate for adding a Velcro attachment that enables databot™ to hitch a ride on drones, cars, hot air balloons, bikes, skateboards, pogo sticks and so much more!

Warranty: 1 year Manufacturer's Warranty.
Databot size: 42.5mm x 42.5mm x 42.5mm
Databot Weight: 65 grams
Grades 4 & up

Deep Geek

Attention geeks, hackers, coders, makers, inventors, and other movers and shakers interested in the nuts and bolts of databot. Below you will find rich sources of data and specifications to make your hacking and coding adventures with databot easier. Please share your adventures and inventions with us!

Motion
  • I2CMPU-9250I2C: Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) includes Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyro, operating temperature. Address (I2C)
Environmental
  • MPL-3115A2I2C: Precision Altimeter for Air Pressure, Altitude, Operating Temperature. Address (I2C)
  • SGP-30: Sensiron Gas Platform for CO2/VOCs. Address (I2C)
  • SHTC3: Sensiron Digital Humidity Sensor for Humidity and Operating Temperature. Address (I2C)
Light and Sound
  • VEML-6075: Ultraviolet Sensor for UVA and UVB. Address (I2C)
  • ADMP-401: Omnidirectional Microphone for Sound. Address (A0)
  • APDS-9301: Miniature Ambient Light Photosensor for Light (lux). Address (I2C)
Data
  • MicroSD Writer: Internal MicroSD Card Writer for Data Storage. Address (I2C)
  • HM19 BLE Module: Low Energy Bluetooth Module (BLE) for Wireless Communications. Address (I2C)
External Ports
  • DS18B20: Dedicated 2.5mm Stereo Jack provides Waterproof Temperature Probe. Address (D4)
  • 2.5mm stereo port: Open A/D 2.5mm Stereo Jack provides Open Expansion for Analog and Digital Sensors. Address (ADC2)
  • I2C3.5mm stereo port: Open I2C 3.5mm Stereo Jack provides Open Expansion for I2C Devices. Address (I2C)
Other
  • BusBoard LED Strip: Programmable LED Strip includes Programmable Indicator. Address (A3)
  • 250mAh LiPo: Internal, Rechargable LiPo Battery is the Primary Power Supply

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