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kriesed

Hello all,

I teach design grades 7-10 (12-16 year olds) and I am looking to start a 1 month (20-22 classes section of robotics as part of my course. I have a couple questions regarding feasibility and builds.

Would a simple introduction to robotics, programming, and design and a goal of using sensors and programming to complete a maze using  or sumo challenge be realistic in the time allotted?

What would you recommend in terms of builds for $150 USD or under per robot?

Thank you for your ideas and assistance,

Daniel




terryking228

Hi Daniel,

DISCLAIMER: Mentioning stuff from my own shop...!!
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I'm not sure about the best robot kit in that price range.  I make a low-cost kit that you might want to look at:



See the How-to information and example code HERE:



We have shipped several hundred of these to schools and universities.

There is also a how-to for schools that HAVE to use Chromebooks...
Regards, Terry King terry@yourduino.com  - Check great prices, devices and Arduino-related boards at http://YourDuino.com
HOW-TO: http://ArduinoInfo.Info

falexandru

It very much depends on the previous curricula, knowledge and skills. These pre-existing circumstances impact the planning, which is crucial. At the end of the course every single students must have the robot completed, otherwise they will hate robotics. Kids want completed toys :-). Plan for plenty of buffer time and check the timing yourself before starting the class.

Following the above, I dare to say that having simple and low cost hardware is crucial.

nielyay

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Would a simple introduction to robotics, programming, and design and a goal of using sensors and programming to complete a maze using  or sumo challenge be realistic in the time allotted?
of course you need to learn avoidtacle, using ultrasonic sensors with 2 DC motors.
check this page for the tutorial.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-HC-SR04-Ultrasonic-Rover/

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