STEM ROBOTICS ERP PRO EDITION
Programmable robots are part of our every-day life and our children are the future innovators that will be challenged to take robotics to the next level! The education system world-wide is evolving to incorporate robotics in the classroom so that students understand the fundamentals of this new technology while developing the necessary building and programming skills associated with it. At the same time, even at home, children are eager to experiment with robots and integrate traditional play and fun with the electronics world. Engine® Robotics Platform (ERP) is specially designed for younger students and takes into account the most modern pedagogical principles of ICT and STEM learning. With the ERP, intellectual development is approached as an upward expanding spiral in which students must constantly reconstruct the ideas formed at earlier levels with new, higher order concepts acquired at the next level.
The set comes in a convenient plastic storage tub with lid and it consists of all the necessary parts for studying robotics! These include the ERP controller, RJ cables, one touch sensor, two InfraRed sensors, three motors, five LED lights and a USB cable! You can find easy-to-follow instructions either online or in the booklet included. The booklet provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative activities for hands-on learning, along with a detailed user manual with programming examples to get you started! The activities begin with the basic principles of robotics using the Experimental, Dinobot and Forklift models. You can then move on to more complex concepts of programming with the introduction of sensors, conditional statements and logic gates using the Jeep Car, Humanoid and Grabber models. The set also contains an Automated House model and a programmable model of Pedestrian Crossing to learn how traffic lights work and the importance of road safety.
Manual programming: the most innovative characteristic of ERP is the onboard buttons which allow manual programming without the need of connecting to a PC. Programs recorded can then be imported to the GUI software and edited either via text language or graphical.
Wireless connection: The ERP PRO with Bluetooth also connects to smart phones, tablets and PCs so that it can be remotely programmed and controlled through the free Android and iOs apps.
Programming software: one of the key elements of any robotics system is the programming software. The software is exclusively developed by Engino® and allows a friendly user-interface to maximize interaction between the user and the robotic controller. The software allows 3 diferent methods of programming depending on the user•s needs and capabilities. The 3 main windows are the SIMULATOR, the FLOW DIAGRAM and the TEXT EDITOR.
For ages 8 and up.
Batteries: 6-AA (Not Included)