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RobotsLab Wants to Put a Box of Robots in Every Classroom

This is the RobotsLab Box. It’s a giant box, and it’s full of robots. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also full of a tablet which is full of a complete STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum that uses the robots as tools to show things like math and physics in action. The Box is designed to make it easy and affordable for teachers to drop a bunch of awesome robots right into the classroom, and even though I’m not a teacher or a student, I want one.

Inside the Box (it really is just called “the Box”) you’ll find an AR Drone, a Sphero robotic ball, a Mobot two-wheeled modular robot vehicle, and an Armbot robotic arm. To control them all, you also get a tablet. By itself, this wouldn’t be that interesting, but what makes the Box valuable is that it’s got everything on it that someone who’s not a robotics expert needs to teach a classroom of 7th to 12th graders something that they might actually remember. There are detailed step-by-step instructions on how to get the robots to not crash and/or blow up, comprehensive lesson plans, and even quizzes. You get 50 different individual lessons, plus an option for 30 more. [Read More]

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