Many kids lament the boredom of solving math problems or listening to scientific findings in a classroom. Who would want to listen an hour or more to numbers, formulas and technical details? But do you know that there is a fun and exciting way to get them engaged?
STEM robotics kit! Amid the strategies tried by educators, robotics have always enamored children as early as 1-year old. It’s fun, entertaining and the endless array of discoveries can be truly astounding. No wonder many schools nowadays integrate robotics into their curriculum!
With technology continually make good use of robotics today and more so, in the years to come, allowing your child to learn and play with one allows him or her a headstart in various STEM aspects. To get your kid started, these robotics kit for STEM encouragement are excellent choices.
Start engaging young kids with this construction-ready STEM robotics kit from UBTECH. The Jimu Robot-Builderbots Kit offers an exhilarating 357-piece interactive building block system that allows kids to create either a “grabberbot” or a “digbot”.
The UBTECH Jimu Robot-Builderbots Kit requires no tools, screws and bolts but easy snap-on parts. With a quick-start manual and online tutorials which can be easily seen HERE, one can start building a grabberbot or a digbot in no time.
The UBTECH Jimu Robot-Builderbots Kit are built with an infrared sensor, 4 smooth motion robotic servo motors, 1 LED light and a main control box.
When wired and assembled, it can navigate various obstacles, pick-up objects, dig stuffs, and many more robotic actions via the Blockly Code via downloadable app on iOS or Android platform. This award-winning robotic kit is designed for ages 8 and up, but can be introduced to children as young as 4 0r 5 with close adult supervision due to choking hazards of small parts.
Who wouldn’t say no to having two for the price of 1? The Makeblock DIY Starter Robot kit allows one to build a robot tank or a 3-wheeled robot car.
Made of aluminum extrusion, this drag-and-drop graphically programmed robotic system which uses mBlock software (which is based on Scratch 2.0 platform) makes it easy for young tech-savvy minds to learn about programming while having fun.
The Makeblock DIY Starter Robot kit offers a clean and easy way for young minds to dip their hands on the robotics arena for the first time. Engaging and exciting, the kit requires no soldering and wiring the robot can be quite easy.
Controlling remotely can also be done via an interactive RC. So, no need to buy a smart gadget to download apps or whatever. Great to enhance interest on STEM for kids ages 10 and up. Check out this tutorial VIDEO.
Is your kid fascinated with hydraulics, construction equipment, and other heavy machinery? Introduce his young precocious mind to the world of robotics with the OWI Hydraulic Arm Edge Kit. Requiring no batteries or electricity, this is one robotic system that truly live up to its name.
Designed upon the concept of hydro-mechanical technology, it features 6 axes movement–grip, wrist rotate, wrist mobility, elbow range, base rotate, and shoulder motion; all at varying degrees– when properly assembled. It can vacuum or lift objects to the delight of young minds.
The OWI Hydraulic Arm Edge Kit is a perfect off-grid hydraulic system that offers a glimpse to the wondrous world of robotics.
A manual comes with a detailed graphic illustration in English making it easier to decipher. You may also check out this VIDEO tutorial.
Get Into Robotics!
Indeed, these STEM robotics kits can come handy when introducing kids to the world of functional robots for the first time. The idea is to start with something simple and allow kids to get the grasp of the system.
Then, slowly introduce him or her to other complex sets to fully engage their creativity and zest for discovery.