Tools + STEM/STEAM = AWESOME SKILLS!
STEAM is great, and STEAM with tools involved is even better. We have found a great way to inspire this education while at the same time building confidence in practical hands-on skills with common tools.
Built for Classrooms and Maker Spaces!
- A fun introduction to robotics, focusing on movement.
- Open-ended creativity.
- Computers are not required! You can code later if desired.
- Provide opportunities for students to use real tools and materials to develop hands-on skills.
- We package our kits up in ready-to-go curriculum options.
- We offer help to teach educators through videos and professional development days.
- Great for a variety of classrooms including STEM/STEAM, Art, Science, Woodshop, Robotics, Technology, Math and more!
We help teach educators
Often kits require diving immediately into too many facets of robotics and coding.
Our goal is to encourage having fun learning…and teaching! STEAM education isn’t just new to students, and we are here to help.
We offer to work with schools and school boards to provide training for educators.
At the beginner level, our kits require only a screwdriver and wrench. As students grow, basic power tools can be introduced. Once students start gaining access to shop environments, everything from screwdrivers, drills, saws, sanders, routers, CNC equipment and more can be used to get projects really moving!
No Computer… at first
Our platform kits and projects start out as a “no computer”, simple control board focusing more on hands-on engineering. From the get-go, we wanted to ensure we could offer options allowing students and teachers to work in a variety of classrooms without the need for a computer. This includes Art, Science, Woodshop, Robotics, STEM/STEAM, Math and more!
That said, our controller is a Arduino compatible board and shield so, once it’s time to dig into coding there are tons of opportunities and resources available.
With our firm belief that so much can be learned while using regular tools and materials, budgets can be kept in check. We make it easier because we offer just the essentials and the rest are common, easy to acquire inexpensive (or free) materials.
Our kits range from $70-$140 to get started and we offer more advanced kits with even more Servo Socks
We can outfit a classroom with everything needed starting at $1000. This has enough stuff for 10-30 students working in groups of 2-3.