YOURDUINO.COM: Arduino-based KITS for Schools, Universities, MakerSpaces
Physical Computing / Robot Kit
PHYSICAL COMPUTING is quite different than using personal computers where the only physical inputs are the Mouse and Keyboard. It creates the world of Mars Rovers, Robots, Self-Driving Cars, Home Automation and the Internet Of THINGS.
It is challenging to teach and learn about Physical Computing. This kit is intended for serious study over a period of time, probably by persons of high school or university age. It includes all the parts to build a significant robot vehicle which can do complex tasks like collision avoidance, line following, and remote control by handheld Infrared Remote and by an App that can be downloaded for both Apple and Android smartphones.
There will be a significant online educational how-to and coding support for this kit (under construction now, December 2019). Check the URL below for updates. Coding will be explained for the modules in the kit, and Robot examples. Drag-Drop coding similar to SCRATCH (for both PC and MAC) is provided, with customized modules aligned with the parts in the kit. That software also provides a quick click to see the generated Arduino C++ code, which is ideal for teaching serious coding in the Arduino IDE environment.
More INFO HERE: https://arduinoinfo.mywikis.net/wiki/PhysicalComputingRobotKit
KidsBits - Project Learning with lego brick compatible modules
This robust kit solves the usual problem (especially in classrooms) of getting the right connections and having them stay secure. The ABS plastic cased microcomputer is Arduino UNO compatible but has keyed connectors that work with cables that connect the many Physical Computing Sensor and Actuator modules in the kit. This gives a strong introduction to the World of Physical Computing that creates automatic systems, Mars Rovers, Self-driving cars and more.
The modules have a base that is compatible with lego brick blocks so that many creative projects may be built with those familiar bricks and then become alive and interactive. There are about 50 different available brick modules available including higher-level functions, motors, environmental and gas sensors, etc.
Coding is done with drag-and-drop blocks in a system much like SCRATCH that works with PC or MAC.
More info: (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) https://arduinoinfo.mywikis.net/wiki/KidsBitsProject
Makerspace Microcomputer Engineering Kit
This kit is designed for Workshops to learn about Arduino, Sensors, Actuators, Coding and Design. This YourDuino Kit is often used in MakerSpaces, Schools and University Engineering courses. It is also suitable for personal use by people who want to learn a lot about designing things with Arduino.
See the free online HOW-TO / curriculum HERE (click)
Basic Robot Kit
The Basic Robot Kit contains all the parts you need to create a simple robot that can look around with its ultrasonic sensor and avoid other objects. You can also program your own Robot Moves.
The kit includes:
- Robot chassis with:
- 2 Good quality DC gear motors
- 2 Large plastic wheels
- 1 Rotating caster wheel
- YourDuino RoboRed Arduino compatible microcomputer board
- USB Cable for programming
- 2 Amp Motor Driver board with heat sink
- Battery pack for 6 AA batteries
- Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
- Small servo motor for sensor scanning
- Rainbow Cable and Pin Strips to make easy connections
Detailed instructions are online HERE: