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The TETRIX® + myRIO Control Board Adapter is designed to easily connect TETRIX Motor Controllers to the NI myRIO. It also contains a built-in logic-level shifting circuit, Grove sensor-family connections, a Gnd expansion port, a 34-pin myRIO I/O expansion port, a +3.3 V expansion port, and a +5 V expansion port.

$49.00

Combining the quick prototyping capabilities of the TETRIX® PRIME parts with the strength and ruggedness of the MAX parts, this unit focuses on activities and builds that might be used in manufacturing plants. Using an Arduino board and Arduino with ArduBlock software along with various sensors, students program the computer to accomplish tasks that might normally be found in a manufacturing environment. By combining parts from the two products, students build quick prototypes with the strength to accomplish automated activities that address STEM standards.

This three-week unit comes with 12 starter sets. During the unit, students will:

  • Work in teams of two or three students.
  • Utilize parts from both the PRIME and MAX product lines to build robots to complete various tasks that might occur in an automated factory.
  • Complete activities to build necessary skills for each task.
  • Receive a real-world challenge to complete using the skills learned after each set of activities.
  • Complete guided activities and a data sheet included in a logbook that has them gather data for evaluation and improvement of their robot.

Correlations to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Math and Language Arts Standards, and ITEEA technology standards are included. This unit serves 24 students, and add-ons are available for classes larger than 24.

$9,195.00

Using the TETRIX® PRIME R/C Starter Set and adding sensors and an Arduino UNO controller, this unit focuses on creating a robot to complete tasks without operator input. Using an Arduino board and ArduBlock software along with Ultrasonic and Line Finder sensors, students write programs to complete various tasks that increase in complexity. Students use PRIME parts to quickly prototype and test different configurations and overcome additional obstacles. STEM standards are addressed with the engaging activities provided in this unit.

This three-week unit comes with 12 starter sets. During the unit, students will:

  • Work in teams of two to three students.
  • Begin using R/C control and progress to autonomous operation.
  • Use the PRIME R/C Starter Set, additional controller, and sensors set to program a robot to complete tasks.
  • Learn the science behind how each of the sensors functions and how to program them to complete various tasks.
  • Learn to program the robot using ArduBlock and Arduino software.
  • Complete activities to build programming skills to control the robot and interact with sensors.
  • Complete a challenge to finish using the skills learned from the activities after each set of activities.
  • Complete guided activities and data sheets in the logbook that have students gather data for evaluation and improvement of their robot.

Correlations to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Math and Language Arts Standards, and ITEEA technology standards are included. This unit serves 24 students, and add-ons are available for classes larger than 24.

$6,995.00

The principles of building a remote-controlled robot and using this robot to complete various engaging challenges are the focus of this STEM Unit. The TETRIX® PRIME R/C Starter Set is used for the basic building parts for students to construct various robots and complete challenges while addressing science, technology, engineering, math, and language arts standards. The PRIME building system enables students to quickly prototype a variety of robots, test them, and engineer them for improved performance.

This three-week unit comes with 12 starter sets. During the unit, students will:

  • Work in teams of two students.
  • Use the PRIME R/C Starter Set with additional parts to assemble robots that will be used to demonstrate gear ratios, levers, and mechanical advantage.
  • Complete activities to build skills in using gears to perform specific tasks such as speed up the movement of the robot, slow down the movement of the robot, make control easier, lift a heavier load, or raise an object higher.
  • Receive a challenge to complete using the skills learned after each of the three activities. Each challenge culminates with a competition among students with their robots.
  • Complete guided activities and a data sheet included in a logbook that has them gather data for evaluation and improvement of their robot.

Correlations to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Math and Language Arts Standards, and ITEEA technology standards are included. This unit serves 24 students, and add-ons are available for classes larger than 24.

$4,895.00

Want three robotics curriculum units? This package provides everything necessary to incrementally implement TETRIX® PRIME Robotics: Remote Control, TETRIX PRIME Robotics: Autonomous, and TETRIX Robotics: Automation Manufacturing. This package includes 12 TETRIX PRIME Starter Sets and all curriculum, materials, and activities from the other three packages, which combine for nine weeks of robotics.

In the unit TETRIX PRIME Robotics: Remote Control, students will:

  • Work in teams of two students.
  • Use the PRIME Starter Set with additional parts to assemble robots that will be used to demonstrate gear ratios, levers, and mechanical advantage.
  • Complete activities to build skill in using gears to perform specific tasks such as speed up the movement of the robot, slow down the movement of the robot, make control easier, lift a heavier load, or raise an object higher.
  • Receive a challenge to complete using the skills learned after each of the three activities. Each challenge culminates with a competition among students with their robots.
  • Complete guided activities and complete a data sheet included in a logbook that has them gather data for evaluation and improvement of their robot.

In the unit TETRIX PRIME Robotics: Autonomous, students will:

  • Work in teams of two to three students.
  • Begin using R/C control and progress to autonomous operation.
  • Use the PRIME Starter Set and an additional controller and sensors set to program a robot to complete tasks.
  • Learn the science behind how each of the sensors functions and how to program them to complete various tasks.
  • Learn to program the robot using ArduBlock and Arduino software.
  • Complete activities to build programming skills to control the robot and interact with sensors.
  • Receive a challenge to complete using the skills learned from the activities after each set of activities.
  • Complete guided activities and complete data sheets in the logbook that have them gather data for evaluation and improvement of their robot.

In the unit TETRIX PRIME: Automation Manufacturing, students will:

  • Work in teams of two or three students.
  • Utilize parts from both the PRIME and MAX product lines to build robots to complete various tasks that might occur in an automated factory.
  • Complete activities to build necessary skills for each task.
  • Receive a real-world challenge to complete using the skills learned after each set of activities.
  • Complete guided activities and complete a data sheet included in a logbook that has them gather data for evaluation and improvement of their robot.

Correlations to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Math and Language Arts Standards, and ITEEA Technology Standards are included for each unit.

$10,995.00

The WRO Competition Set features a large assortment of the building elements, gears, and motors needed to design a robot that is robust, flexible, and ready to take on the competition. Simply add the control system of choice and you've got everything you need for the Advanced Robotics Challenge.

Includes:

  • 1,100+ TETRIX® MAX building elements
  • Structural, motion, and hardware elements including a variety of wheels, tank treads, gears, channels, flats, and connectors
  • Two high-resolution motor shaft encoder packs
  • Two 12-volt DC motors, motor cables, two 180-degree standard-scale servo motors, and one continuous rotation servo motor
  • Rechargeable battery pack and charger
  • On/off switch and assembly tools
  • Sturdy storage bins, lids, and sorting trays

 

$999.00

The WRO Competition Set with myRIO features a large assortment of the TETRIX® MAX building elements plus the National Instruments myRIO controller and LabVIEW™ software. This set contains all the hardware and software teams need to create a competition-ready robot that's primed for the Advanced Robotics Challenge.

Includes:

  • 1,100+ TETRIX® MAX building elements
  • Structural, motion, and hardware elements including a variety of wheels, tank treads, gears, channels, flats, and connectors
  • National Instruments myRIO controller, LabVIEW Student Edition Software, mounting brackets, and adapters
  • Two high-resolution motor shaft encoder packs
  • Two 12-volt DC motors, motor cables, two 180-degree standard-scale servo motors, and one continuous rotation servo motor
  • Rechargeable battery pack and charger
  • On/off switch and assembly tools
  • Sturdy storage bins, lids, and sorting trays

$1,695.00

For a better understanding of hydraulics and construction machines, look no further than Pitsco’s Backhoe. The backhoe uses hydraulic syringes to move the axes. Four controls are constructed from the syringes to imitate the basic controls of a real-life backhoe. A single student can operate all the controls, or a group of four can operate the controls as a team. With the shovel on the end of the backhoe, students can get a feel for how large construction machines work!

$150.00