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Developed at Carnegie Melon for use in education, the Finch Robot will capture the attention of your computer scientists, robot enthusiasts, and everyday learners. Designed to enable students to learn coding through robotics, the Finch Robot features:

  • Light, temperature, and obstacle sensors
  • Accelerometers
  • Motors
  • Buzzer
  • Full-color beak LED
  • Pen mount for drawing capability

The Finch Robot engages students at a young age, experiencing hands on what computer science has to offer, including interactive programming. From reacting to stimuli to speaking, drawing, and beyond, the Finch carries out your students' instructions as they witness the fruits of their effort.

Finch Robot comes pre-built and ready for programming. Can be used on multiple platforms and with 20 different programming languages (see list and grade-level suggestions at http://www.finchrobot.com/software-overview). Coding with Finch will provide a solid foundation in computer programming and will facilitate further learning experiences (including more complex programming) involving TETRIX® PRIME and MAX. Many of the same programming languages available for Finch can also be used with Arduino-controlled TETRIX robots.

Connect to USB port.

$99.00

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

Competing in the World Robot Olympiad's university bowling game? Then check out this new TETRIX® set designed just for the event's competitors! With the TETRIX WRO Challenge Full Set, we are delivering into your hands everything you need for building an autonomous robot that can successfully complete the WRO bowling game. These parts enable your team to apply its creativity and engineering know-how to tackle the challenge.

The TETRIX WRO Challenge Full Set comes with:

  • 130 aluminum TETRIX MAX structural components.
  • 2 MAX Wheels and a set of Omni Wheels with a variety of axles, bushings, and hubs.
  • 15 total gears and a Linear Slide Pack.
  • 2 DC motors; a CR servo; a standard servo; motor encoders; and an assortment of cables, brackets, and more.
  • HiTechnic Servo Controller, DC Motor Controller, and On/Off Switch.
  • Hundreds of screws and kep nuts plus other needed hardware.
  • 12-volt, 3,000 mAh battery pack, charger, and mounts.
  • National Instruments myRio Controller.
  • LabVIEW Software Student Edition.
  • Adapter.
  • Assorted small tools and fasteners and storage bin.

$1,595.00

Competing in the World Robot Olympiad's university bowling game? Then check out this new TETRIX® set designed just for the event's competitors! With the TETRIX WRO Set, we are delivering into your hands a well-rounded selection of components for building an autonomous robot that can successfully complete the WRO bowling game. These parts enable your team to apply its creativity and engineering know-how to tackle the challenge.

The TETRIX WRO Competition Base Set comes with:

  • 130 aluminum TETRIX MAX structural components.
  • 2 MAX Wheels and a set of Omni Wheels with a variety of axles, bushings, and hubs.
  • 15 total gears and a Linear Slide Pack.
  • 2 DC motors; a CR servo; a standard servo;, motor encoders; and an assortment of cables, brackets, and more.
  • HiTechnic Servo Controller, DC Motor Controller, and On/Off Switch.
  • Hundreds of screws and kep nuts plus other needed hardware.
  • 12-volt, 3,000 mAh battery pack, charger, and mounts.
  • Assorted small tools and fasteners and storage bin.

$950.00

B-Bot demonstrates something innate to all humans but learned by many robot designers: bipedal motion. Just assemble the kit parts and this little guy will be cruising around in your classroom in no time – and using hydraulic power, no less.

Includes laser-cut hardboard pieces, syringes and tubing, and other needed hardware. Requires a Phillips screwdriver, white or CA glue, and clay, sold separately.

$24.95

Take hydraulics to the next level in your classroom. Using a system of syringes, tubing, and three-way valves, you can build the Can Crusher, a mini version of a four-post hydraulic press similar to those found in manufacturing and testing facilities around the world.

Creating a mechanical advantage of 14:1 with fluid running through tubing and syringes, it easily crushes aluminum cans, paper cups, and other items. Two tubes – one to take up the water and the other to return it – rest in a cup of water. Pumping the small syringe forces fluid through the tubes and to the four larger syringes, creating a lot of force from a little input.

Assembly required.

$79.00

This crawling critter isn’t a pest – it’s a fun kit that utilizes mechanics and water power to crawl across the floor or other flat surfaces. After it is built, just push the plunger back and forth to move the C-Bot forward. Great for demonstrating Newton’s third law of motion, basic hydraulics, and other concepts.

Laser-cut parts glue together to create subassemblies, which are then screwed together. Requires white glue, cool-melt glue gun and glue, small screwdriver (all sold separately), and water.

$15.95

Using two syringes, a gear train, and special bearings, this hydraulic-powered car moves forward even when you pull back on the syringe! A fun way to demonstrate the conversion from linear motion to rotary motion.

Includes the laser-cut hardboard pieces, wheels and axles, syringes and tubing, friction bands, and other hardware needed to build one car. Requires a Phillips screwdriver, sold separately.

$24.95