Heard about Arduino but not sure how to start?
Want to learn how to work with electronics and microcontrollers but need a little help?
You’ve come to the right place! This bundle is designed to get you started quickly and easily on your path of learning electronics. It’s designed for everyone, even people with little or no electronics and programming experience. The starter pack has everything you need (except tools) to begin your Arduino journey!
The Hummingbird Robotics Kit allows students to create and program robots, kinetic sculptures and animatronics, built out of a combination of electronic components and crafting materials. A product of the Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab, Hummingbird is designed to inspire and enable creative engineering, robotics, and making activities for ages 13 and up (8 with adult supervision).
Combined with very easy-to-use software environments like Scratch, Snap!, the CREATE Lab Visual Programmer, and Ardublock, Hummingbird provides a great way to introduce kids to robotics and engineering with construction materials that they are already familiar with. At the same time, Hummingbird continues to provide new challenges by allowing programming in the Arduino environment, Python, Java, and Processing, and by supporting Raspberry Pi.
The Hummingbird Duo Premium kit has everything you need to build a robot, just add craft materials!
Cut. Fasten. Measure. Solder.
Outfit your 21st-century makerspace, library or shop with this simple and affordable Electronics Tool Box Kit. This basic set of quality tools will provide your students with a practical hands-on experience in building their projects.
60-40 Rosin Solder, 1/2 lb.
Combination Screwdriver Set, 4 pc.
Inch/Metric Hex Key, 16 pc.
Solder Wick, 5′
Precision Screwdrivers, 7 pc.
Stainless Steel Rule, 12″
Adjustable Wrench, 8″
Long Nose Pliers, 6″
Slip Joint Pliers, 8″
Sal Ammoniac Bar, 1/2 lb.
Quickread Tape Rule, 1″ x 25′
General Purpose Hacksaw
Clear Safety Glasses
Fiberglass Hammer, 16 oz.
Mini Pliers Set, 6 pc.
Multi-bit Screwdriver, 10 pc.
Plastic Tool Box, 26″
Denim Shop Apron, 29″ x 40″
Easy Snip Utility Shear, 9″
X-tra Hands with Magnifier
The perfect add-on for your educator pack. The 5-port USB Wall Charger will charge your Cubelets or MOSS batteries as well as an iOS device, cell phone, tablet, PC or other device with a 5V USB power input. Compact and portable for home or classroom use.
Cubelets are magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots with no programming and no wires. You can build robots that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light, sound and temperature with surprisingly lifelike behavior. Every unique arrangement is a new robot with novel behaviors emerging from the construction.
Each Cubelet has a tiny computer inside of it and is a robot in its own right. When you put Cubelets together, you’re actually making a robot out of several smaller robots. Each Cubelet communicates with its neighbors, so you know that if two blocks are next to each other, they’re talking.
The Cubelets Twelve the best way to introduce children of all ages to robotics, coding, and design thinking. The Twelve is the best mix of SENSE, THINK and ACT blocks for novice and experienced builders. Reprogram or control your robots when paired with the included Bluetooth® Cubelet. Use the included Brick Adapters to connect Cubelets with Lego®. Cubelets Twelve includes 12 robot blocks and two Brick Adapters.
Anyone who owns Cubelets robot blocks can leverage over 40 hours of free standards-aligned lesson plans! Created in concert with a variety of educators, Modular Robotics lesson plans are available to all Cubelets users under a Creative Commons Share Alike license. This means you can remix, share and use the curricula in any way you see fit. Use the lesson plans as inspiration or follow the plan for an entire unit of standards-aligned robot learning!
For ages 4+.
Includes battery, blocker, inverse, passive, Bluetooth, 2 distance, rotate, 2 drive, brightness, flashlight, 2 brick adapters and USB charging cable.
Heroic. Tenacious. Limitless. Courageous.
Get in the driver’s seat with the leader of the robot racing revolution. This is Ollie – a total adrenaline junkie that draws its energy from unbridled speed and extreme stunts. Command this app-enabled robot to execute tricks and dominate every inch of turf, trail, and track. There’s a rebel lying deep in Ollie’s soul. Does it lay in yours?
Ollie rolls at speeds of up to 14 mph and connects instantly to your device via Bluetooth LE with a range of up to 100 feet. Turn on a dime with the included Nubby Tires or take them off to drift like a street racer. Powered by USB charging, Ollie glows in millions of colors and is ready to roll out.
SUPER FAST RACING
Control Ollie from your smartphone or tablet at speeds of up to 14mph. Ollie’s durable shell means you don’t have to worry about crashing and built-in LED’s let you drive at night.
The Ollie app is built to let you pull off amazing tricks. Drive Ollie with the joystick while you use the trick pad to spin, flip, and discover hundreds of combinations. Advanced trick recognition even tells you what trick you’ve done in real time.
CUSTOM TIRES AND HUBS
Ollie comes with removable tires and hubcaps so you can customize your look and driving experience. Put Ollie’s tires on for extra traction and off-road driving or take them off for drift racing on smooth surfaces.
iOS & Android compatible
Free apps available on the App Store and Google Play
Top speed of 14 mph (6m/s)
Durable polycarbonate body
LED glow with customizable color settings
Bluetooth SMART instant connection (100 foot range)
USB charging (over 1 hour of drive time on a full charge)
Driving apps: Ollie, Draw N’ Drive
Programming apps: MacroLab, OrbBasic
Hackable and programmable internal robot
App updates that introduce new features and gameplay
Automatic firmware updates
Size 4.7″H x 3.2″L
Weight 8.5 ounces
Includes Ollie, 2 blue nubby tires, 2 prime hubs, USB charging cable, quick start guide.
There’s a lot of Raspberry Pi information going around lately. Whether it’s Pi A, A+, B, B+, or Pi 2 B, any forum will have thousands of people giving all the answers possible to a problem. Though most methods work for any version, it can be tough to decide which information to choose. The Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit is a great way to gain a solid introduction to the small, credit-card sized computer. With this kit you will be able to get your Raspberry Pi 3 connected through our SparkFun Pi Wedge to a breadboard and, by utilizing the Pi’s 40-pin GPIO, control pushbuttons, LEDs, and a host of user created circuits.
The on-line guides and tutorials we will be providing will contain step by step instructions of how to set up your Raspberry Pi and how to program it in a variety of languages. We have supplied some example code and detailed images on how to get started.
This kit will not require any soldering and is recommended for anyone with a drive to learn more about the Raspberry Pi and its programming. So if you are looking for a new challenge or a way to get in on the RPi craze, check out this Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit!
Raspberry Pi 3
SparkFun Pi Wedge (Preassembled)
SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout – 3.3V
Breadboard – Full-Size (Bare)
Pi Tin for the Raspberry Pi – Black
16GB microSD (Preloaded with OS)
microSD USB Reader
Red, Blue, Yellow and Green Tactile Buttons
Red, Blue, Yellow and Green LEDs
Resistor 330 Ohm 1/6 Watt PTH – 20 pack
Raspberry Pi GPIO Ribbon Cable – 40-pin, 6″
SparkFun USB Mini-B Cable – 6 Foot
Wall Adapter Power Supply – 5.25V DC 2.4A (USB Micro-B)
Jumper Wires Premium 6″ M/F – 10 Pack
Jumper Wires Standard 7″ M/M – 30 Pack
Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Lightning Lab app, students can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities and share their creations with the community. Navigate a maze. Program a painting. Mimic the solar system. Swim across the water. Have a dance party… The only limit is the students’ imagination.
SPRK+ and Lightning Lab allow students to collaborate with other users around the globe to innovate the world of education and empower anyone to program. Equipped with Bluetooth SMART and a strong scratch-resistant UV coating, SPRK+ takes hands-on learning up a notch. Join the growing community of makers, students, instructors, and parents – all learning on the same social platform. SPRK+ will foster a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM principles… all through play. Learning is evolving. Get on the ball.
Super durable UV coated polycarbonate shell
Bluetooth Smart (100 foot range)
Goes over 4.5 mph (2m/s)
Built-in LED glow
Inductive charging with over 1 hour of play on a full charge
App and firmware updates that introduce new features
Plug charging cradle into a USB power adapter and directly into a wall outlet.
If charging more than one SPRK+, plug charging cradle into a Sphero Approved USB hub, noted on our support page.
DO NOT use an unapproved USB hub. Doing so can cause irreparable damage to your cradle and robot.
Includes Sphero SPRK+, inductive charging base with USB charging cable, maze tape, 360° protractor, sticker sheet, Quick Start guide to get you rolling and Sphero SPRK Lightning app available for download in the App Store, Google Play and Kindle Store.
The Ultimate Sphero Accessory Pack.
Includes 1 Sphero jump ramp, 1 Sphero nubby cover, 1 Sphero chariot and 1 Sphero turbo cover.