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 Base kit has everything you need to build a robot, just add craft materials!
Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen that writes with conductive silver ink. Making a circuit is as easy as doodling on paper. Simply draw a line – no shaking, squeezing or waiting for the ink to dry! Then snap modules (power, input, output and connect) onto the circuit drawing along with something magnetic like a magnet or refrigerator door. Build one of their bundled kits or create something fantastic from scratch. Circuit Scribe is ideal for all skill sets from student to teacher to hacker! Ideal for home, after-school clubs or classroom. For ages 8 and up.
The Basic Kit contains a Circuit Scribe pen, six modules, a 9V battery and other accessories. Explore basic circuit concepts like conductivity and work up to creating a touch-sensitive circuit using the NPN transistor.
Includes conductive ink pen, circuit stencil, jumper sticker sheet, steel sheet, plus 6 modules: 9V battery adapter with 9V battery, 2 bi-LEDs, SPST switch, NPN transistor, 2-pin adapter with 5 resistors (100, 1k, 10k, 100k and 1M ohm), 2 capacitors (0.1uF, 1.0uF) and 1 photoresistor (10k ohms).
The Extraordinaires® are over the top characters with extraordinary needs, it’s your job to design the inventions, gadgets, buildings, clothing and vehicles they need to fit their worlds
The Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO is a powerful design tool, that challenges young designers by stretching and exercising their creative muscle in a fun and engaging way. Your clients, The Extraordinaires® are over the top characters with extraordinary needs, it’s your job to design the inventions, gadgets, buildings, clothing and vehicles they need to fit their worlds.
Choose from the selection of diverse design clients, from a snow queen to an alien or even a time traveller. Look at the exceptionally detailed, illustrated character cards to learn more about them, their world and their needs, with over 720 design combinations, young designers will spend many hours honing and fine tuning their design skills.
A good designer always asks lots of questions, pick a think card to guide you through the 3 step design process of Research, Design and Improve. Could your invention be made bigger, smaller or could it be made with more sustainable materials? Using the think cards helps sharpen design-thinking skills which are essential to the 21st century designer. For ages 16+.
24 Extraordinaires Cards – Choose from the selection of diverse design clients, from a snow queen to an alien or even a time traveler. Look at the exceptionally detailed, illustrated character cards to learn more about them, their world and their needs.
30 Design Projects – Once you’ve chosen your Extraordinaire, pick your design project from one of five categories – Inventions, Gadgets, Buildings, Clothing and Vehicles. It could be a flying vehicle for a spy or pajamas for a werewolf.
50 Think Cards – A good designer pragmatically asks lots of questions, pick a think card to guide you through the 3 step design process of Research, Design and Improve. Could your invention be made bigger, smaller or could it be made with more sustainable materials? Use the think cards to exercise and expand your design thinking, an essential skill that always needs continually developed and honed.
Drawing Pad – Capture up to 50 of your detailed designs on the drawing pad, inspired by real world design studios. Once your ideas pad is complete, order your refill pad from our website or you can download our idea sheet for free.
2 Designer’s Pen – designed for comfort and smooth, gliding lines, just what designers rely on when sketching their ideas in the studio or agency.
120-page design guidebook – a detailed visual guide to develop a user-centered design mindset. Delve deeper into the backgrounds of The Extraordinaires, learn the core principles behind the design process to create a foundational stepping stone between education and entering the professional design arena.
Instructions – Clear, easy-to-follow instructions to help you get started with your creative workout.
HUE Animation Studio contains everything that students need to create their own stop motion animation videos. For use at home or for school projects, this is a creative and educational pastime that can be enjoyed by all ages.
This kit encourages creativity and imagination. Whether you are making a LEGO® brick film; animating in claymation or capturing a flower bloom using time-lapse photography, you can bring anything to life in minutes with the easy-to-use software.
The HUE Book of Animation (formally the Klutz Book of Animation) has step-by-step instructions for creating 20 hilarious stop motion videos and ideas for even more. You can view these videos here. The videos, sound effects and backdrops are also included on the CD that comes with the kit.
HUE HD Camera features a flexible plug and play USB camera with built-in microphone. HUE’s innovative design is perfect for animation.
HUE Animation Software (formally SAM Animation) designed for children by teachers.
PC: Windows 10, 8, 7 or XP and a 1.4GHz processor
Mac: OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher and an Intel processor
512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
350MB hard disk space
Includes HUE HD camera, camera base, 6 ft (1.8m) USB to mini-USB cable, CD including videos, templates, backdrops and cut-outs to print, HUE Animation software (single license) and The HUE Book of Animation.
The Kano Computer Kit is a computer anyone can make. It empowers its users to be creative with technology and not just consume it.
The Computer Kit box includes the Computer Kit (2017 edition), Kano OS, a range of great creative applications and 150+ hours of tutorials, challenges and creative coding projects. With simple steps and a storybook, you build your own real computer and bring it to life. Then you learn how to create art, apps, music and games with code.
It is powered by a powerful Raspberry Pi 3 and comes bundled with it’s own storybook that teaches you how to bring it to life. It also includes a keyboard, speaker, all needed cables and an SD card with Kano OS 3.8, the last version of the Kano Operating system.
The Computer Kit is in education programs worldwide, trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers and provides access to the Kano World community where users can share their creations and see what others are making.
The Kano Computer Kit comes with:
Kano OS. A fully-working, Raspbian-based operating system. Does everything a normal computer can do, browse the internet, watch YouTube, even use Google Docs, Google Maps or WhatsApp.
Kano Code. This brand new code editor teaches you programming with simple, intuitive graphical blocks. You can make apps, games, interactive artworks, and you can even connect with real world data sources like news feeds and weather channels.
Minecraft. An open version of Minecraft for you to play and code with. Use the Python programming language to take Minecraft to the next level. Create lava mountains, build castles, all with the power of code.
Make Art. Learn to code by making visual art. From simple shapes and images, using basic code, through to complex and intricate artworks using advanced mathematical functions.
Kano World. A global online learning community. You can share your creations, check out other people’s inventions, and learn from their code to make your own versions. Like an incredible recipe website, but for software!
And lots more: Programming environment Scratch, the YouTube video app, an Internet browser, a text editor and many other Linux-compatible applications are included with the Complete Kit as well. It’s a fully fledged computer and you can do lots of things with it.
Includes Rasberry Pi 3, wireless keyboard, DIY speaker, custom case, SD card, power supply, HDMI cable, story book and stickers.
Made for educators, with educators. Build Games. Learn to Code. The secret to learning? Make. It. Fun. So this kit’s all about learning to build and code through games. With games, students embrace failure, make their own rules, think critically, and collaborate. Engage 1-3 students per kit. For grades 3-8.
4+ HANDS-ON INVENTIONS
Comes with everything students need to build & code 4 fun games (including hot potato and tug-of-war), then get creative and invent their own!
100+ ACTIVITIES & 10 LESSONS
Cross-curricular, customizable activities tie to NGSS and make it easy to fold coding into any classroom, library, or makerspace.
Leading lessons & activities is easy with interactive teacher’s guides, quick-start guides, video tutorials, online shareable docs, and more.
SIMPLE DRAG-AND-DROP CODE
The computer-based Code Kit app provides step-by-step instructions for easy, intuitive programming based on Google’s Blockly.
FUN & ENGAGING
Teaching coding through game design gets the whole class involved and makes it something they WANT to do.
EASY TO TEACH
The simplicity of littleBits + block programming, plus an abundance of resources, sets educators up for success – even with no prior computer science experience.
Compatible with Mac, Windows & Chromebook
Includes 16 Bits, 30+ accessories, tons of resources and a computer-based Code Kit app.
Ozobot Evo is the smart and social robot that teaches you to code while connecting you with friends. Evo entertains right out of the box with an expressive language of sounds, LED lights and a little bit of attitude. The bot uses proximity sensors to avoid obstacles, and optical sensors to recognize colors. Download the Ozobot Evo App on a smartphone or tablet to enjoy remote controlled and programmable play with Evo. Find friends who have Evos of their own, and challenge them to races and coding games. Send and receive messages and Ozojis—Evo behaviors that combine lights, sounds and movements to express ideas and emotions. Re-program your Ozojis with the OzoBlockly editor to make them uniquely your own.
This smart and social robot introduces a whole new way for gamers and learners ages 8 and up to connect, code, collaborate and share. Earning achievements to unlock new experiences and plenty of personalization options make every day with Evo a unique experience—at home, in the classroom and on the go.
At home, the new Ozobot empowers endless hours of gaming, programming projects and downloadable activities for the whole family.
In the classroom, this bot introduces coding and STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) skills to inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators.
Measuring in at just over one cubic inch, the new Ozobot also enables on-the-go activities like meeting up with friends, syncing bots and unlocking enhanced gaming and learning experiences together.
In any setting, users can choose between controlling their Ozobot’s lights, sounds and movements from a smart device or letting the bot act autonomously.
The new Ozobot comes with the following features:
Includes Titanium Black Ozobot, playfield, OzoSkin, 4 color-code markers, USB charging cable and carrying pouch.