K-8 Robotics solutions provide knowledge and skills across all aspects of robotic technology in a fun, engaging way. From robotics components and hardware, to programming and software, to basic operation, a variety of solutions are available to you and your students.
The LJ Create ERIK program allows students to build a whole range of robots, from the humanoid pictured above, to spiders, scorpions, and vehicles. ERIK’s modular hardware consists of intelligent servo motors, sensors, a programmable controller and a range of construction parts allowing students to design, build and program a wide range of robotic systems. Project activities include:
- Languages, machines, and computation
- Algorithms and abstraction
- Inputs and Outputs
- Data, variables and constants
- Control structures
- Testing and debugging
- A series of open ended design projects to allow students to get creative
Project-based courses from LJ Create explore basic mechatronics competencies, including electricity, fluid power, mechanical systems, and controls. The curriculum allows students to explore principles for a wide range of career clusters, including:
- Engineering Design
- Mechatronic Systems
- Computer Science
- Electrical Technology
The program is completed with a capstone robotics project, combining engineering and programming on an open-ended design. Students use components including intelligent servo motors, sensors, Bluetooth controller, and coding software to design, build and program a robot.
Foundational robotics technology courses from MINDS-i provide an interactive approach to applied science, technology, engineering and math. Students build drones and AGVs while learning the science behind each component.
- UGVs, AGVs and UAVs
- Electrical Engineering and Energy Transfer
- Sensors and Servos
- Applied Systems Thinking
- Variable Force and Motion; Physics of Flight
- Software Programming and Drone Coding
- Mechanical and Structural Engineering