An introductory STEAM lesson kit comprised of a variety of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and a number of wireless electronic blocks and accessories. Use the SAM Blocks and the SAM Space app to build classroom projects with your students and complete lesson plans.
Why choose the Alpha Kit?
A versatile, fun and intuitive introductory kit
Compatible with LEGO and other readily-available classroom materials
Can be used with all SAM Labs curriculum aligned lesson plans
Easy to integrate in the classroom with easy wireless setup
What's in the box?
2x - DC Motor
1x - Light Sensor
1x - RGB Light
2x - Wheel
1x - SAM Car Chassis
1x - SAM Controller
1x - Roller Ball
1x - LEGO Gear Attachment
2x - Small LEGO Holder
2x - Large LEGO Holder
1x - Multi-Micro USB Charging Cable
Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle
Getting Started Guide
Webinar: How to use SAM Labs in your classroom
SAM's Curious Cars App
The Curious Cars app is the companion to SAM's Curious Cars. Play the game and bring your race cars to life!
The SAM Space app is the starting point for all of your inventions. Create your own projects, games and hacks!
- Available for Mac OS 10.9+ or Windows 8.1+ -‚ ‚ iOS version in the Apple App Store (more functions available soon)
SAM Space Education App
The SAM Space Education app is the best way to get your students excited about STEAM. The app is tailored for educators to start inventing in your classroom today!
- Available for Mac OS 10.9+ or Windows 8.1+
What operating systems do I need for the SAM app?
To run the SAM app you will need a computer with either Windows 8.1 and up or Mac OS X 10.9 and up.
What Hardware will I need to run SAM?
For initial setup, you will need a computer with Windows 8.1 and up or Apple OS X 10.9 an up. The minimum requirements for a Mac and Windows laptop is 4GB RAM. The wireless blocks communicate to the app via Bluetooth 4.0. If your computer does not have Bluetooth 4.0, don¢‚¬t worry because each kit is provided with a Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle. If you use Windows you will need to use a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle. Single wireless blocks do not contain Bluetooth 4.0 Dongles.
How long does each block need to be charged for, and how long will they last?
The blocks don't need longer than 30-40 minutes to be fully charged.‚ The blocks will turn from red to green when they're fully charged, but mind that when you unplug the block from the charger and turn it back on, the block will turn red to signify the power is on - this doesn't mean it's out of battery. Each block is different, but all have battery saving modes that activate after 20 minutes without use. The blocks should last anywhere from heavy use at a few days, to infrequent use of a couple months.