Strawbees STEAM Starter Robotics - micro:bit
- Grades: 3-9
- Number of Students: 10-30
- Number of Lessons: 21
- Contact Hours: Unlimited
- Additional Resources: Official Strawbees MakeCode Extension
The Strawbees STEAM Starter Robotics - micro:bit is the introductory Strawbees building toolbox fusing the micro:bit to add robotic capabilities!
This bundle includes a micro:bit, as well as an activity booklet, poster, snap-on electronics, and color-coded pieces. A bundle without micro:bits is available here.
A Closer Look
STEAM Starter kit is a personal-sized building set with 230 pieces to build several small towers, moving mechanical cranes, and arms. The building set comes with 5 different precut straw sizes and 4 color-coded connectors organized in the box. Includes an instructional booklet with 11 activities and 10 challenges from the Pocketful of Ideas plus a colorful introductory poster!
Both the micro:bit Go and Robotic Inventions for micro:bit – the micro:bit joins forces with the Robotic Inventions board for adding robotic capabilities. The Robotics board includes 2 RGB LEDs and attaches up to 3 servo motors to any Strawbees building project.
Write in Microsoft MakeCode’s block-based programming platform, upload a program and remove it from the computer to run on batteries.
Play and Program Hardware – using the micro:bit each of its LEDs can be individually programmed as can its buttons, inputs and outputs, accelerometer, magnetometer and Bluetooth Smart Technology.
Full STEAM Ahead – everything you need for a well-rounded science, technology, engineering, art and math experience of making and creating your projects.
Play = Learning – extend learning at home for young makers and build creative thinking skills to invent anything you can imagine.
Self-Oriented Learning – an introduction for teachers, librarians, and STEM educators to follow along on Strawbees Learning platform and professional development experiences.
Different lengths & color-coded pieces – there are 4 types of connectors and 5 different cut straw lengths cut all color-coded making it easy to follow the activity instructions.
Make physical and mechanical inventions with the micro:bit.
Physical Computing – extend programming to the physical world beyond the computer screen with creating interactive projects with the Strawbees building system.
Electronic Building Set – all electronics easily connect to Strawbees connectors and straws.
All materials are custom-made, durable, and reusable – finish building, disassemble, and begin a new project.
Steam Starter Kit
- Connectors – 1-leg Blue × 37
- Strawbees 2-legs Yellow × 18
- Strawbees 3-legs Green × 25
- Strawbees 5-legs Pink × 13
- Straw Blue 240mm × 25
- Straw Green 205mm × 12
- Straw Pink 112mm × 30
- Straw Orange 80mm × 36
- Straw Yellow 48mm × 34
- Activity Booklet × 1
- Poster × 1
micro:bit V2 GO
- BBC micro:bit × 1
- USB cable × 1
- AAA batteries × 2
- AAA Battery holder × 1
- Starter guide x 1
Robotic Inventions for the micro:bit
- Strawbees Robotics board for the micro:bit × 1
- Strawbees micro:bit clip × 1
- Servo motor 120 (SM-S2309S) × 1
- Servo motor mounts × 2
- Servo motor arms × 3
- Screws for servo mounts and arms × 3
- Mini screwdriver × 1
- Servo extension cable × 1
- Eyes × 2
- Eye sticker sheet × 1
- Sneaker shoes × 2
- Free access to the official Strawbees MakeCode extension
Special Notes and Considerations:
This bundle comes with a limited number of batteries and requires 1 more battery.