Strawbees STEAM Starter Robotics (NO micro:bit)
- Grades: 3-9
- Number of Students: 1-2
- Number of Lessons/Activities: 21
- Contact Hours: Unlimited
- Additional Resources: Strawbees Robotic Inventions
PLEASE NOTE: This product DOES NOT include micro:bits.
Like your ideas, there is no limit to what you make! Include your existing micro:bit with the Robotics board to add robotic capabilities to Strawbees projects and the micro:bit.
This bundle doesn’t include micro:bits. A bundle with the micro:bits is available here.
- Color-coded pieces
- Snap-on electronics
- Activity booklet and poster
STEAM Starter kit – is a personal-sized building set with 235 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!
Robotic Inventions for micro:bit – include your existing micro:bit 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.
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.
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
Robotic Inventions for the micro:bit
- Strawbees Robotics board for micro:bit × 1
- Strawbees clip for micro:bit × 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 does not include the micro:bit, USB cable, or batteries.
micro:bits may be purchased separately here: single or Club Pack (10).