At RoboCamp, our mission is to promote teaching robotics and programming worldwide. Our dream is to help every student in Poland, Europe and anywhere else around the world develop their key skills and competencies, such as computational thinking and creativity, using the best methods and tools available.
For this reason, we are very pleased that together with partners from Lithuania, Latvia and the Netherlands we had the opportunity to support the project organized under the Erasmus+ program. The project How to raise an inventor. Technology and engineering learning materials for schools aims to increase the appeal and quality of STEM teaching, as well as to develop digital skills and competencies of students.
Part of the project activities included creating an online training tool for teachers and students aged 9-13. The educational content created for the project is composed of 4 modules and one can use each of them with different didactic tools. RoboCamp in cooperation with The Foundation for Educational Excellence Center have prepared the The Art of Making module, designed to work with our favorite and widely recommened LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 robotic sets.
Supported by these ingenious materials, students will learn how to design, build and program LEGO robots to make them perform specific tasks, focused mainly on art. During the lessons students will also familiarize themselves with various STEM-related topics, such as: sensors, gear transmission, belt transmission, worm drive, differential drive, counterweight, center of gravity, sequence, algorithm, loop, conditional statement, variable, etc.
The course consists of 4 guided projects (Spirograph, Line follower, Drawer, Plotter) with detailed, step-by-step building and programming instructions and 1 open project (Robotic Arm) where students design, build and program a robot themselves and test its operation in a classroom competition.
To access the The Art of Making module, simply go here and create a teacher account
To view other materials created as part of the project, click here to go to the main project page.
Don’t forget to visit our project partners:
- Fundacja Edukacyjne Centrum Doskonalenia, Gdańsk, Polska
- Robotikos mokykla, Vilnius, Lithuania
- DevLab Development Laboratories, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
- KTU Engineering Lyceum, Kaunas, Lithuania
- Rīgas Valsts 2. ģimnāzija, Riga, Latvia