SafariCamp WeDo 2.0

Get back to nature and take robots with you! Find out how inventive and imaginative animals and plants surrounding us can truly be, then recreate them with bricks and code. This series will guide you through a jungle of knowledge and engineering solutions devised by Mother Nature herself, who has been an inspiration for countless creators and scientists. You’re bound to get a wholesome dose of biology, science, engineering, programming and fascinating zoology trivia.
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This themed series revolves around animals, their presence on Earth and stunning adaptive solutions they use to survive and thrive. The series is composed of 12 comprehensive robotics lessons designed to inspire and teach. In every lesson you will find:

  • extensive introduction illustrated with graphics and animations,
  • detailed instructions for building the robot,
  • step-by-step programming guide,
  • educational mini games and other extras,
  • printable lesson plan for the teacher,
  • access to additional teaching resources.

Exercises

GORILLA

Befriend this energetic gorilla by offering him bananas for a snack. Start by learning more about primates and the relationship between homo sapiens and gorillas, then proceed to building and programming this charming robot.

DRAGONFLY

Want to have a robotic dragonfly pet? Build one! The unique construction of this model makes it possible for the insect to always face forward, despite making frequent turns. Create the program, activate and watch it fly.

FROGS

Everyone knows that frogs are excellent hoppers. But there are many things you don’t know about them yet. Learn more about these colorful croaking amphibians and make them jump by using your coding skills!

VENUS FLYTRAP

This robotic plant is just as dangerous as the original. Test it yourself. Follow instructions to assemble the plant and make the built-in motion sensor decide when the trap should close. Mind your fingers!

NEST

How do robotic nestlings know when to ask for food? Thanks to their sensors! Young birds need nutrition to grow and these two demand it by chirping and jumping. Build, code and learn what homes other birds live in.

SCORPION

Look out, this scorpion is ready to attack anything in its sight! Build its impressive tail and powerful, mobile claws, then program the sensor of this predator to detect and strike down its next prey.

GIRAFFE

Build and gaze upon this magnificent giraffe. Fortunately, this time you can actually look down instead of up! Learn all about the lifestyle of these animals and find out how to create a basic program activating the motor.

HORSE

This horse is living any horse’s dream - running all day long. And you can learn a lot from building it, too. For example, you will the intricacies of pistons and how they turn rotational motion into linear motion.

BULL

This irritated bull rams straight into the gate of its pen. Make it possible for him to vent his anger by building a robotic model that relies on rack and pinion, then learn more about ruminants and how they contribute to the modern world.

TURTLE

When you’re a turtle, being a cautious optimist comes naturally. This robotic turtle hides inside the shell whenever he detects any possible danger, then peeks out again. He’s got eyes and a sensor to alert him.

PELICAN

How have pelicans adapted to live comfortably by the seashore? Discover the impressive features of their bills & pouches, then build your robotic pelican to comprehend the complexity of birds’ wings movement.

PARROTS

Parrots love flying. Help these colorful robotic parrots achieve the same dream! Create a special launching mechanism out of rubber bands, gears and electronic modules to send your figurine off for a trip among clouds.