Red Rover… Red Rover…

Send your robots right over!

Are you a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math teacher? Or teacher of another discipline that is looking for a way to incorporate STEM / STEAM into your curriculum?

You don’t have to be a teacher… hacker, hobbyist, professional, casual learner, etc. will do just fine.

Meet “Red Rover“, an inexpensive autonomous rover that anyone, age 8 and up, can build! It’s comprised of a few 3D printed parts, easily-sourced hardware, and a tiny Atmel microcontroller. When you’re ready, you can upgrade the microcontroller to an Arduino Mini or Arduino UNO. The design is expandable and highly configurable.

 

What kind of activities can you do with this mustachioed robot?IMG_0976

Things like…

  •  * Servo Modification and Control
  •  * Electronics Engineering
  •  * Mechanical Engineering and Assembly
  •  * Arduino Programming (C)
  •  * Obstacle Avoidance / Navigation
  •  * Sensor Interaction
  •  * 3D Modeling
  •  * 3D Printing

 

Purchasing parts in quantities of five, ten, and twenty dramatically lower prices – cost per-student can be as low as $20. Parental supervision is always a good idea for young roboticists!

 

Tools / Equipment

  • Soldering Iron (optional)
  • Electric Drill or Pinvise
  • 1 – 1.5 mm and 2 mm Drill Bits
  • M3 Tap (optional)
  • Phillips Screw Driver
  • Wire Cutters or Pliers

Hardware

Software

Curriculum

 

If you have difficulty sourcing any of the parts listed above, please contact me at — rick [ dot ] winscot [ at ] quilix [ dot ] com.