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High Schools

Robots at the high school level are both fun and highly educational. Robots and products at this level can cover many disciplines or specific ones (mechanical design / assembly, electronics or programming).

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  • DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit)
    Versatile Platform
    Review by Jacob
    As my first foray into robotics, this platform was a fantastic choice. It's well-constructed, sturdy, and uses a lot of standards. Being based on an Arduino Uno with plenty of expansion ports like the XBee sockets gives it a ton of flexibility. To mine, I added an ultrasonic sensor, a temperature and humidity sensor, and a security camera. I highly recommend the available expansion plate if you want to affix anything to the top of your rover.
    (Posted on 7/11/14)
  • VEX IQ Super Kit
    A big improvement but *almost* everything
    Review by Raymond
    I've used the "classic" Vex Robotics Design System, Mindstorms RIS, NXT and EV3 and some others like Multiplo. The Vex IQ is a big step forward from the classic VEX and has some nice and unique pieces and mechanically it's hard to beat. The only shortcoming is a narrow range of sensors, some of the other lines have a wider assortment and they're really not expensive enough to warrant omitting them.
    (Posted on 6/28/14)
  • OWI-535 Robotic Arm Edge
    Great for Kids
    Review by Michael
    I bought this for my 11year old. It was very easy to build and he loves showing it off to his friends
    (Posted on 5/22/14)
  • DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit)
    Review by Wade
    This is very easy and simple to put together and can do a lot depending on the sensors and components you add to it. A great robot to play around with!
    (Posted on 5/7/14)
  • DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit)
    Very cool
    Review by Dwayne
    Very nice to put together. The arduino is very easy to program. I can't wait to put a shield and some sensors on it. I think I stretched one of the treads putting it together so I am ordering a few more sets.
    (Posted on 4/18/14)
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Robot Construction Kits

Posted on April 23, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under GoRobotics >> Education, Robotics Projects & Kits, Where to Start.

Robot Construction Kits can be distinguished from normal robot kits since they use modular parts and allow you to assemble different robots using the same parts. A robot kit on the other hand only allows you to build one robot. Robot construction kits are a great investment because they tend to include everything you need [...]
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All Sciences Lead to Robotics

Posted on March 12, 2013

By Mario Tremblay & filled under Industry.

Ever since the stories of Isaac Asimov, robotics had long been restricted to the imagination. Although it had been unclear in the past, the present state of technology shows that robotics has become a tangible reality. The evolution of robotics follows the same course that was once followed by the evolution of the PC and computers. [...]
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RobotShop Takes Over Lynxmotion’s Legacy

Posted on September 12, 2012

By RB1 & filled under Lynxmotion, RobotShop.

RobotShop is very proud to announce today the acquisition of Lynxmotion, a leading manufacturer of educational robotic kits. As described in a press release published today, RobotShop will be taking over all of Lynxmotion’s operations and effectively continuing Lynxmotion’s mission of allowing roboticists (whether professionals or hobbyists) to create the robots of their dreams. RobotShop customers are [...]
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Basics: Where Can I Find Help and Resources?

Posted on March 15, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

Troubleshooting a robot, building a custom robot or simply searching for the right part is significantly easier when there are others who are not only knowledgeable but are willing and able to help.   RobotShop Help   RobotShop understands that selecting the ideal robot, building a custom robot and troubleshooting are important to users. LEARNING [...]
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VEX Robotic Projects

Posted on January 11, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.

About VEX Robotics VEX Educational Robotics is a robotic building system which allows you to design, build, control, then disassemble and rebuild remote-controlled, autonomous or semi-autonomous robots. There is also a VEX Pro series which allow you to make even larger and more powerful robots. VEX consists of several key building blocks: Motion VEX motion is composed [...]
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... has so many possibilities, I want to get the message to middle and high schools that they should have their Tech teachers checking it out. And RobotShop has *excellent* ...
2014-01-24 13:53 by JoeM
I am starting a robot club at my high school this Wednesday and I wanted to hear some input from you guys. This will be the schools first program of this type and I want to make sure it lives on after I graduate. This is also ...
2011-01-30 12:39 by robotix3
... age for the DFRobotShop Rover is 14 years and older and is ideal for high schools, colleges and universities, and also makes a great gift. “We are proud to announce ...
2010-08-02 12:43 by ForumAdmin
... he home schooled is that all robotics clubs in the area are held at High schools (I was fortunate enough to join a FIRST robotics team when I was younger). Please post ...
2009-09-19 14:42 by wowy7
If this is for the national type of high school robot comptition, you might want to post up some links to show what what is involved (some local schools enter this each year). The 2 oz 15" object sounds like the balls they have to pick up. How high is the tube off the floor?
2006-09-24 14:51 by zoomkat
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