National Robotics Week (RoboWeek) is organized by iRobot with the support of an Advisory Council, which recognizes robotics technology as a pillar of American innovation, highlights its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas, and emphasizes its ability to inspire technology education. Robotics is positioned to fuel a broad array of next-generation products and applications in fields as diverse as manufacturing, healthcare, national defense and security, agriculture and transportation. At the same time, robotics is proving to be uniquely adept at enabling students of all ages to learn important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts and at inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM fields. RoboWeek is a series of grassroots events and activities during the month of April aimed at increasing public awareness of the strength and importance of the U.S. robotics industry and of the tremendous social and cultural impact that robotics will have on the future.
RobotShop is happy to celebrate National Robotics Week once more with discounts up to 70% off on a selected range of products. Specifically selected for their use in the National Robotics Week and STEM context, these products are available with discounts ranging up to 70% from April 7th to April 15th. Many of them will also qualify for Free Shipping. Here are some of our favorite products in this category.
The DFRobotShop Rover V2 – Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit) is a versatile mobile robot tank based on the popular Arduino Uno R3 USB Microcontroller microcontroller. The Rover uses the popular Tamiya twin-motor gearbox and the Tamiya track and wheel set. The DFRobotShop Rover PCB incorporates a standard Arduino Uno (surface mount ATMega328), L293B motor driver (connected to pins 5 to 8), voltage regulator and prototyping area while contributing to the mechanical structure of the robot. The onboard voltage regulator allows the entire board to be powered using as little as 3.7V to ~9V*.
The Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328 microchip. It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a 1.5m USB Cable Type A to B or power it with an Wall Adapter Power Supply – 9VDC 650mA or DFRobot 7.4V Lipo 2500mAh Battery (Arduino Power Jack) to get started.
The ALLBOT Programmable Four Legged Robot comes with a servo motor connector shield, battery shield, plastic parts, 8 servo motors, VR001 (infrared transmitter) and hardware. The manual provides all the information you need for building your ALLBOT and gets you started programming it too. You can program your ALLBOT to be independent or control it through infrared using the free app. The servo motor connector shield has an on board IR receiver and the VR001 plugs into the audio port of your smartphone or tablet. The app is free and available for either Android or iOS.
Build your own robot using the 59 included parts; children will get a fulfilling experience of creating a cute and smart robot of their own, getting familiar with the Maker and DIY culture. With the included paper piano keyboard,you can create wonderful music just by moving your fingers on the black, you can even program to change the sound to any instrument you want. Spacebot is programmable via MU–Blocky, a visual programming interface that help children pick up coding skill and see it working on the robot immediately. Just download the MUBot APP to your Android (phone and tablet) or computer and begin programming!
The Lynxmotion Phoenix 3DOF Hexapod Robot Kit (BotBoarduino) has a more natural looking, more articulate leg and body design. The three DOF (degree of freedom) leg design means this robot can walk in any direction. The robot uses 18 Hitec HS-645 servos. The combo kit includes everything you need to build a functional robot except batteries. This is quite possibly the nicest looking commercially available hexapod out there.
While we focused on only 5 products here, our selection for National Robotics Week includes much more amazing robotic products. You can browse our category and enjoy up to 70% off for a limited time. So, make sure you don’t miss out!