An all-in-one solution opening up pathways for STEM education for middle school learners

Overview

Intelitek’s Exploring Robotics program provides an easy-to-implement solution for delivering early engagement and discovery of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) topics for middle school students. Topics are perfect for 9-week programs and implementation is a snap.  Exploring Robotics includes everything needed out of the box, ready to use including the VEX IQ Super Kit and Intelitek’s easyC v5 programming software. You can choose flexible packages based on your class size.

Exploring Robotics can open up unlimited possibilities for middle school students!

Quality components for STEM education tailored for middle school classrooms

EasyC® robotic programming software

Designed with the student and teacher in mind, easyC provides the perfect robotic programming software for the classroom using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. easyC quickly enables you to produce functional programs quickly while also learning concepts of programming. The simple-to-use graphical interface creates all the syntax and spacing allowing you to focus on program flow and design. Embedded tutorials and sample projects enable users of all ability levels to effectively program motors, integrate sensors, and implement advanced coding conditions and functions within a short period of time. The easyC Software features flexible perpetual or annual licensing options for your specific classrooms needs.


VEX® IQ Robotics platform

VEX IQ offers students an exciting platform and all-encompassing introduction to STEM education. Content and programming software are bundled with the VEX IQ Super Kit (p/n 228-2500) containing intuitive snap-together components allowing unlimited student creativity. VEX is the most classroom-friendly platform for robotics instruction with safe components in easily managed kits – perfect for team activities.

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Using LearnMate
  • What are Robots?
  • Driving the Model
  • Natural vs programming languages
  • Introduction to easyC

Basic Robot Movements

  • Set Motor Speed
  • Set Motor Time
  • Set Motor Rotation
  • Turning the Model
  • Conclusion and Challenge

Repeating Actions – Loops

  • Forever Loop
  • Repeat Loop
  • Variables
  • While Loop
  • Conclusion and Challenge

Reacting to Events – Conditional Branching

  • Branching with Variables
  • Touch Sensor – Output to LCD
  • Touch Sensor – Controlling Motion (Part 1)
  • Touch Sensor – Controlling Motion (Part 2)
  • Conclusion and Challenge

Touch LED

  • How Does it Work?
  • Touch LED as a Touch Sensor
  • Touch LED for Visual Feedback
  • Touch LED for Indicating Distance
  • Conclusion and Challenge

Ultrasonic Distance Sensor

  • How Does it Work?
  • Sensor Output to LCD – LED
  • Rotating the Sensor to Detect an Object
  • Moving the Model to Detect an Object
  • Conclusion and Challenge

Color Sensor

  • How Does it work?
  • Sensor Output to LCD – LED
  • Detecting Earth Properties
  • Searching for a Mineral
  • Conclusion and Challenge

Gamepad

  • Arcade Control
  • Single Motor Control
  • Sending Variables
  • Conditional Branching Using the Joystick
  • Conclusion and Challenge

Compass – Using Gyro

  • How Does it work?
  • Sensor Output to LCD – LED
  • Returning Home
  • Final Program (Part 1)
  • Final Program (Part2)

Data Sheet

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