Robotics, Coding, App building
Learn to program Sphero, Ollie, all wirelessly with Tickle app:
Using modules, create and code your robot activity.
Bee-Bot is a robot for younger audience, perfect for teaching control, directional language and programming while problem solving a variety of tasks.
Pro-Bot is a robot that can be programmed and follows your specific instructions. Uses Logo programming as well as robotic controls.
Tinkercad is an online free, easy-to-learn design site that anyone can use to create and print 3D models. Use with 3D printer or 123d Make.
Tutorials and shared gallery of projects.
Tickle App (iPad)
One coding program that handles a variety of robots and smart devices: Program/code your Arduino, Sphero, Ollie, Dash & Dot robots with this iPad app. Tutorials to get started.
Create games for iPhone/Android.
Use stencil to drive your Sphero or Ollie. Draw geometric patterns, drive through a maze, race with others, or follow your finger drawings.
Full Curriculum kit available
Create your own online games and play them or modify and make your own. School subject related or just for fun.
Use with Makey Makey to create an Operations Game or Dance, Dance Revolution or create musical instruments. Check Circuits & Electronics for more ideas and links.
coding unplugged & app building
Human Coders without computers - try your hand at this easy game to help students understand code using step cards and cups. Activity is from Tinkersmith.
Or try your hand at other unplugged activities or curriculum ideas.
Build apps and games for Android phones. Download and modify existing apps to get you started.
Curriculum to build an app - Gr 9-12