Easily program a car to utilize sensors to perform a variety of tasks.
- No software to install
- Simple graphic user interface for programming
- Bluetooth technology
- Interactive curriculum
In Freewheel Mode, precision optical encoders on each wheel transmits real-time position, velocity, and acceleration data every 50 ms via Bluetooth to virtually any compatible device including Mac, PC, iPad, Android, and Chrome. In Drive Mode, two independent drive motors allow the ErgoBot to turn or follow a motion graph at speeds up to +/- 40 cm/s. With 0.5 degree precision turns, the ErgoBot can execute a sequence of student-programmed vector displacements to solve an engineering challenge – such as a maze. Activities like these teaching physics concepts such as vectors by applying them to the real engineering challenges, such as navigation with both accuracy and precision.
More than a dozen interactive e-Labs run on virtually any device including Mac, PC, Android, Chrome, and iPad. The ErgoBot requires no installed software. It comes with a rechargeable Li-ion battery and included AC adapter/charger. The included curriculum features 6 interactive equations covering motion and forces, 14 interactive simulations, 23 content lessons, design challenges, editable PowerPoint presentations with more than 300 slides, editable lesson plans with fully differentiated learning, editable student assignments/labs in both .doc and .pdf format and complete answer keys (one per assignment).
Lessons include Driverless car challenge, Programming the ErgoBot, Optimizing solutions, Programming loops, Variables and nested loops, Two-robot competition, Programming with the ErgoBoard™, Navigating with the ErgoBoard™, Lights, sound, action!, Using sensors, Distance sensing with IR light, Displaying sensor readings, The shadow bot, Navigating with the distance sensor, Cliff sensing with IR light, Loops and functions, Line following, Using memory, The electric car challenge, Obstacle course competition..
The included software will run on Windows, Mac OS X, iPad, Chromebook, and Android devices, except the Physics of Sound requires either a Windows or Mac OS X computer.
Ordering information: Each kit includes one curriculum guide including student materials (for up to 150 students). Additional items required per student group but not included (See accessory Tab below) are the Ergobot. Additional Circuit boards may also be purchased separately.