What You Get When You Choose SnappyXO
For middle school students, we recomend purchasing our SnappyXO Robotics Kit. This kit introduces computer coding to students. They can build their robot and program them to do many different things such as drive foward until there is an obstacle in the way, then turn right.
We provide standards-aligned curriculum so educators do not have to worry about an added workload when purchasing our kits. Our curriculum comes with worksheets and challenges so the students will be constantly engaged in interesting activities.
Engineers use CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to create products virtually before they physically prototype them. MotionGen is the world’s first planar mechanism design and motion simulation software.
The Robotics Kit provides students with all the materials they need in order to build their robots and contraptions. Follow our project instructions or build your own!
It comes with hardware such as Plates, Beams, Wheels, Clips and Mounts just to name a few. With these simple parts, you can build what ever your mind can think of.
Using mBlock, a drag and drop coding software, students can easily program their robots to perform various tasks. Our kit comes with motors, sensors and more.
Middle School Curriculum
Our comprehensive standards-aligned curriculum includes worksheets and lesson plans that go through step by step what engineering priciples are being covered.
Unit 1: Physical and Digital Construction Using SnappyXO
Unit 2: Snapping with Numbers
Unit 3: Creating Complex Machines Using SnappyXO
Unit 4. Mechanism Creation using MotionGen
Unit 5: Robots and their Roots in Nature
Unit 6: Art and Custom Parts Generation Using MotionGen
Unit 7: Creating Electrical Circuits
Unit 8: Intro to Programming, Arduino, and mBlock
Unit 9: Practice Programming with mBlock
Unit 10. Coding Motors and Sensors with mBlock
Unit 11. Exploring Engineering with Build Activities
MotionGen is a web-based app where you can design your own mechanisms and simulate the motion of links as you add actuators. It updates the path of joints in real time for fast prototyping!