STEAM Classroom Robotics – micro:bit (Not Included)

The complete building + coding solution for your class including Strawbees Classroom digital lessons, using the Robotics board to add robotic capabilities to Strawbees projects for the micro:bit.

This bundle doesn’t include micro:bits. A bundle with micro:bits is available.

  • 1-year access to Strawbees Classroom for one teacher
  • Full building & coding solution (no micro:bits included)
  • 100+ challenge cards
  • Storage solution

USD $1,395.00

  • Education Alliance Finland Certified 2022
  • Curriculum-Aligned Lessons
  • Includes Strawbees Classroom Free Trial
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STEAM Classroom Robotics – micro:bit (Not Included)

Bundle Includes:

1-year access to Strawbees Classroom for one teacher – start exploring Strawbees Classroom, our digital platform made for teachers, by teachers. Our curriculum-aligned, class-ready lessons help teachers quickly and easily to get started.

STEAM School Kit – our most massive building set providing over 4000 pieces enough for an entire classroom of students. The building set comes with 5 different precut straw sizes and 4 color-coded connectors for scaling project sizes from miniature to building structures taller than you. This kit arrives as a storage box with pull-out material trays to get started building. Comes with the Pocketful of Ideas card deck with 100+ challenges to stay inspired.

2 × Robotic Inventions for micro:bit – 10 Pack (note: this bundle does not include micro:bits) – include your existing classroom set of micro:bits with the Robotic Inventions board for adding robotic capabilities. The Robotics board includes 2 RGB LEDs and attaches up to 3 servo motors to any Strawbees building project.

Write in Microsoft MakeCode’s block-based programming platform, upload a program and remove it from the computer to run on batteries.

Age and grade

Ages 8-14
Grade in US schools: 3rd-9th grade

Number of students

Up to 30 students

Great for

Afterschool programs
Classrooms
Libraries
Makerspaces
Summer Camps

Number of pieces

4540

Key Features

Save time – Strawbees Classroom, the ready-to-go teaching platform is curriculum-aligned and loaded with inspiration. More time teaching. Less time prepping.

Play and Program Hardware – using Strawbees Robotic inventions for the micro:bit, each of its LEDs can be individually programmed as can its buttons, inputs and outputs, accelerometer, magnetometer, and Bluetooth Smart Technology.

Full STEAM Ahead – everything you need for a well-rounded science, technology, engineering, art, and math experience in making and creating your projects.

Build creative thinking skills and invent anything you can imagine.

Storage Solution – organized drawers by piece and color ready to be placed out on the table for a lesson or workshop setting and an easy material management system.

Up to 30 students – there is enough classroom material for each student to come up with their unique solution to a problem and help develop their creative confidence.

Different lengths & color-coded pieces – there are 4 types of connectors and 5 different cut straw lengths cut all color-coded making it easy to follow the activity instructions.

Make physical and mechanical inventions with the micro:bit.

Physical Computing – extend programming to the physical world beyond the computer screen by creating interactive projects with the Strawbees building system.

Electronic Building Set – all electronics easily connect to Strawbees connectors and straws.

All materials are custom-made, durable, and reusable – finish building, disassemble and begin a new project.

What's included?

STRAWBEES CLASSROOM LICENSE

  • 1-year access to a license for one teacher
  • Curriculum-aligned lessons (Common Core ELA, Common Core Mathematics, NGSS, SDGs)
  • Activities
  • Explorations
  • Student-facing resources
  • Recorded webinars
  • Regular run onboarding webinars
  • Onboarding videos
  • Supporting articles
  • Strawbees Classroom walk-through webinars
  • More questions? Go to FAQ

STEAM School Kit

  • Connectors – 1-leg Blue × 1024
  • Connectors – 2-leg Yellow × 512
  • Connectors – 3-leg Green × 512
  • Connectors – 5-leg Red × 256
  • Building straws – 240mm Blue × 512
  • Building straws – 205mm Green × 360
  • Building straws – 112mm Pink × 512
  • Building straws – 80mm Orange × 256
  • Building straws – 48mm Yellow × 256
  • Clips × 160
  • Pocketful of Ideas Card Deck × 1
  • Posters × 2

2 × Robotics Inventions for the micro:bit – 10 Pack

  • Strawbees Robotics boards for micro:bit × 20
  • Strawbees clip for micro:bit × 20
  • Servo motors 120 (SM-S2309S) × 20
  • Servo motor mounts white × 40
  • Servo motor arms × 60
  • Screws for servo mounts and arms × 60
  • Mini screwdrivers × 20
  • Servo extension cables × 20
  • Eyes × 40
  • Eye sticker sheet × 20
  • Sneaker shoes × 40
  • Poster × 2
  • Free access to the official Strawbees MakeCode extension

This bundle does not include the micro:bit, USB cable, or batteries.

Program with MakeCode

We designed our own official MakeCode extension to make it easy to program the micro:bit with Strawbees.

To install it, search for “strawbees” in the extensions section of the code editor.

Related Lesson Plans

SIERPINSKI KITE FLYING FORCES

Experiment with flying a tetrahedron and then collaborate to build and fly a larger Sierpinski pyramid kite.

Lesson Plan
CRANE AUTOMATION (MICRO:BIT)

Explore how to get different results of the crane’s automated movement by changing the motor, the code controlling the motor, and adjust the movement of the mechanical structure.

Lesson Plan
EARTHQUAKE SIMULATOR (MICRO:BIT)

In this two, 45-minute parts lesson, simulate the movements caused by different earthquakes through the construction and testing of a shake table.

Lesson Plan
SIERPINSKI KITE FLYING FORCES

STEAM Classroom Robotics – micro:bit (Not Included)

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