STEAM Starter Kit for micro:bit Users – Bundle

Like your ideas, there is no limit to what you make! Include your exisiting micro:bit with the Robotics board to add robotic capabilities to Strawbees projects and the micro:bit.

  • Color-coded pieces
  • Snap-on electronics
  • Activity booklet and poster

Shipping to US? This item will be shipped by January 21st 2021.
Shipping to Europe? This item will be shipped by February 21st 2021.
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USD $45.00

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STEAM Starter Kit for micro:bit Users – Bundle

Bundle Includes:

STEAM Starter kit – is a personal sized building set with 230 pieces to build several small towers, moving mechanical cranes and arms. The building set comes with 5 different precut straw sizes and 4 color-coded connectors organized in the box.Includes an instructional booklet with 11 activities and 10 challenges from the Pocketful of Ideas plus a colorful introductory poster!

Robotic Inventions for micro:bit – include your existing micro:bit with the Robotic Inventions board for adding robotic capabilities. The Robotics board includes 2 RGB LEDs and attach up to 3 servo motors to any Strawbees building project.

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

This bundle is for those who already have micro:bits and want them excluded from purchase. A bundle with the micro:bits is available.

Age and grade

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

Number of students

10-30 students

Great for

Afterschool programs
Competitions and Events
Libraries
Makerspaces
School Classrooms
Science Centers
Summer Camps

Number of pieces

245 pieces

Key Features

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

Play = Learning – extend learning at home for young makers and build creative thinking skills to invent anything you can imagine.

Self-Oriented Learning – an introduction for teachers, librarians, and STEM educators to follow along on Strawbees Learning platform and professional development experiences.

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.

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

What's included?

STEAM Starter Kit

  • Connectors – 1-leg Blue × 100
  • Strawbees 2-legs Yellow × 48
  • Strawbees 3-legs Green × 48
  • Strawbees 5-legs Pink × 24
  • Straw Blue 240mm × 48
  • Straw Green 205mm × 32
  • Straw Pink 112mm × 48
  • Straw Orange 80mm × 36
  • Straw Yellow 48mm × 36
  • Activity Booklet × 1
  • Poster × 1

Robotics Inventions for the micro:bit

  • Strawbees Robotics board for the micro:bit × 1
  • Strawbees micro:bit clip × 1
  • Servo motor 120 (SM-S2309S) × 1
  • Servo motor mounts × 2
  • Servo motor arms × 3
  • Screws for servo mounts and arms × 3
  • Mini screwdriver × 1
  • Servo extension cable × 1
  • Free access to lesson plans at Strawbees Learning
  • 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 activities

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Lesson Plan
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Activity
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Activity
Robotic Olympics

STEAM Starter Kit for micro:bit Users – Bundle

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