Strawbees Steam Classroom Robotics Without Microbit

SKU: M866623 BDL3
Write a Review
M866623 BDL3

Frequently Bought Together

Please choose options for all selected products


The Strawbees STEAM Classroom Robotics Kit is the complete building and coding solution for your class. It includes digital lessons using the robotics board to add robotic capabilities to Strawbees projects with the micro:bit. Teachers can explore the digital platform Strawbees Classroom which was designed for teachers by teachers. The pre-written lessons are aligned to curriculum standards so you can quickly and easily get started. The STEAM School Kit has over 4,500 pieces to serve up to 30 students. There are 5 lengths of pre-cut straws and 4 colors of connectors for scaling project sizes, plus a Pocketful of Ideas card deck featuring over 100 challenges to inspire your students. All components arrive in a cardboard storage box with pull out trays for quick set up.

This kit without micro:bit includes 2 of the Robotic Inventions for micro:bit 10-Packs. Using your existing classroom set of micro:bits with the Robotic Inventions board adds robotic capabilities with 2 RGB LEDs and up to 3 servo motors for any Strawbees building project. The LEDs, buttons, inputs and outputs, accelerometer, magnetometer and Bluetooth Smart Technology can all be individually programmed.

Students will use Microsoft's MakeCode block-based programming platform for writing and uploading a program, then remove it from the computer and let it run on batteries. This enables them to extend programming to their physical world by creating interactive physical and mechanical inventions with the Strawbees building system and micro:bit.

All electronics easily connect to the Strawbees connectors and straws and all materials are custom made, durable and reusable for hours and hours of inventive exploration.

Ages: 8-14, supporting up to 30 students
Pieces: 4,450

1-year access to a license for one teacher
Lessons (Common Core ELA, Common Core Mathematics, NGSS, SDGs)
Student-facing resources
Recorded webinars
Regular run onboarding webinars
Onboarding videos
Supporting articles
VIDEO: Strawbees Classroom walkthrough

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

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
Duck feet with magnets × 40
Poster × 2
Free access to the official Strawbees MakeCode extension

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


Videos Hide Videos Show Videos