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Cortex Programming Software

$ 0.00

Description

The Cortex™ software application powers The Brain robotic controller. With user-friendly, drag and drop programming, The Cortex is intuitive and fun for the beginner, and sufficiently robust and versatile for the advanced robotics student.

Based on the Arduino programming language, Cortex software is compatible with Windows, Os X, iOS and Android operating systems. Use the Cortex on your PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablet.

Color coded functionality, annotated user tips, and logical user interface make The Cortex easy to learn and master. Use Cortex with tablets to take advantage of the virtual controls and virtual sensors.

When used with Bluetooth enabled devices, programming code created on the Cortex can be communicated wirelessly with The Brain™ controller, through the use of a cloud-based code compiler (internet connectivity required).

Grades 4+

Software Download Links

Download the Cortex™ programming software for free! This software is for controlling the PCS Brain version 5.0 and up.

Cortex for Android

Requirements: Android 2.3 or later

*Connect your dongle through the bluetooth settings on your tablet

Cortex for iOS

Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later

*Connect your dongle through the Cortex software. 
Instructions can be found on the reverse of yellow card 1 of the Discover Robotics and Programming I LABCards

Download Instructions for Windows, OSX, and Android

Upon placing an order for the free download, you will receive a download link for which ever software products you have selected.

Download Instructions for iOS

The latest version of the free Cortex for iOS app is only available directly from the iTunes App Store. Please visit the provided link using your iOS device to install Cortex 5.0 for iOS.


Please note:  Cortex for mobile applications is for tablet devices only, not smart phones.

 

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Academy of Engineering Books

$ 129.00

Book 1: Simple Machines Series

This original, awesome curriculum includes 8 full units of Simple Machines. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

Grades 5-12

Lessons:

Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
1 Levers Block Flipper Find The Fulcrum Super Block Flipper Wheelbarrow
2 Inclined Planes Rise Over Run Ramp & Work Handicapped Access Marble Jump
3 Wheel & Axle Doorknob Cart & Launcher Tire Design Bigger, Better, Faster
4 Pulleys Pulley Frame Crane Weightlifting Extending Ladder
5 Worm Gear & Wedge Snow Plow Worm Gear Spaghetti Chopper Build A Wench
6 Compound Machines Double Lever Stamper Workshop Vice Buid An Ink Stamper Vice Printing Press
7 Work Formula Work Experiment Build & Calibrate Fish Scale Work & Inclined Planes Use Work Formula
8 Trebuchet Fixed Counterwight Swinging Counterweight Great Cup Fling Compound Machine Trebuchet

Book 2: Power Transfer Series

This comprehensive treatment for fischertechnik users addresses multiple methods of mechanical power transfer. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

Lessons:

Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
1 Belt Drive Build A Belt Drive Stress-O-Matic Dual Belt Drive Conveyor Belt
2 Chain Drive Build A Chain Drive Chain-Driven Trolley Conveyor II Chain Drive Buggy
3 Idler Gears Not So Idle Idler Gears Vertical Idler Egg Beater World's Longest Idler Gear
4 Universal Joints Amazing Universal Joint Up & Over Universal Drive Shaft Oscillating Fan
5 90 Degree Turns Crowning The Corner Bevel To Bevel Tight Turns In A Helicopter Racing 90 Degreen Turns
6 Flexible Systems Flexible Power Transmission Long Distance Power Transfer Pinball Flipper Flexible Excavator
7 Offsets & Rotating Levers Offset Lever Intermittent Power Crankset Hole Puncher
8 Combined Power Train Combined Drive Flashy Chassis Power Transfer Vehicle Ultimate Power Train

Book 3: Gear Train Series

This volume is another comprehensive treatment for fischertechnik users addressing all important aspects of gear train construction including the math applications. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

Lessons:

Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
1 Gear Reduction Gearing Down Itty Bitty Winch Paper Crinkler More Power
2 Power Ratios Souped-Up Cruiser Amazing Rolling Windmill Drag Racers Who's The Strongest
3 Speed Ratios A Few Quick Turns Blown Away By Speed Ratios Buzz Saw Goal Kicker
4 Worm Gear Reduction A Clever Hoist A Helping Hand Wheelin' With The Worm Worm Driven Gate
5 Reduction with Belts & Chains The Claw: Belt Version The Claw: Chain Version Crossing Guard: Belt Version Crossing Guard: Chain Version
6 Gear Transmission Forward & Reverse Three-Speed Transmission Worm Gear Transmission Four-Speed Transmission Or Six?
7 Torque & Horsepower Torque Horsepower More Motors, More Torque More Power To You
8 Drive Trains Tractor Sled The Tractor Test Your Tractor Pull That Bottle
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K'NEX DNA, Replication, and Transcription Set

$ 59.99

Description

The K'NEX DNA, Replication and Transcription set is designed to aid in teaching the structure and function of the nucleic acid molecules that make up DNA (deoxyribonucleic acids) and RNA (ribonucleic acids).

Grades 5 - 12

The Teacher's Guide provides lessons designed to take students through three instructional modules:

I.) DNA Structure
2.) Replication & Transcription
3.) Coding, Translation, and Mutations

Excellent demonstration tool at the elementary school level. Curriculum aligned to National Science Education standards for grades 5 – 12.

Includes:

  • 521 K'NEX parts – enough to build 19 DNA and mRNA models, up to two at a time!
  • Supports 2 – 3 students working as a team.
  • Building instructions and teacher's guide aligned to national standards included
  • Packaged in a strong storage tray with snap-on lid
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    K'NEX Roller Coaster Physics Set

    $ 280.00

    Description

    The K'NEX® Education Roller Coaster Physics Set is designed to help students as they learn how to design and conduct scientific investigations, identify variables of the problem and select appropriate independent and dependent variables for investigations. They will determine the steps necessary to control a variable, observe and record the response, and interpret the results. They will measure, record, and analyze the data for patterns, construct scatter plots or histograms as a graphic representation of the data, and mathematically interpret those graphs.

    The Teacher's Guide offers ideas, in the form of nine lab exercises, that outline ways in which students in grades 11 and 12 may use the set to study physics, and in particular mechanics. The studies adopt a hands-on, student-inquiry based approach in which the teacher is encouraged to develop each lab investigation using the 5E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate) of inquiry while students utilize the Four Question Strategy for experiment design.

    Includes:

  • 2039 K'NEX® parts – enough to build 11 roller coasters, inclined planes, and loop systems using K'NEX®!
  • Supports 6 - 8 students working in teams
  • Grades 11 - 12
  • Building instructions comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards
  • Packaged in 3 strong storage trays with snap-on lids
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    Savonius Wind Turbine V3

    $ 57.95

    Description

    Explore wind energy in this inventive vertical turbine design. Its simple format allows you to create free, renewable energy with a spin or by holding it to the wind, yet its incorporation of technology allows for limitless customization and green energy research. Runs off a fan or even a simple hair dryer!

    Now with a strong-yet-lightweight injection molded base and frame, and include plastic s-foil wind blades which capture wind from all direction, and a build-it-yourself alternator to product AC power with the option to customize with additional coils and magnets.

    Coils are pre-wound (200 turns) and can be ordered in any amount of winds you want by our in house robot!

    Magnets are rare earth and you are free to use any kind you want to change the output of the generator!

    Ideal for the classroom in  Grades 5-College!

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    Savonius Wind Turbine V3 Plus

    $ 77.95

    Description

    Explore wind energy in this inventive vertical turbine design. Its simple format allows you to create free, renewable energy with a spin or by holding it to the wind, yet its incorporation of technology allows for limitless customization and green energy research.

    Now with a strong-yet-lightweight injection molded base and frame along with features like plastic s-foil wind blades which capture wind from all direction, and a build-it-yourself alternator to product electrical current with the option to customize with additional coils and magnets. The built-in LED light helps to indicate the generated power.

    This kit gives you the ability to rectify your power from alternating current to direct current. Four types of rectification experiments are included.

    Ideal for the classroom for Grades 9 through College!

  • 4 rectification labs included
  • 4 pre-wound coils(200Winds) Please inquire about customized ones!
  • 4 Rare Earth Magnets!
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    SKY-Z Horizontal Wind Turbine

    $ 91.95

    Description

    The SKY-Z is our basic Horizontal Wind Turbine but wiith tons of experiments to enjoy teaching or learning about Wind Energy. All of the SKY-Z line have a hub with built in pitch angles and endless ways for the students to customize their Turbines. This turbine creates alternating current power with the ability to rectify your power to direct current. The supplied LED helps to showcase the generated power.

  • We do offer other blade sizes and also the ability to customize your own blade designs by attaching them right on top of the ones supplied.
  • Great for Physics, Environmental Science, and Alternative Technology classes as a hands on lab.
  • We recommned this kit for ages 12+ when using the recitifcation system but 8+ when using just the basic foundation model.
  •  Ages 8+

    Included:

  • 4 Coils and 4 Magnets for your generator
  • 3 8" blades
  • 3 Blade Hub
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    Pico Turbine

    SKY-Z Limitless Horizontal Wind Turbine

    $ 141.99

    Description

    The most complete Educational Wind Turbine on the Market. 3 different size blades, pitch built into the Hub, completely hands on, the ability to customize your DIY generator using pre-wound coils & rare earth magnets, convert AC to DC power with the DIY rectification system. Make your own blades and test them out. Great for Physics, Environmental Science, and Alternative Technology classes as a hands on lab.

    Test up to 6 blades at once with built in pitch angles! Each size blade comes with 6 blades. (6", 8", and 10" blades included)

    Includes a manual for building your Wind Turbine, intro curriculum, and a complete ability to customize!

    Grades 5+

    Details:

  • 4 Coils
  • 4 Magnets
  • Complete Rectification experimental kit with diodes, capictors, pre-cut wires, soldress breadboard, led, and piezo buzzer. Manual included
  • 18 Blades (3 different sets of 6 blades)
  • 6 Blade Hub with Pitch angle marks built in
  • Completely hands on building of the Turbine with the ability to customize
  • 26"+ Tall from floor to top of blade
  • Retail Packaging for storage
  • Extensive Curriculum coming soon!
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    SKY-Z Plus Horizontal Wind Turbine

    $ 111.95

    Description

    The SKY-Z Plus is the next step up from the SKY-Z as you will be supplied with 6 8" blades, 6 blade Hub, and even a rectification system. All of the SKY-Z line have a hub with built in pitch angles and endless ways for the students to customize their Turbines. This turbine creates alternating current power with the ability to rectify your power to direct current. The supplied LED or piezo buzzer helps to showcase the generated power.

  • We do offer other blade sizes and also the ability to customize your own blade designs by attaching them right on top of the ones supplied.
  • Great for Physics, Environmental Science, and Alternative Technology classes as a hands on lab.
  • We recommned this kit for ages 12+ when using the recitifcation system but 8+ when using just the basic foundation model.
  •  Ages 8+

    Included:

  • 4 Coils and 4 Magnets for your generator
  • Four types of rectification experiments are included.
  • 6 8" blades
  • 6 Blade Hub
  • PWH1 only has a 3 blade hub and 3 8" blades