Discover Robotics & Programming I Individual Kit

  • 469.00 USD
Explore Programming to Solve Mechanical and Engineering Challenges!

Build a robot and explore 16 different programming challenges to learn to code the bot. With step-by-step build instructions and 16 student-driven curriculum cards, learners work independently with PCS Edventures robotics parts and fischertechnik™ building blocks to tackle programming challenges.


  • Ages: 8-14
  • Number of Activities: 16 step-by-step builds and endless open-ended extensions
  • Subject Areas: Technology, Robotics & Coding
  • Student-driven lessons to work independently
  • 100% Reusable: Robotics parts and fischertechnik™ building blocks are 100% reusable. Just clean and reuse again and again.
  • Extendable: Add more curriculum to this kit with Discover Robotics & Programming II.

Student Projects:

  1. Create your first program in the Cortex code editor.
  2. Build with fischertechnik™ blocks and start programming your RiQ robot.
  3. Add more advanced motor commands to your programming skillset.
  4. Learn to direct motors in reverse and save projects in Cortex.
  5. Review motor commands as you learn to direct the robot.
  6. Learn to distinguish between local and global commands by comparing On and On For commands.
  7. Combine the use of different global commands to create useful programs.
  8. Use global commands to drive the mechanical components of the robot.
  9. Repeat a series of commands using the Repeat command, and learn to use audio feedback.
  10. Build upon the use of audio feedback with more complex audio commands.
  11. Learn how to wait for a specific time with global commands.
  12. Create visual outputs with LED lights.
  13. Learn the Loop and Break functions and how to incorporate them in programming.
  14. Learn how to use procedures and subroutines within a program.
  15. Integrate and program physical sensors in a program.
  16. Use logical modifiers to create complex programs.

Complete program includes:

  • Set of LABCards: 1
  • The Brain™ and Cortex user guide: 1
  • RiQ Robotics Parts:
    • Specialized PCS Robotic Controller - The Brain: 1
    • Bluetooth Dongle (BLE for iPads or Classic for all computers and Android-based tablets): 1
    • Rechargeable 11.1V LiPo battery and DC wall adapter: 1
    • Advanced Sensor Pack including ultrasonic, light, touch, infrared, LEDs, and sensor cables: 1
    • USB Cable: 1
  • fischertechnik™ building set: 1
  • Storage tub: 1

Educators & Homeschoolers:

For more information on academic standards and package deals for educators, visit Discover Robotics & Programming I.

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