Vex Robots: $5300 classroom kit includes enough for a 6 team event (24030 students) -13 units one semester -Robot programming software options are available with VEX kits and bundles at no extra charge! -Variety of engineering problems -VEX EDR Curriculum -VEX EDR Curriculum For grades 7-12 explore the fundamentals of robotics and the engineering design process while learning to use industry-leading CAD software, and VEX Classroom & Competition Robotics Kits. Students will walk through the design and build a robot to play a sport-like game, while also learning key STEM principles, and robotics concepts. At the culmination of the class, they compete head-to-head against their peers in the classroom, or on the world stage in the VEX Robotics Competition. -uses Autodesk Inventor -Programming not required, but can do so if you want to -https://content.vexrobotics.com/curriculum/Autodesk_VEX_Curriculum_Syllabus_100213.pdf SYLLABUS -Robot Mesh is a companion that can use Blockly to program
Arduino - CTC Kit 101 = $2000 can accommodate up to 24 students (6 groups of 4). https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-ctc-kit-101 -CTC is Arduino’s one-of-a-kind STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) program for upper secondary education. Students are introduced to the foundations of programming, electronics, and mechanics through a series of playful, well-documented projects and easy-to-assemble experiments. - more than 25 hands-on experiments with different degrees of complexity to accommodate various skill levels. -CTC Teacher Training is the most important part of the CTC program. Teachers can access 24/7 to learning materials, sample code, tutorials, forums. At the end of the course, teachers will earn a certification of accomplishment.