An experiential learning platform Stempedia has just launched a Robotic kit named Quarky, especially for kids aged 7 to 14 years.
The quarky is a very unique concept for learning robotics as well as coding for students.
This kit is launched on Kickstarter on 17th August 2021.
Quarky is available with inventor Kit & Ultimate kit. you can buy more add-ons for different projects.
Using this kit students can make many complicated projects like artificial intelligence(Ai), machine learning(ML), robotics Movements by dragging & dropping some visual blocks.
Quarky is easily programmable with a fully visual block-based software pictoblox.
The pictoblox is available for windows, mac, ios & Android. It is free for downloading.
Using pictoblox user can program different types of author microcontroller boards like Arduino, Esp32, evive ( which is another product of the stempedia ).
The attractive thing is that students can practice coding with its live code testing function.
Usually for testing a code we have to upload the code on a microcontroller but using the picoblox live code testing function, it is very easy to test code without uploading.
Quarky inventor kit contents:-
Quarky has:- (hardware)
2 Robot wheels
2 metal gear motors
2 tactile switches
7×5 RGB LED display
USB c port for charging & programming
2 Ir proximity sensor
5 touch pins
2 servo motor port
6 Gpio pins
And a reset button
It has onboard Bluetooth & wifi connectivity & short circuit protection.
Quarky inventor kit comes with Some accessories –
Line follower robot path, wooden mounting parts, Robot face & cards for Ai projects, USB Type C data cable, 3.7v battery etc.