Anyone looking for a way to inspire children to learn to code and more about robots and robotics may be interested in the new teaching system called ZIRKOOS which has been created by DROKOO Robotics.
ZIRKOOS has been specifically created to encourage teachers and parents to teach more about programming and robotics to both girls and boys from the earliest stages of their development
ZIRKOOS is an open-source/hardware project that encourages teachers and parents to teach programming and robotics to girls and boys from their earliest stages of education. ZIRKOOS is a small Arduino-compatible robot that can be programmed through a set of buttons that allow you to run a sequence of steering movements. From this, imagination is the only limit to its full potential. ZIRKOOS might look like other robots, but we can highlight some basic features. Among them,
1. It´s made by you. For your pupils, children, your sons,… Everyone be able to collaborate by participating in the development community from the beginning. The experience of building or modify your own ZIRKOOS becomes something amazing, even more when children are involved in this task.
2. It´s a open hardware (OSHW) and free software (FOSS) so you can adapt its characteristics to your needs; to put sensors, LEDs, change the amplitude of the rotation angle, the distance it moves at each step, set sounds,… whatever that comes to your mind.
3. It´s very affordable, by price, in comparison to other educational robotic systems taking into account manufacturing costs. The aim is that ZIRKOOS be a low-cost robot, but high quality, which also enables bring robotics and programming to those environments where economic resources are a constraint to the use of this kind of educational tools.
For more information on the new ZIRKOOS jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge by following the link below.
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