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STEAM Kits

Your CECH Library guide to STEAM-themed kits for kid-friendly instruction in coding, circuits, robotics, technology, and more.

Bloxels [Game]

The Bloxels pieces, game board with a game built on it in pieces, and an iPad snapping a picture of the gameboard to be used in the Bloxels app to play a video gameWhat the Bloxels kit comes with: yellow, blue, green, red, purple, orange, pink, and white game pieces, and a game board for you to put the pieces inWhat the game looks like in the app after you have built your video game on the game board included in the kit

Level: Grade 3-12
Requires App and smart device

Tags: creative, computer science, design, engineering, games, problem solving, puzzles

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 [Computer]

What CanaKit looks like when assembled: the power cord and the HDMI cable are plugged into the small CanaKit case holding the computerThe CanaKit case with outlets for HDMI cables, USB cables, ethernet cables, a headphone jack, and moreThe de-assembled parts of the Canakit: the case, the HDMI cable, the computer, the power cord, and microchips

Level: Grade 6-12
Requires computer

Tags: computer science, games, programming

Dash & Dot [Robot]

Dash, a blue robot with wheels to move around on, and dot, a blue robot that doesn't move, and an orange USB cableThe Dash and Dot boxes that are in the Ekit, plus a USB cable

Level: K-12
Requires app

Tags: coding, puzzles, robotics

Google Cardboard [VR]

The Google Cardboard headset

Level: K-12
Requires smartphone

Tags: art, computer science, experience, virtual reality

Hummingbird [Robot]

What comes with the Hummingbird Ekit: lights, a power outlet, a USB cable, extension cords, a servo, and a connector boardThe Hummingbird board with a servo, USB, and power cable connected

Level: Grade 4-12
Requires computer

Tags: circuits, coding, design, engineering, programming, robotics

LittleBits Code [Circuit]

LittleBits code pieces connected to a computer with "CE" displayed on the lightup screen

Level: Grade 3-8
Requires computer and app

Tags: circuits, coding, creative, invention

MakeBlock Starter Robot [Robot]

What comes with the MakeBlock Starter Robot Ekit: cables, building boards, screws, a screwdriver, a remote control, wheels, and robot decorations

Level: Grade 3-12
May require computer and MakeBlock app for some activities

Tags: circuits, engineering, design, invention, programming, robotics

Osmo Coding [Game]

Osmo Code picture of iPad set up to play. On the screen is the game where students move the character using coding tiles that come with the game. The coding tiles are laid out in front of the iPad so that the reflector connected to the iPad camera connected to the iPad will see them. The tiles give coding commands for "go" and "forward three spaces"What comes in the Osmo Coding box: a base for the iPad and coding tiles. Coding tiles are a caution tile, a hop tile, two wave tiles, a turn around tile, 4 running tiles, number tiles for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and a go tile

Level: K-7
Requires iPad

Tags: coding, games, osmo, problem solving

OZObot [Robot]

Ozobot sitting in the middle of the game board, which has paths and commands for the bot to followOzobot sitting on the game board from another angle, with paths and commands to follow

Level: K-12
Requires app for online coding

Tags: coding, games, robotics

Raspberry Pi Projects

The Raspberry Pi Projects STEAM Kit with parts laid out, including 1 Raspberry Pi Model B+, 1 8GB SD card, 1 protective plastic case, 1 micro-USB, 1 6-ft HDMI cable, 1 GPIO ribbon cable, 1 PI Wedge breadboard adapter, 20 LEDs (assorted colors), 25 330 0hm resistors, 10 male-male jumper wires, 10 male-female jumper wires, 10 alligator clips, 2 6-in piano wires, 1 motion sensor, 2 light sensors, 2 magnets, 2 pushbuttons

Level: Grade 6-12

Tags: circuits, coding, computer science, programming

Scratch Coding Cards [Flash Cards]

The scratch coding cards box

Level: K-12
Requires desktop or app

Tags: coding, computer science, games, problem solving

Star Wars Droid [Robot]

What comes with the Star Wars Droid Inventor Ekit: building platforms, wheels, batteries, robotic parts, and an R2D2 decorative casing

Level: Grade 3-12
Requires app for controlling and coding

Tags: coding, computer science, design, engineering, invention, robotics

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