Learn about Arduino, sensors, actuators, coding, and design. Includes YourDuinoRoboRED Arduino-UNO-compatible with built-in 3-pin I/O connectors, higher-current 5.0V and 3.3V supply.Learn more
A credit-card-sized computer that can be used in coding & electronics projects, the Raspberry Pi is an excellent way to learn & experiment with programming.Learn more
A great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. Includes everything you need to complete 16 circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more. You don’t need any previous programming or electronics experience to use this kit.Learn more
Learn to program over 40 parts including an LCD display, grippers for grabbing objects, line following sensors for mazes, remote control, speakers for music, light sensors, distance sensor, edge detection sensors, motor wheels, and more. All open source hardware and software. Board is based on Arduino so you can expand on Sparki and make it your dream robot.Learn more
For students with robotics experience, VEX EDR robots provide additional components, coding challenges, and capabilities. Driven by cutting-edge technology, the VEX ARM® Cortex®-based Microcontroller acts as the robot “brain,” allowing for both autonomous and driver control of robots. VEX EDR robots bring code to life when programmed using a software solution such as ROBOTC.Learn more
VEX IQ robots can be immediately driven using the handheld VEX Controller and built-in programs. Sensors, including a color sensor, gyroscope, and potentiometer, allow for advanced robots and teaching opportunities. Robots can be programmed on the LCD or via a computer and VEX IQ Curriculum.Learn more
How can I learn more about programming?
- Enroll in AP Computer Science Principles, Intro to Computer Science, or AP Computer Science classes at Helix!
- Check out the self-paced tutorials available under the “Learn” section of this page.
- Experiment with Stencyl, MIT App Inventor, Raspberry Pi, and other coding opportunities available in the EDGE Lab.