Arts & Bots
Arts & Bots allows students to combine craft materials and robotic components to build and animate their own robotic creations using our custom visual programming software. The project engages both girls and boys from elementary school through high school. Arts & Bots is a flexible program that can be adapted to many contexts and subjects in and out of school.
The Finch is a new robot for computer science education. Its design is the result of a four year study at Carnegie Mellon's CREATE lab. The Finch is designed to support an engaging introduction to the art of programming. It has support for over a dozen programming languages and environments, including several environments appropriate for students as young as eight years old.The Finch was designed to allow students to write richly interactive programs. On-board features include:
- Light, temperature, and obstacle sensors
- Full-color beak LED
- Pen mount for drawing capability
- Plugs into USB port - no batteries required