The EdBotics Collection is an array of educational robots and equipment used to teach robotic systems (electricity, mechanics and computation). 1
Here is just a sample of what is in this collection.
Bot or Not Exercise: Mechanical Robots and Micropets
MicroPets interact with each other, responding to each other’s sounds and actions. They also have voice recognition and can follow commands that are spoken to them. They sing, play and according to Tomy, even get upset when they’re left out. Micropets made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the tiniest, sound activated, self-powered toy.
Toy Bird and Dog
Toy Bot Dissection
LEGO Technic circa 1986
These are some relevant books in the collection. More…
1 This collection began as an extension of Mary Hopper’s work teaching robotics to undergraduate education students with Robert Lawler at Purdue University in the early 1990s. The collection was greatly expanded during her later work as Professor of Technology in Education at Lesley University where she (re)developed, mentored and taught the course ECOMP 5018 Introduction to Educational Robotics (2003-2005).
Hopper, M. E. (2005, July). Getting Started with Robotics: Clubs, Competitions and Communities [Birds of a Feather Session]. National Educational Computing Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Hopper, M.E. & LaFountain, D. (2004, June). Robotics in the Classroom [Birds of a Feather Session]. National Educational Computing Conference, New Orleans, LA.