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EdBotics Collection

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.

Toy Bots

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.

Mechanical Toy Bots
MicroPets

Talented Toys


Toy Bird and Dog

RoboSapien

Toy Bot Dissection

Robot Anatomy

Gears

Electronics

Sensors
Toy Spy Kits

Kits

DIY

Build-A-Bot

Turtle Driving

Valiant Roamer and Roamer World

Handy Cricket

Handy Cricket Kit from Fred Martin
Handy Cricket Kit from Fred Martin
Handy Crickets with Sensors and Motors
Handy Crickets with Sensors and Motors

StickBots

Cricket-StickBot3
Cricket-StickBot1

PICO Kit

Cricket-PICO2
PICO Kit donated by Brian Silverman

Cricket-PICO3
Contents of the PICO Kit

Lego

LEGO Technic circa 1986


RoboLab





Bookshelf

These are some relevant books in the collection. More…

Collection Notes
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).

Related Presentations
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.