A few months ago I had the opportunity to speak with a few of Sparkfun’s Department of Education staff during their East Coast Tour. They are coming up with some really neat things for the educational environment and host all of their materials on their Sparkfun Education site. I happen to like the part in their Tour Recap #3 that talks about “Ask an Educator” :-p
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.