Teacher’s Pet Students’ Robotics Challenge with @element14 and @MATLAB #ClassroomRobot
element14, in collaboration with Mathworks and Adafruit, are proud to announce the Teacher’s Pet Students’ Robotics Challenge. Selected competitors will be provided with an extensive Raspberry Pi 2 OR Arduino kit. Each contestant will also get free access to MathWorks tools including MATLAB, Simulink and relevant toolboxes for programming various components in the hardware kit. Potential applications can range from programmable robots which serve as mobile alarm clocks, to ones which carry their books for them, to interactive, moving calendars which help students stay on top of their schedules.
Each selected competitor who chooses the Arduino Kit will receive the following package of items:
Successful applicants will be invited to blog in the STEM Academy area; the blogs should fully describe use of the products in the creation of their Teachers Pet projects. Blogs should incorporate videos and images whenever possible. Each RoadTester will be required to submit a minimum of 7 blogs; each blog should be tagged with “teachers_pet”. Final submissions are due on July 24, 2015; the Grand Prize will be awarded shortly thereafter.
element14, Mathworks and Adafruit will provide the winner’s academic institution with a CEL Robox 3D printer.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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