R3 Programmable Robot Set for S.T.E.M. Elementary Education

The R3 Programmable Robot Set assembly kit is a versatile and educational tool designed to teach students about robotics and control systems. By using this kit, students can learn and practice how to control a mechanical arm grabber through various activities, enhancing their understanding of robotics and control systems.

It is selected as a suitable educational material in primary STEM-Robotics education in Primary School (grades 5-6) by the Hellenic Ministry of Education.

The R3 robot can be expanded by adding the SMART:Blox SR3 Programming STEM Kit, but also combined with the basic SMART:Blox programming STEM sets S1 and S2.

Mechanical Arm

  • 4-Degree-of-Motion: The robotic arm provides four degrees of freedom, allowing for precise movement and control. This includes rotation, lifting, bending, and grabbing.
  • REV4 Parts and Modules: The kit comes with REV4 components, ensuring a robust and reliable build.

Control Mechanisms

  • Wired Joystick Control
    • Two joysticks are provided to manually control the four servos, adjusting the angle and movement of the arm.
    • Includes error detection functionality for precise operations.
  • Bluetooth Control
    • Allows wireless control via an Android tablet or smartphone.
    • Provides flexibility and ease of use for remote operations.
  • Infrared Control (provided separetly with the SR3 expansion kit)
    • Uses the ARD:icon controller to manage the robotic arm via infrared signals.
    • Suitable for short-range wireless control.
  • Wired Control and Programming (provided separetly with the SR3 expansion kit)
    • Connect directly to the ARD:icon controller for wired control.
    • Enables programming and customization of the robotic arm’s behavior and responses.

The entire R3 Robotic Set is stored in a durable plastic case along with all its supporting hardware for added safety.

  • Arduino Open Architecture Microcontroller
    • Based on the popular Arduino platform, allowing for extensive customization and programming.
    • Encourages learning about microcontroller programming and electronics.
  • Programmable Controller
    • Features 7 I/O ports for connecting various sensors and actuators.
    • Includes a USB port and cable for easy connection to computers and other devices.
  • Sensors
    • LDR (Light Dependent Resistor): Allows programming responses to light stimuli.
    • Sound Sensor: Equipped with a microphone for detecting and reacting to sound stimuli.
  • Compatibility
    • Connects via USB to Android tablets (version 9.0 or higher) and Windows 10 OS devices.
    • Ensures wide compatibility with modern devices for programming and control.

The R3 Programmable Robot Set assembly kit is designed to be an educational tool that provides hands-on experience in:

  • Robotics and mechanical engineering.
  • Microcontroller programming.
  • Sensor integration and response programming.
  • Remote control mechanisms.
  • Error detection and correction.

Included Activities

The R3 Programmable Robot Set includes at least 60 activities.

  1. Creating and saving a routine
  2. Arm home position programming
  3. Forward arm motion programming
  4. Programming arm movement to the left
  5. Arm motion programming to the right
  6. Object collection programming in front
  7. Object collection programming on the left
  8. Object collection programming on the right
  9. Object collection programming in front and return to home position
  10. Object collection programming on the left and return to home position
  11. Object collection programming on the right and return to home position
  12. Combination of moves 1
  13. Combination of moves 2
  14. Magnetic Switch
  15. Audio Switch
  16. Automatic object selection
  17. Motion detection and automatic object selection 1 (Motion sensor)
  18. Motion detection and automatic object selection 2 (IR receiver-transmitter)
  19. Motion detection and automatic object selection 3 (Lazer-LDR)
  20. Manual object selection with touch switch
  21. Manual object selection with push button
  22. Manual selection of a different object with a combination of touch and pressure
  23. Robot function and audible warning 1
  24. Robot function and audible warning 2
  1. Robot function and visual warning1 (1 Led)
  2. Robot function and visual warning 2 (2 Led)
  3. Robot function and combination of visual and audible warning1 (1 Led + Buzzer)
  4. Robot function and combination of visual and audible warning 2 (2 Led + Buzzer)
  5. Robot function and automatic engine cooling adjustment
  6. Robot function and manual engine cooling adjustment
  7. Robot function and engine cooling adjustment according to temperature
  8. Robot function and engine cooling adjustment according to temperature and visual warning
  9. Robot function and engine cooling adjustment according to temperature and audible warning
  10. Manual selection of a different object with a combination of touch and pressure
  11. Manual selection of a different object with a combination of touch and pressure and simultaneous visual warning
  12. Manual selection of a different object with a combination of touch and pressure and simultaneous visual and audible warning
  13. Manual selection of different object using goniometer
  14. Manual selection of a different object using a protractor and simultaneous visual warning
  15. Manual selection of a different object using a goniometer and simultaneous visual and audible warning
  1. Classification of objects based on length
  2. Classification of objects based on length and visual warning
  3. Classification of objects based on length and simultaneous visual and audible warning
  4. Classification of objects based on height
  5. Classification of objects based on height and visual warning
  6. Classification of objects based on height and simultaneous visual and audible warning
  7. Classification of objects based on ambient brightness
  8. Object classification based on ambient brightness and visual warning
  9. Classification of objects based on ambient brightness and simultaneous visual and audio warning
  10. Servo Control: How to adjust the Servo Angel
  11. Servo Control: Automatic Turning
  12. Read the JoyStick Value
  13. Dual-JoyStick Controlling
  14. Add Memory Function: Memorize One Posture
  15. Add Memory Function: Memorize Several Postures
  16. Add Memory Function: Memorize Several Postures And Loop
  17. Principle of Bluetooth Control
  18. Bluetooth Control Key Test
  19. PS2 Joypad Key Test
  20. PS2 Joypad Control
  21. PS2 Controlling Posture Memory

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