Bring fischertechnik to Life with Scratch Programming

kristielCoding & Programming, fischertechnik

Combine fischertechnik ROBO with the visual, easy-to-learn programming language, Scratch. It’s easy to control motors and light indicators instantly with mini-switches and phototransitors. With Scratch, you can program your fischertechnik robotic designs with simple tasks to complex projects. This programming language is specifically designed for students, ages 8 to 16. However, it is used by people of all ages from … Read More

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How to Read an XML File in Unity

kristielAll Topics, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

I recently started working on a project in Unity 3D that makes use of an XML file to load data into the game. Being relatively new to game design, I had to do a lot of research to figure out how to load the XML file and assign that data in a usable way. I have gotten things working in … Read More

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New App and Launcher Accessory from Wonder Workshop

kristielAll Topics, Coding & Programming, Robotics

Wonder Workshop’s Dash and Dot are some of our favorite robotic solutions for elementary classrooms. These fun robots are perfect for introducing young students to the world of robotics and coding. It is a great start to STEM in elementary education. With planned activities, free app downloads and a range of engaging accessories – what’s not to love? Wonder Workshop … Read More

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The 2015 California STEM Symposium begins!

kristielAll Topics, STEM Education

Today is the Day! We are excited to be in Anaheim for the 2015 California STEM symposium to start “Designing Our Future”. There are thousands educators, students and other academic leaders gathered here to discuss strategies and resources for successful STEM education. A major focus this year is bringing more diversity into STEM. How do we help bring more underrepresented … Read More

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Wonder League Robotics Competition for Ages 6-11

kristielAll Topics, Competitions & Contests, Robotics, STEM Education

Wonder Workshop has started their first Wonder League Robotics Competition and the Minions are all over it! Teams from around the USA and their Dash and Dot robots are ready for action. The grand prize winners will get an all-expense paid STEM Field Trip to California. This trip will allow the winners to meet with top professionals in engineering, game … Read More

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Force Friday Introduces Sphero’s Star Wars Droid BB-8

kristielCoding & Programming, New Releases, Robotics

In preparation for the upcoming release of the Star Wars: Episode VII, Disney has deemed today Force Friday and unveiled a series of toys and other items related to the film. Part of this event introduced us to Sphero’s latest robotic creation, Star Wars droid BB-8. BB-8 is the cousin robot to Sphero’s flagship product of the same name and … Read More

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WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition Details Released

kristielAll Topics, Robotics, WorldSkills Robotics

WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 is just around the corner on August 11th-16th. The WorldSkills organization just released a Visitor’s Presentation video – giving competitors a peek at what could be in store for them. Competitors in the Mobile Robotics Competition will be expected to carry out two tasks over the course of four days using the provided robotic components. As … Read More

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Studica Heads to ISTE 2015

kristiel3D Printing, fischertechnik

Studica is heading to ISTE this year to showcase some of our latest technology. The ISTE Conference & Expo is your chance to explore learning, exchange ideas and sample the field of education technology. ISTE 2015 takes place June 28th through July 1st, and hosts world-class keynotes, hundreds of sessions in various formats and exhibits from industry leaders.  It is … Read More

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Level Up STEM Curriculum with GameSalad Training

kristielGame Design & Development Tools

GameSalad is a revolutionary game development toolkit that allows anyone to create a game straight out of his or her imagination, without writing a line of code. Introduce programming concepts, game design and digital media creation to your students. GameSalad is used in schools all over the world as the foundation of their STEM curriculum – including K-12 schools, districts, … Read More

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