The new fischertechnik STEM Coding Competition comes with everything you need to build a robot with a steering drive that can drive around a track autonomously. The construction set for a customised chassis contains the powerful TXT 4.0 Controller,three ultrasonic sensors, a powerful encoder motor, a camera, a differential gear, double-pivot steering including servo motor and a rechargeable battery and power adapter. The set is suitable for taking part in robotic competitions such as the Future Engineers category in the World Robot Olympiad.
TXT 4.0 Controller - Controls your robot
- 8 Universal Inputs
- 4 Counting Inputs
- 4 Motor Outputs, alternatively 8 Individual Outputs
- 3 Servo Outputs
- Touch Display
- Additional 3.3V sensors can be added via the I²C interface.
- Programming can be done both graphically and with Python using Robo Pro Coding software.
Differential Gear - Ensures proper drive
- Allows the drive wheels to rotate at different speeds while maintaining the same propulsive force.
- This equalizes the rotation speeds of the wheels, especially during turns.
Robo Pro Coding App
The TXT 4.0 Controller is programmed through the Robo Pro Coding App. The software, in its multilingual environment, offers a graphical programming option as well as a text-based alternative using Python. Users can choose from different learning levels - beginner, advanced and expert - to work at the appropriate difficulty level. Program examples are available and user-created
programs can be saved locally on the device or online in the cloud. This allows for versioning and exchange of created programs among users in the cloud storage. The interface test allows for quick testing of actuators and sensors. The software is compatible with Windows, Linux, macOS and mobile devices (Android or iOS).
Ultrasonic Sensors - Safely navigate through the track
- Provide values for obstacle detection or field boundaries.
- With the help of the three ultrasonic sensors, for example, an autonomously driving vehicle can orient itself within a confined space and interpret the distance to objects in front of it.
USB Camera - Your eye on the field
- TXT Controller can process images, enabling it to recognize movements, colors and tracks, for example.
- Used for object and color recognition.
- The camera can be focused by adjusting the camera lens.
Encoder Motor - Gives you the necessary power
- Powerful geared motor with a built-in magnetic encoder.
- Especially suitable for robotics competitions.
- Encoders enable precise and fast driving over distances.
Ackermann Steering with servo motor - Swiftly around every corner
- An ackermann steering system is used as the wheel carrier, allowing the wheels to pivot around a common center point during turns.
- This prevents the vehicle from slipping during motion.
- The steering is precisely controlled by the included servo motor.
Battery and Charger -Recharges the batteries
- Powerful NiMH Battery Pack
- Short circuit protection
- 8.4V 1800mAh
Please note this building kit was designed for participating in robotic competitions and does not include any teacher support material or
lesson plans. The kit allows learners to develop, build and code their own individual autonomously driving robotic vehicle. STEM Coding Competition was developed for use in the World Robot Olympiad category Future Engineers (read more about WRO on wro.association.org).
249 components in all.
WRO & Future Engineers
The goal of these competitions is to inspire young people for computer science, robotics, STEM (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) and the future while also helping them learn essential social
skills. Interested children or teenagers form teams, find a coach, work on the tasks of the respective season
and participate in regional and global competitions. The WRO competition offers four categories for participants
aged 8 to 19. Participants in the Future Innovators and Future Engineers categories are free to choose
their robotics materials/manufacturers. The tasks range from programming a robot to robots that contribute
to solving a real-world problem (Future Innovators) to autonomously driving robots that must complete
a specific course in the shortest possible time and compete against other teams on the competition day