Complete Engineering Experience in your Classroom

Easy-to-use program simulating robotics engineer career. Program covers analyze-design-manufacture-program-test flow with end goal of building a functional robot.

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Prepare Your Students for the 21st-century Robotics Industry

Student Benefits

Tech Skills
The tech skills acquired through our robotics product development program are based on industry standards and include robot development through analysis, design, construction, programming, and testing.
Interpersonal Competencies
Group project presentation helps develop team work and interpersonal competencies, such as public speaking, valued among future tech professionals.
Engineering Mindset
Students will get insight into a result oriented engineering project which will challenge both their creativity and technical skills.

Teacher Benefits

Engaging Hardware
Engage students with the exciting Hexapod robot which they construct under teacher supervision.
Community Support
Reach out to other teachers and industry professionals when in need of assistance, support will be there 24/7.
Easy to use
Cut down on lecture preparation and jump right into teaching with our readily available course materials.

Topics Covered in the Program

Introduction to Engineering and Career Paths Overview
The program starts out with a general overview of what a career in engineering might look like and are introduced to various industries and disciplines of engineering in order for students to get an insight into their potential future career paths.
Introduction to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Students are introduced to robotics and AI basics, including the potential AI has to change our world with the aim of teaching students about the potentials and issues related to new technologies.
Presentation Skills
In this segment students learn to present to an audience, including tips for public speaking, with the goal of preparing them for technical project presentation.
Mechanical and Electrical Integration
By constructing the Hexapod robot, students experience the interaction between mechanics and electronics, requiring them to follow directions carefully and challenging their technical skills and attention to detail.
Testing Robotics Systems and Problem-solving
Students engage in systems testing and troubleshoot problems by calibrating and testing their robot which teaches them the foundational skills of critical thinking and problem solving.
Engineering Requirements
Developing clear and concise requirements is a key skill in all disciplines of engineering, which is why students learn to iterate the requirements in order to get a clear understanding of project expectations.
Inputs / Outputs / Interfaces
In this segment, students are given the opportunity to explore interfaces, inputs and outputs giving them a chance to grasp the complexity and importance of this design aspect.
Business Aspects of Tech Projects
Focused on real world examples, this segment approaches tech projects from a business perspective teaching students to balance the schedule, cost and technical requirements of their project.
Mobile App Development
This segment tasks students with building their mobile application through AppInventor, teaching them the app development essentials.
Device Communication via Bluetooth
Students learn to connect their app and robot in order to interact with everyday technology from a designer perspective, allowing for a broader understanding of the domain of robotics.
Introduction to 3d design
One of the fastest growing aspect of computer technology, 3D design is a creative process used across the entertainment industry and wider, which students experience in this segment.
3D modelling basics
The industry is quickly shifting from 2D to 3D environments, making digital spatial orientation and modelling sought after skills which students acquire by creating 3D objects.
Designing a robot body
Designing the robot body through 3D Modeling software gives students a comprehensive and tangible project which encourages them to customize their robots and 3D print replacement designs for their hexapod, which helps students gain a deeper understanding of the manufacturing process.
Microcontroller programming
Students are introduced to syntax coding and build a basic understanding of IDEs, APIs, and basics of coding all through interactions with their hexapod robot.
Robot dance competition
Building on the theoretical and practical knowledge of the program, the students take part in a dance competition with their hexapod, which drives creativity and builds an environment where students self-teach and peer learn.
Milestone project - robotic arm development
Bringing together skills from earlier units, the Robotics Arm Development requires students to use their foundational skills (critical thinking, data analysis, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving) and their technical skills (requirements, troubleshooting, 3D modeling, coding, App Development) to complete a design challenge and improve their hexapod!

What You Get From Us

01 Teacher Training
Whether you are an experienced STEM teacher or just beginning to teach STEM, our Teacher enhancement centre will get you up to speed with current industry-based practices and technological advancements.
02 Community Support
STEMI offers real-time assistance around the clock provided by expert engineers and educators gathered in a likeminded community looking to build the school of the future.
03 Learning Management System
Our streamlined Learning Management System helps teachers focus on what's important by greatly reducing classroom preparation time and administrative workloads. With our unique student-focused approach, teachers get an in-depth insight into their students' work.
04 Curriculum
The STEMI curriculum is all about creating purposeful and challenging moments in education. Aligned with NGSS & ISTE standards, our curriculum brings industry knowledge directly to your classroom in order to equip students with foundational employability skills which will prepare them for employment in demanding work environments.
05 Hardware & Software
Our programs offer a blend of activities ranging from hardware assembly and construction to software design and programming with the aim of challenging students through interactive tech projects. Whether you are looking to inspire students to develop AI programming skills or introducing them to robotics, STEMI programs will engage them in digital and real-world scenarios alike.
06 Classroom Materials
In an effort to minimize preparation time and enable teachers to focus their energy on working with students, STEMI delivers innovative and ready to use classroom materials. These include program scope and sequence, teacher guides, courseware, multimedia materials, handouts, templates and assessments all accessible online through the STEMI LAB platform.

I was inspired by the amount of growth I saw in each of the students, and I am confident that the skills these students learned will be valuable in their future education and careers. ”

The experiences students gain after completing any one of STEMI and Milestone C courses, will not only prepare them for a future career in a STEM field but, more importantly, for life.

FAQ

Are Hexapod robots reusable?

Yes. Hexapods are 100% reusable and are a one-time purchase. 

Do you provide spare parts for the hardware/robots?

Yes, each classroom set comes with extra parts (servo motors, screws, nuts, etc.)

Do we need additional software to use the program?

Yes, we teach 3D modeling in Onshape, Creating a mobile app in MIT App Inventor. They are cloud-based and open-source programs and are free to use anywhere in the world.

Is there somebody to contact if I need help with the implementation of the program?

Sure, within the STEMI Lab there is a direct chat with our educators and engineers who created the program and will help you to overcome any struggles in the classroom.

Do teachers get sufficient training for the program?

Yes, STEMI makes sure that you get enough training to run the program, either we teach you or our educational partners. Teacher training takes 3 8-hour days of training to complete.

How many semesters does it take to implement the whole program?

It depends on how you implement the program, you can do it “between the bells” or just take a self-standing Unit (Robot Assembly and Mechanics, 3D modeling, Creating a mobile app, Microcontroller programming) and teach it in the classroom. The program consists of 100 – 150 hours of classroom time, depending on the level of students.

What kind of classroom materials are already prepared?

We already prepared everything that you need to run the program in the classroom – presentations, courseware, e-books, teacher guides, student handouts, assessments, and rubrics.

How do I reach the RAS program online?

Everything is on our STEMI Lab (https://lab.stemi.education/) and once you get there, you need to register and sign in and start using the program.

What does a Classroom kit consist of?

The standard classroom kit consists of 11 Hexapod robots and access to STEMI Lab, but we can also adjust to your needs. We also provide training and full support with the program implementation via our direct communication channel integrated within the STEMI Lab.

Do you need prerequisite knowledge to run RAS in the classroom?

No, there is no prerequisite knowledge needed for the implementation of the RAS program. The program is prepared for absolute beginners, however, more advanced students that already have some skills will also be challenged and engaged with the program.