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KELVIN® Kre8® Autonomous Car Kit w/ Controller

Price: $99.95
Stock #: 842400

  • Buy 5 or above and pay only $94.95 each

    Self-Driving Robotic Car

    Enhance your robotics program, technology class, or science exploration and introduce students to the revolutionary future of transportation - Autonomous Cars (A Self-Driving Robotic Car)! Begin by having students use the internet to find articles and videos of real autonomous vehicles. Use that as a starting point to discuss the pros and cons of self-driving cars.

    Students build a basic robotic car and expand it with autonomous control by adding on your choice of motor control board (see below).

    Planning the car's route on the computer is easily done without having to learn program coding. Add conditions like what to do if an obstacle is sensed (left sensor?, right sensor? or both sensors?, go back?, how far?) or the destination is reached (make a left turn? Continue?). When finished, download the program to the car using the required download cable (available separately; to be shared by class). Disconnect the download cable and turn the power switch on. The car will then move as programmed on the class floor or teacher-designed mat with additional obstacles.

    The kit includes [2] mechanical sensors, controller, USB download cable (one per class needed), wheels and body frame parts. Once built, the car can be taken apart and rebuilt by the next group.  Kit requires Kre8® Tube Cutter or snips to cut sheet materials and light blue tubes and [2] ‘AA’ batteries. 

    Ideal for students in grades 6-9 with teacher support. Kre8® kits can be assembled in regular classrooms. Some soldering is needed to connect the sensors, motors, etc. Kits require proper hand tools, soldering, advanced assembly and adult supervision. Sold to schools only. Kre8® is a registered trademark of KELVIN L.P.


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