KELVIN® Kre8® Basic Autonomous Car Kit

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Product Overview

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)! 

Build a basic robotic car and expand it with autonomous control by adding on your choice of motor control PC board to control [2] DC motors moving forwards and backwards. Programming the autonomous car requires USB Download cable (one per class needed), motor control PC board (we suggest the Genie® PCB418 or an Arduino® PC board fitted with a motor shield) and [2] AA batteries. 

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 assembled car measures 17 x 18cm. Once built, the car can be taken apart and rebuilt by the next group. Ideal for students in grades 6-9 with teacher support.

Kit includes: 

  • [2] Project Motors
  • [4] Gear Wheels
  • [2] Smooth Wheels
  • [2] Metal Washers
  • [2] Long Screws
  • [10] Blue Tubes
  • Gray Tube
  • Black Spacer Straw
  • Snap-Off Rod
  • [4] Blue Connectors
  • [4] Green Connectors
  • [4] Elastic Bands
  • Adhesive Putty
  • Abrasive Paper 

Kits require proper hand tools (Kre8® tube cutter or snips to cut sheet materials and light blue tubes), some soldering (to connect the sensors, motors, etc.), advanced assembly and adult supervision. Kre8® is a registered trademark of KELVIN L.P. Kre8® kits can be assembled in regular classrooms. Sold to schools only.