ABOUT THE K8 ROBOTICS KIT
Meet k8, your robotics kit for learning STEM and Computational Thinking. Designed to be an accessible entry-point into the world of robotics, k8 is a great educational tool to promote problem-solving, creativity, and digital literacy in an easy and engaging way. k8 is the best friend of new explorers of the wonderful world of robotics.
Grade level: 2-9
Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate
InkSmith is excited to release a completely redesigned educational content package for the k8 robot. Titled Mission on the Moon, this bundle of online courses guide students through coding and robotics, imagining k8 is a miniature lunar rover in space!
This package of content also comes with curriculum connections and classroom ready presentation slides for educators.
The Mission on the Moon online courses are compatible with both virtual coding and physical hardware options.
That means you don't need a physical k8 robot or micro:bit to take advantage of these free resources! Learners will be able to code a 'virtual' version of the k8 lunar rover in space using Scratch and Tinkercad.
The k8 Robot is equipped with a variety of different motors and sensor which allow students to code k8 to perform many different activities and actions.
The k8 name was created to be gender-neutral and can be pronounced 'Kate' or 'kay-eight'.
The k8 robot is designed to be an approachable, engaging introduction to coding and robotics - regardless of your gender, experience, or skill level.
The k8 Robot's micro:bit edge connector makes it easy to share one robot among a group of 3-4 students. Students can program their micro:bit independently and then pop the micro:bit in the edge connector to test their code on the k8 robot.