Coding & Robotics Kit

Transform your Strawbees projects into interactive robots. Using electronic building pieces, you can program them to life with Quirkbot.

Buy the Kit
Quirkbot Guide
Quirkbot Block Coding Cards
Quirkbot Flow Coding Cards
Straw Measurer Template

About This Kit

Learn creative coding and building with the Quirkbot! Connect to the computer, code, and upload a program to tell it to move, blink or both! Make a walker, a blinking star, or a pig shake in fear when it senses darkness. The Quirkbot has a rechargeable battery and can be removed from the computer to let your project come alive in the real world.

You can learn how to program in three different ways: flow, block, and C++ text designed for all levels of experience. The Strawbees CODE app works offline on Windows & Mac OS and directly from the browser on Chromebooks.

A larger, classroom version of this kit is available.

An article and guide on creating a set of precut straw sizes from this kit is here.

Features

Make physical and mechanical inventions with Quirkbot.

  • Physical Computing – extend programming to the physical world beyond the computer screen with creating interactive projects with the Strawbees building system.
  • Electronic Building Set – all electronics easily connect to Strawbees connectors and straws.
  • Combine Coding & Robotics Kit with any other STEAM Kit.
  • All materials are custom-made, durable, and reusable – finish building, disassemble, and begin a new project.

Number of Students and Group Dynamics

Use a kit for a single or a pair of students at a time. We recommend grouping students for pair programming experiences together when creating any project made from a lesson or activity resource in Strawbees Classroom.

What’s Included:

  • Quirkbot × 1
  • Servo backpack × 1
  • Electric Strawbee connector × 1
  • Servo Motor 120 (SM-S2309S) × 1
  • Dual-color LEDs Red/Blue × 10
  • Light sensors × 2
  • USB cable × 1
  • Mini Screwdriver × 1
  • Servo extension cable × 1
  • Alligator cables × 6
  • Sneaker feet × 2
  • Duck feet with magnets × 2
  • Eyes × 4
  • Eye sticker sheet × 1
  • Organizer Box × 1
  • Servo motor mounts × 2
  • Servo motor arms × 3
  • Activity booklet × 1

Learn Programming

We also provide the tools for an engaging coding experience. Our coding platform Strawbees CODE features three ways of programming:

  • Flow programming
  • Block programming (powered by MIT Scratch)
  • Arduino Text programming

We are the only company providing 3 different approaches for coding, allowing endless progression possibilities.

Teacher Support

We recognize every learning space is unique and that is why we offer a range of equally excellent products and resources, balancing personalization and structure without compromising quality.

Different Color Connectors and Straw Lengths

Review this article on how to convert the full-length straw pieces from the Coding & Robotics Kit to the precut straw sizes to create a building set of your own. The purpose is to have an easier time following along with the building instructions throughout Strawbees Classroom.

Audience

We strive to reach a large variety of learning ecosystems globally and created a kit designed for a wide variety of audience members. 

  • School Classrooms
  • Libraries
  • Makerspaces
  • After School Programs
  • Summer Camps
  • Science Centers

Physical Computing

Extend programming to the physical world beyond the computer screen with creating interactive projects with the Strawbees building system.

Constructing with Code and Electronics

When familiar with basic building blocks, expand the set with mechanisms, movement, shapes, electronics, programming and anything relevant to the project idea. Interchange these blocks together in innovative ways to make something new.