Arts & Bots in STEM Class

Sue Mellon, Gifted Support Coordinator in the Allegheny Valley School District used Arts & Bots as a way to introduce robotics to her STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) class. 

Students could build anything that they wanted as long as they met the following requirements:

  • Have 6 moving parts
  • Use a servo in a different way by either attaching a different bracket or by talking apart and attaching with something between the bracket and the servo body
  • Use 6 LEDs
  • Use 1 sensor
  • Have a distinctly different set of commands for the sensor conditions
  • Hide the wires

Here are a few examples from the class:

Dog Bot by Alex

Alligator Bot by Dakota

Big Wheel Car Bot by Justin

Grey Car Bot by Dylan