STEAM Education: HamiltonBuhl Invent! Kit

The HamiltonBuhl Invent! Kit is a great introduction to the world of engineering and coding.  Designed for STEAM classrooms, this kit is ideal for ages 8+.

From HamiltonBuhl:

HB Invent! Kit – STEM Education – Engineering and Coding!

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, jobs in STEM fields are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases scientific thinking and literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.

A STEM-based curriculum includes engaging, hands-on lessons providing opportunities for the students to see real-life implications of STEM and its benefits to our society and the world as a whole.

The “Invent!” Kit, presented by HamiltonBuhl, is developed precisely for such STEM-based curriculum. The kit comes with all the components needed to create a variety of fun, programmable inventions – a wheeled robot – complete with collision sensors, buzzers, color-changing lights, line sensors and even infrared sensors that can detect fire!

As students assemble the robot, they will be learning a multitude of subjects including robotics and general science concepts such as sensors, engineering and math.

As students program the robot to complete various tasks, they will learn coding in Crumble – drag-and-drop programming software – similar to Scratch. Easy for elementary grade students to use, yet robust for older students, Crumble allows the older, more experienced students to investigate much more complex algorithms and provides access to more advanced components.

This custom-designed “Invent!” Kit comes with top-quality components, including metal-geared motors and reliable sensors, along with variety of challenges and competitions – from robot sumo wrestling, to navigating a distant planet with solar panels.

The “Invent!” Kit opens up a new world of experimentation, innovation, problem-solving and learning, impossible to achieve from current textbook-based learning.

Why HB Invent! Kit?

  • Programmable – free, open source graphical programming software
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to follow coding instructions
  • Multiple Lesson Plans and Curriculum Guide
  • High-end components
  • Ages: 8+