EDUCATORS & PARENTS
Our outreach division is one of our strongest arms in Project in a Box. Our teams working on projects envision lasting impacts in their projects. The documentation in our project kits provide a powerful platform for hands-on learning in classrooms, workshops, programs, and more. We have collaborated with parents, educational companies, teachers, UC San Diego Extension, summer camps, international schools, faculty, and more. We can provide workshops or assist in training! We primarily operate in the San Diego area presently.
Outreach Project Kits Developed in Project in a Box
At the moment, our collaborations are local to San Diego since most of our kits rely on in-house manufacturing and packing. We primarily operate out of UC San Diego. We are open to sharing our project materials for educational purposes. Please contact us if you are interested. Our projects are challenging and presently focused on middle school and high school students. We hope to one day have PiBs for all grade schools. Typical kits take middle school and high school students with tutor assistance approximately 3 hours to complete from beginning to end. Workshops for our community are primarily free since we target low income, underserved communities. Kits typically cost us $50 per kit (including packing, labor, etc.). Students can work individually or in teams of two to achieve the project.
Intro to Arduino
An introduction to basic electronics, programming, and hardware. Students learn to build basic circuits and program in Arduino C.
A wall avoiding robot that uses ultrasonic sensor to navigate and avoid surrounding walls and objects.
Precursor to candy sorting machine. Fargbot sorts lego colors by indicating through its robot eyes the color of the lego that's placed in its mouth!
Students program a Arduino Nano board to control a vibration sensor and OLED to display your fortune!
A candy sorting machine! Sort candy by programming a color sensor and servo to correspond color to position in the servo.
A line following robot that uses basic PID controls to follow a line. Students tune their controller error to minimize deviation away from the line and program their robot to follow the track!
A students' best friend. Students program a walking robot by programming an Arduino Nano to control servos and read data from an ultrasonic sensor.
Make your very own electronic theremin! Students build a circuit using capacitors, photoresistors, buzzer, and chip to create theremin Sci-Fy noises!