Sony Intros STEAM Trial Kit for Robotics Coding and Design
Sony is giving educators a sneak peek of its KOOV Educator Kit through a new trial version that supports two learners and comes with 86 blocks, accessories, sensors, motors and LEDs. The kit provides educators with new way to teach coding, robotics and design through hands-on STEAM exercises.
The KOOV Trial Kit is the second product in Sony's KOOV Education lineup. The KOOV Educator Kit has 300 building blocks and accessories, more than 50 hours of student-led educational content and more than 43 pre-designed, pre-coded "Robot Recipes." The recipes give learners hands-on tasks right way and incorporates skill building to help them create their own original robots.
The trial kit includes a microcontroller that connects code with robots, the KOOV app to help educators manage classes and individual students and eight recipes.
"Sony looks to the next generation of young innovators as we head into the future, and we created the KOOV Trial Kit to provide a wider base of youngsters with the opportunity to take a peek into the coding and robotics universe," said Michiko Araki Kelley, vice president of Sony's North America New Business and Corporate Marketing Group. "By embracing STEAM subjects in school, we hope students will be better prepared with the skills needed for their future careers."
The KOOV Trial Kit is now available at a suggested price of $249.99 on Sony's website and through local resellers.
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