With Parallax's new Blockly tool, programming the S3 robot is easy for students of all ages and skill levels.
The S3 Robot tutorials are 45-minute classroom lessons that include topics like motor control, sensors, programming logic, and more.
Educators can access the answer keys for these tutorials (and other educator-only resources) by requesting an account on the Learn website from firstname.lastname@example.org. Verification of educator status may be required.
Parallax’s Blockly system builds two important bridges in tech education:
- transitioning from visual programming to text-based programming, and
- moving beyond pre-built robots to student-assembled projects with components and breadboards.
Our BlocklyProp tutorial, "Memsic 2125 Tilt with OLED Bubble Display," is a great example of how to take these concepts and turn them into real-world applications for the classroom.
Parallax has 8 upcoming Professional Development courses scheduled for educators interested in getting started with visual programming in BlocklyProp. We're traveling across the United States, offering training in Chicago, IL; Rocklin, CA; Truckee, CA; Seattle, WA; Boulder, CO; Brooklyn, NY; and Dallas, TX.
These courses are one- or two-day, immersive classes involving Parallax microcontrollers, sensors, and robotics. Take look at our course descriptions/schedule for more information, and be sure to check our calendar often as we'll be adding more based on demand.