Introducing the cyber:bot Robot!
Developed in conjunction with CYBER.ORG, the cyber:bot robot adds a tangible hardware dimension to Python-focused computer science, cybersecurity, and CTE programs. It merges a micro:bit module with the Parallax small robot form factor that's a proven STEM success in classrooms from middle school into college. Check out the cyber:bot product family on Parallax.com!
Follow these tutorials in order unless you're familiar with both Python and the Parallax small robot design. Cybersecurity activities are optional!!
- Prerequisites — This section will help you set up your software, prepare your micro:bit, and add your cyberbot library modules. It will also take you through the basics of Python programming before you jump into the robotics aspect.
- Main Lesson(s) — The Robotics tutorials take you from start to finish through your robotics kit, from building to basic maneuvers to DIY sensor navigation. Then try the Cybersecurity series, where the micro:bit and cyber:bot are your allies for learning the basic tricks and traps for safe radio communication.
- Projects — Once you have mastered the basics give these projects a try! Most require additional hardware, available at www.Parallax.com or as parts of class packs. Check the parts list for each project for details.
For Teachers: A Scope and Sequence as well as educator-only assessment materials are available for these tutorials. Email email@example.com for educator-only access; please provide a link to your name in your school's faculty directory. For additional free curriculum, see CYBER.ORG.