15 Science Kits That Make STEAM Concepts Super Easy

Designed in-house by STEAM experts, our educational kits spark creativity and can be integrated with our STEAM learning platform

  1. ARDUINO STARTER KIT

The Arduino Starter Kit is a DIY kit aimed at tinkerers who want to dive into the world of technology. This kit will enable you to create cool projects such as Security system, Alarm system and many more based on your liking!

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Activities:

  • Code Ultrasonic Sensor and Line Tracking Sensor

Learn to code Ultrasonic Sensor which helps to measure distance and Line Tracking Sensors which can detect transitions from light to dark (lines).

  • Create an Alarm system using Line Tracking Sensor and Buzzer

This activity will guide you to set up an alarm system using a motion detector made out of a Line Tracking Sensor and Buzzer.

  • Create a Car Park Assist System using Ultrasonic Sensor and Buzzer

This activity will help you make a DIY – Arduino based car parking assistant using an Ultrasonic Sensor to measure the distance and a buzzer.

  • Create an Automated Traffic Lights System using Ultrasonic Sensor and Lights

This activity will help you make a DIY – Automated Traffic Lights System using Ultrasonic Sensor and Lights.

  • Build and code an Anti-Theft Security System

This activity will help you code and build a DIY – Anti-Theft Security System using sensors and Arduino.

Materials used:

  • Arduino UNO
  • LEDs
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • Buzzer
  • Line Tracking Sensor
  • Arduino UNO
  • LEDs
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • Buzzer
  • Line Tracking Sensor

Learning outcomes:

  • Fun learning:

It allows to learn programming and electronics in a fun and challenging way.

  • Exciting activities:

Kids can learn to program different sensors, create cool projects, and transform the KIT box into a DIT robot.

  • Safety first:

Each activity has a user manual with simple instructions that help you along your journey.

Pricing:

It costs $12.

  1. Buddy BOT

Buddy Bot provides you with multiple hands-on fun activities with ability of facial recognition, picking and placing objects and responsive to voice commands. It is also bluetooth/wifi controllable and is convertible into a gaming console.

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Activities:

  • It is can be your playmate.
  • It can work as your assistant.
  • It keeps your family close.
  • It watches your house.
  • It provides edutainment.
  • It makes your home a smart home.

Learning outcomes:

  • Fun learning:

It allows to learn programming and electronics in a fun and challenging way. It exhibits emotions and you will love it.

  • Developing:

Development tools (Arduino, OpenCv and unity 3D) are used in it.

  • Easy to operate:

Buddy comes preassembled with the obstacle avoidance activity. It is easy to monitor and give command to.

Pricing: $ 7,900.0

  1. IOT STARTER KIT

The IoT Starter Kit is a DIY kit aimed at tinkerers who want to dive into the world of IoT. This kit will enable you to make your room smart by controlling devices over the Internet.

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Activities:

  • Learn to Code Ultrasonic Sensor and Temperature Sensor

Learn to code Ultrasonic Sensor which helps to measure distance and temperature sensor which can measure temperature using an Arduino.

  • Create an Intruder Alarm System using PIR Motion Sensor

Passive Infrared Sensor is used to detect motion. It can detect IR radiation and hence, used in security alarms and automatic lighting applications.

  • Make your Room smart by Monitoring its temperature

World around us is getting smart and to help make your life easier and safer, you can make your room smart by monitoring its temperature in this activity.

  • Send and Receive data to your device over the internet

With this activity using ioT Starter Kit, you can learn how to send and receive data to your device over the internet.

  • Build and code an Anti-Theft Security System

This activity will help you code and build a DIY – Anti-Theft Security System using sensors and Arduino.

Materials:

  • Arduino UNO
  • LEDs
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • Buzzer
  • Line Tracking Sensor
  • DC Motors
  • Mini Breadboard
  • Wheels
  • Connecting Wires
  • 9V Battery

Learning outcomes:

  • Fun learning:

It allows to learn programming and electronics in a fun and challenging way.

  • Exciting activities:

Kids can learn to program different sensors, create cool projects, and transform the KIT box into a DIT robot.

  • Safety first:

Each activity has a user manual with simple instructions that help you along your journey.

Pricing:

It costs $12 only.

  1. CODI BOT

CODI is an educational robot to dive into the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). With CODI, you can learn to code, learn about sensors, electronics and solve problems by making different kinds of robots. It is the perfect tool to be ready for the future.

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Activities:

  • Obstacle Avoidance CODI

Program Codi to avoid obstacles while moving around. Learn to interface the sonar sensor with CODI’s brain.

  • Maze Navigator CODI

Teach CODI to move around and avoid obstacles. Learn to control motors to move in a straight line and turn around the corners while avoiding obstacles.

  • Deliverybot CODI

Program CODI to deliver objects from point A to B by following lines along the ground. Learn to interface the line following sensor with CODI’s brain.

Materials:

  • Robot Chassis (1x Base, 1x Upper Base)
  • Robot Programmable Controller
  • Obstacle Sensor Mount
  • Line Following Module
  • Heat Sensing Module
  • Power Charger
  • Water Detection Module
  • Obstacle Avoidance Module
  • Firefighting Module
  • Power Distribution Circuit
  • Re- Chargeable Battery

Learning outcomes:

  • Fun learning:

It allows to learn programming and electronics in a fun and challenging way.

  • Programming:

Programming has never been easier. With the drag and drop graphical (block based) programming software, learn to program CODI in no time.

  • Exciting Add-Ons:

Obstacle avoidance CODI (use a sensor to avoid obstacles), Maze navigator CODI (program CODI to navigate through a maze), Firebot CODI (make a firefighting robot), Astronaut CODI (explore the surface of mars for water), Deliverybot CODI (make a line following delivery robot), App controlled CODI (use a Bluetooth device to control CODI).

  • Easy to use:

CODI comes preassembled with the obstacle avoidance activity. Use to imagination to program CODI into any kind of robot that you like. For getting started and tutorials please visit the Resource section.

Pricing:

It costs $52 only.

  1. Brush Bot

BRUSH BOT is a mini DIY (Do it yourself) robot, which dances around on your command. Learn the science of vibration and electronics and take the first step in the world of technology.

Materials used:

Parts which are present in the kit are as follows:

  • 2 AA batteries
  • 2xAA battery holder
  • DC motor of 3 volt

The kit has enough material to built either two brush bots or one brush not and an Art bot. there are certain supplies that you would be needing and are not included in the kit, read the following list:

  • Scrub brush
  • Foam tape which is double sided
  • Any kind of tape
  • Hot glue gun (it is optional and requires adult supervision)
  • Cork
  • Scissors
  • Small head screwdriver
  • You can also add other materials to decorate your robot e.g. eyes, pipe cleaners etc.

Learning outcomes:

  • It is a fun learning. Kids always take interest in something which is being taught in an exciting and challenging way.
  • It enhances thought process. Kids can use their imagination to make their brush bot look more attractive.
  • Its easy to make and use. Everything is written on the manual given.

Exploring further:

  • Let your kids make a robot instead of a brush. For example, they can make a Junkbot from any plastic bottles or cardboard.
  • Tip: brush bots work faster with slanted brushes. Ask your kids to bend the bristles. Give them idea to put the brush under a stack of books overnight so the bristles get slanted or cut them in a slant shape.

Pricing:

The bristlebot or brushbot kit costs $34.95.

  1. Me Arm Kit

The Me Arm kit will help you to create your own personal robotic arm that you can control from your very own computer. Constructing the arm is a challenge that will keep you engaged for hours. Once you have assembled it completely, you will know how to control the four included servo motors to help it to move in all directions and help pick and place projects.

Materials used:

  • 10 x nuts
  • 9 x 6mm
  • 12 x 8mm
  • 3 x 10mm
  • 7 x 12mm
  • 4 x 20mm
  • Base
  • Collar x 4
  • Square servo mount
  • 4 x sticky feet
  • Washers have removed because no one uses them.

4 hobby servos will also be needed. 9g resin gear ones are used in it, although metal gear ones are better, but they are expensive.

Learning outcomes:

  • It uses deep reinforcement learning and the benefit is that the algorithm you will use to control has no domain knowledge of robotics. You can easily teach your kids about this.
  • It comes with a manual, so it won’t be difficult for you to make.
  • It will excite the kids as they will operate a robot arm.

Exploring further:

  • It’s being tested that instead of separate fingers, the robot hand can be transformed into a single finger arm. Wouldn’t it be fun?
  • Ask your kids that what would they do with the robot arm? How would they make use of it?

Pricing:

MeArm pocket sized robot arm costs $49.83.

  1. Smart Watch

The O Watch includes all the items that you would need to make your very own OLED screen powered smart watch! The kit includes an Arduino that you can program to tell you the time and teaches you the basics of coding or any other information that you desire along with a watch strap that will help keep everything together!

Materials:

Base Kit:

  • Main O Watch processor board(OLED screen + Arduino Zero board)
  • a rechargeable battery
  • 3D printed case
  • paracord kit
  • watch band
  • USB cable

Sensor Kit:

  • Base kit
  • the add-on sensor board (contains sensors to measure atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity and also a 3-axis magnetometer for compass function)

Activities:

  • it teaches the basics of O watching programming
  • kids can learn about Arduino Software (IDE)
  • it allows the kids to start programming on Tinyscreen + board

Learning Outcomes:

  • it’s easy and fun to design.
  • You can watch a tutorial video to minimize any confusion.

Exploring further:

  • these watches can be 3D printed at home or through any 3D printing service.
  • Kids can learn coding through Arduino, which is a hardware platform for all ages.

It is an online website that allows you to construct a watch online!

  1. Security Kit

The Security Kit is all that you will need to help protect your home by ringing an alarm in case of fires, intruders or any other unwelcome activity. Learn how circuits work by creating your own circuit for protecting your home while also learning to program an Arduino to help create the ultimate security system as per your individual requirements!

Materials:

  • Arduino UNO x 8
  • IR receiver (generic) x 1
  • Seeed Grove – Gas sensor (MQ2) x 1
  • LDR, 5 Mohm x 10
  • LED (generic) x 20
  • Flex Sensor x 1
  • Jumper wires (generic) x 1
  • Breadboard (generic) x 1
  • Solderless breadboard half size x 4
  • Solderless breadboard full size x 2

Necessary tools and machines:

  • Hot glue gun (generic)
  • Soldering iron (generic)

Activities:

It is used in case of:

  • Fire
  • Gas or smoke
  • Building collapse
  • Anti-theft laser trip

Learning outcomes:

  • It gives a good opportunity of explaining kids the importance of safety and how they can obtain this safety through this system.
  • It lets them feel protected and safe in their home.
  • It’s a fun activity and teaches kids to connect wires and other stuff together.

Exploring further:

  • It has 4 systems in it, and all are connected parallelly.
  • The systems are further connected using Domino effect. It is a communicating system that informs the authority, e.g. police, when any of the system triggers.
  1. Soldering Kit

The Soldering Kit is designed to introduce children to an exciting world of electronics. Soldering is the method by which two metals are joined together by melting another metal called solder. With this kit they can make new circuits, alarms, blinking lights and much more. A good soldering kit for beginners is ANBES soldering iron kit.

Materials:

  • Soldering Iron x 1
  • Desoldering Pump x 1
  • Different Soldering Iron Tips x 5
  • Tin Wire Tube x 1
  • Soldering Iron Stand x 1
  • Tweezers x 1
  • Wire Stripper Cutter x 1
  • 24awg Electronic Wire x 2
  • PU Carry Bag x 1

Important note: don’t let the kids use this alone without any adult supervision!

Activities:

  • Repair home appliances
  • Repair earphones
  • Pyrography
  • Repair computer
  • Repair cell phone
  • Weld circuit

Learning outcomes:

  • It’s easy to carry in a PU carry bag, so that you can take it anywhere for DIY or repairing purpose.
  • It has unique features and kids can learn easily.
  • It comes with a manual and it’s easy to follow.

Exploring further:

  • Don’t let the iron to idle at operating temperatures for long time because this could burn the soldering irons and also other things.
  • Select a suitable temperature because iron heats up fast.
  • Using the iron at high temperature for long hours can make its life short.
  1. IOT & Home Automation Kit

The IoT & Home Automation Kit aims to help you dive into the amazing world of data by helping you create a Wi-Fi enabled model house using which you can control any appliance of your liking with the help of the included relay module. This will help you monitor the temperature of the model house from anywhere in the world over the internet and control devices such as a fan and lights as well.

Components:

  • IoT Sensors
  • IoT Gateways
  • IoT Protocols
  • IoT Firmware
  • IoT Cloud and Databases
  • IoT Middleware (if required)

Activities:

  • Lighting control
  • HVAC
  • Lawn/Gardening management
  • Smart Home Appliances
  • Improved Home safety and security
  • Home air quality and water quality monitoring
  • Natural Language-based voice assistants
  • Better Infotainment delivery
  • AI-driven digital experiences
  • Smart Switches
  • Smart Locks
  • Smart Energy Meters

Learning outcomes:

  • It forms the basis of your understanding about utilizing the right home automation technology.
  • It teaches you about the sensors and allows you to control your home even being far away.

Exploring further:

  • Home automation consist of three parts: hardware, software and communication protocols.
  • It fulfils your need of living in a safe home!
  1. Solar House

The SOLAR HOUSE is a DIY (Do It Yourself) kit designed to impart essential knowledge of Solar Energy. You will learn how to make circuits that light up, make sound, move and much more by using the energy of the SUN.

Materials:

In order to make a Grid-tie system, you will need the following materials. Grid-tie means your house will still be connected to utility company so that you would have power on cloudy days.

  • Solar Modules(also known as PV Panels): these collect energy from the sun and turn it into direct current.
  • Power Inverter: it turns the DC from the panels into AC which can be used by your appliances.
  • PV Disconnect: it allows you to cut off main power so that you can easily work on the system without getting electrocuted.
  • Your house’s breaker box:  it is the point which connects the solar energy to your house.
  • Net meter: it connects the house to grid, measuring the amount of power you take from or supply to the power grid at large.

Choosing panels:

You can choose one between crystalline and thin film. Choose wisely because the panel has a major effect on rest of the process.

Learning outcomes:

  • It’s a good opportunity for cutting out your expenses and being creative.
  • The process takes a little time but once it is done, it will give you much advantage.

Exploring further:

  • You can do roof mounting and ground installation, depending on how much area you are willing to give to your solar house.
  • The more the panels are exposed to sunlight, the more efficiently it works.
  • You need to make sure that whatever you are doing is legal. So, take permission before starting.
  1. Electronic Piano

The Arduino electronic piano keyboard DIY kit will help you to create a piano yourself with the help of both electronics and programming! The piano can be customized according to your liking with your choice of the number of buttons as well as the volume.

Materials:

  • Arduino UNO x 1
  • Adafruit standard LCD – 16×2 white on blue x 1
  • Sparkfun pushbutton switch 12mm x8
  • Resistor 220-ohm x 4
  • Resistor 560-ohm x 1
  • Resistor 1k ohm x 1
  • Resistor 4.7k ohm x 1
  • Resistor 10k ohm x 3
  • Resistor 1M ohm x 1
  • Buzzer x 1
  • LED (generic) x 1
  • Single turn potentiometer – 10k ohms
  • Jumper wires (generic) x 1
  • Breadboard (generic) x 1

Learning outcomes:

  • It’s fun and relatively easy to make.
  • It polishes your skills of coding and allows you to create new songs.
  • You can create your own book of melody.

Exploring further:

  • You can choose the piano keys according to your taste in melody.
  • You can create songs with song 1 being the main code. You can change the codes for different songs.
  1. Wearable Kit

The Wearable Kit is a DIY kit aimed at tinkerers who want to dive into the fashionable world of Wearable Electronics without much prior knowledge of the area. This kit will enable you to add items such as cool LEDs to your wearables such as bags, caps and clothes which you can program to work according to your liking! Following are the components of blink blink wearable kit which you would love.

Components:

  • Project tutorials
  • Tutorial on DIY sewable battery holders
  • Conductive Fabric
  • Conductive Thread
  • 25 LEDs
  • 2 – Battery Holders
  • Alligator Clips
  • 5 – 3V coin cell batteries

Activities:

  • You can light up your clothes and jewellery.
  • Amazing art and craft projects can be made.

Learning outcomes:

  • It’s fun and exciting activity.
  • Allows you to spread the boundaries of your imagination by allowing you to decorate your stuff in such way.

Pricing:

The blink blink wearable tech kit costs $59.

  1. Health Kit

The Health Kit includes several components such as a temperature sensor and a pulse sensor using which any individual’s health, including heartbeat and body temperature can be monitored continuously. The included LCD can also be used to display these values in real time. Also, you can customize this DIY kit according to your liking to ensure the best monitoring of your health! By using ESP8266 & Arduino, IOT based patient health monitoring kit is designed. The components are as followed:

Materials:

  • Arduino board x 1
  • ESP8266-01 x 1
  • LCD display x 1
  • Potentiometer 10k x 1
  • Pulse sensor x 1
  • Temperature sensor x 1
  • Resistor 2k x 1
  • Resistor 1k x 1
  • LED x 1
  • Connecting wires x 10-20
  • Breadboard x 1

Activities:

  • It monitors the pulse rate and heartbeat of the patients.
  • It also monitors the temperature.

Exploring further:

  • The measured pulse rate and temperature is displayed on the LCD.
  • The heartbeat can be detected by the LED which is present at the centre of sensor module.
  • And to avoid the noise affecting the reading, there is a noise elimination circuitry.

Pricing:

  1. Plant Health Kit

The Plant Health Kit is all that you will need to keep your plant healthy by ensuring that it keeps receiving the right amount of water to prevent wilting while also measuring the humidity and temperature to make sure an alarm sounds if the plant’s health is at risk.

The provided LCD display provides accurate real-time information about the health of the plant as well. WatchDog 2900ET Weather Station is good for this purpose.

Activities:

  • Evapotranspiration (ETo)
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Rainfall
  • Dew Point
  • Solar Radiation
  • Air Temperature
  • Relative Humidity

Exploring further:

  • The measurement interval is from 1 – 60 minutes.
  • It has a battery life of 10 years.

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