Plains Elementary School
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Welcome to the Tech Room!
This page was designed to show some of the many tech resources available here at PES!
The Tech Room is full of exciting things! Below is a list of some of the cool stuff students can interact with. Check them out!
Sphero BOLT is a coding robot that lets students learn coding through hands-on play and STEM activities. An easy entry into robotics.
The Merge Cube is a black and silver 4 inch cube that has inlaid designs that interact with various Merge Cube apps to transform the cube into a digital canvas, like the solar system, the body, or a pocket aquarium.
Makey Makey Kits
A MaKey-MaKey is a small invention kit that comes with a MaKey-MaKey board, wires, alligator clips and a USB cable. You can take everyday objects and turn them into a touchpad that interacts with a computer program. Objects attached to the MaKey-MaKey become "buttons" that replace a basic keyboard or mouse.
Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches kids programming. ... Ozobot can identify lines, colors, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as blank paper.
Dash is a real coding robot that responds to voice commands or any of five free downloadable apps to sing, draw, and move around. It's more than learning to code.
Flashforge Finder II 3D Printer
Flashforge Finder 2.0 is a consumer-friendly compact 3D printer aimed at the beginners and students. Its design is focused on safety and ease of use.
The micro:bit measures 4cm x 5cm, and has a 25-bulb LED grid; children can program these lights to come on in sequence, making designs such as smiley faces or scrolling messages. With two buttons, it can be used as a games controller, or to skip through songs on a playlist.
Here is a time lapse of our 3D printer hard at work