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SAM Labs STEAM Kits provide students with smart building blocks and an intuitive interface to creatively connect and interact with technology.

What is SAM Labs?

SAM is a smart robotics construction kit. SAM Labs makes use of SAM blocks, including buttons, lights, sensors, motors, and so much more. SAM blocks are connected and activated wirelessly via Bluetooth to the SAM Space app. The SAM app is simple and intuitive to use. Students can program SAM blocks to move, illuminate, or play sound with ease. Combining different SAM blocks, students can create and program a million inventions; the only limit is their imaginations!

 
 

“SAM Labs' versatility and ease of use make lessons feel new, exciting and engaging.”

Rory McGrath, Deputy Headteacher, Shacklewell Primary School (UK)

Why SAM Labs?

With SAM Labs, schools, teachers, and students receive a hands-on curriculum, engaging software, and project based learning resources specifically designed to prepare every student for the connected world. IoT is made simple for every classroom with SAM Labs’ classroom kits which model the type of development and interconnectivity being driven by leading technology companies.

 
 

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Importance of Robotics

Preparing students for the future is in our hands.

 

In today’s fast-paced technology-driven world, it’s important now more than ever to prepare students for the future. Robots are an integral part of students’ everyday lives and most of them don’t even know it! 

 

Teaching robotics to young students throughout their schooling can increase their ability to be creative and innovative thinkers and more productive members of society. a whole new world to them and exciting opportunities that they wouldn’t have access to otherwise. Robotics is a simpler to understand and more tangible introduction to programming. Students have the opportunity to create something tangible and make it perform the actions that they program it to do. Robotics is a field that is easily accessible to a wide range of students with varying talents and skills.

Robotics and coding becoming increasingly prevalent


As robotics and computers become increasingly prevalent in students’ lives, understanding programming and programming concepts it is becoming very important for students’ success. Robots are a fun, easy, and effective way to learn about computer programming.

Benefits of Robotics in Primary grade levels 


In primary grades, students learn using their eyes and hands, drawing, molding, and manipulating objects. At this age they are starting to learn by reading. Having the robots to work through problems visually helps students with complex concepts. Robots are a fun way for students to apply and experiment with concepts that they are learning.

Creative problem solving 


The robots provide another opportunity for creative problem­ solving. Students should learn to look at a problem in many ways, rather than applying a formula that they are given. When programming robotics, there can be many solutions to a single problem, and different students may take different paths to arrive at a solution. Students get to discuss their processes and the logic that they used to understand different methods and solutions. This opens students to the real world process of problem solving!

Algorithm creation and use


The use of robots teach children to create and use algorithms. An algorithm is a sequence of steps that should be followed in a particular order to achieve a goal. Most students are unaware that so many algorithms are used in their everyday lives. Algorithms like addition in math class are more obvious, but students use algorithms every day when they get ready in the morning or take a certain path to get to school. Even the way they make a sandwich or tie their shoes is an algorithm!
By seeing a task in terms of a set of steps, students learn to break tasks and problems into smaller pieces. This makes problem solving easier! Problem solving involves the skill of breaking complex problems into simpler ones. Once they have broken down a problem, they can see which parts they already know how to solve.
Algorithms also help students understand the passage of time, and learn to relate steps or tasks to each other in terms of time, which is a key lesson at this age. Like the plot of a story, the steps of an algorithm must be performed in a particular order, and students should be encouraged to use words like “first,” “then,” and “finally” when writing algorithms.

 

Pricing

SAM Labs Servo Motor

Block Servo Motor (This block is flexible. It turns back and forth by 90 degrees. Easily control its angle in the app. Rotate mechanical arms, make your robot walk, or raise a flag pole when you get a notification.)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

37.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1113

SAM Labs Pressure Sensor

Block Pressure Sensor (This block is pushy. It will give you a value from 0 to 100 depending on the force it feels. The harder you press, the more noise, brightness, and movement there will be. Use it to create a touch sensitive robotic arm or use it to control a pinball machine)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

33.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1107

SAM Labs Classroom Kit

Classroom Kit Includes: 20 x DC motor, 10 x Light sensor, 10 x RGB Light, 1 x Buzzer, 1 x Tilt Sensor, 1 x Proximity Sensor, 2 x Button, 2 x Slider, 20 x Wheel, 10 x SAM Controller, 10 x SAM Car Chassis
10 x Roller Ball, 10 x LEGO Gear Attachment, 20 x Small LEGO Holder, 20 x Large LEGO Holder
10 x Multi Micro USB Charging Cable, 10 x Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle, Getting Started Guide

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

999.00

n/a

Per Classroom

Perpetual

SAM-1006

SAM Labs RGB Light

Block RGB Light (This block is flashy. It?s a light that can flash, stay on, dim, or cycle through any colour. Easily turn it on and off with any sensor. Create your own Internet-connected disco ball, flashlight or traffic light)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

31.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1109

SAM Labs Vibration Motor

Block Vibration Motor (This block is jumpy. It bounces around and vibrates. Never miss a notification again by creating your own smart alert system)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

37.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1112

SAM Labs Inventor Kit

SAM Labs Inventor Kit

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

139.00

n/a

Per Set

Perpetual

SAM-1003

SAM Labs Curious Cars Kit

SAM Labs Curious Cars Kit

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

199.00

n/a

Per Set

Perpetual

SAM-1002

SAM Labs STEAM 3 Bundle

SAM Labs STEAM 3 Bundle includes 3 SAM Labs STEAM Kits, access to digital SAM Labs curriculum and a printed Sunburst SAM Labs Teacher Guide

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

1699.00

n/a

Per Bundle

Perpetual

SAM-1201

SAM Labs STEAM 5 Bundle

SAM Labs STEAM 5 Bundle includes 5 SAM Labs STEAM Kits, access to digital SAM Labs curriculum and a printed Sunburst SAM Labs Teacher Guide

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

2699.00

n/a

Per Bundle

Perpetual

SAM-1202

SAM Labs STEAM Pilot School-to-Home Bundle

SAM Labs STEAM Pilot School-to-Home Kit includes a SAM Labs STEAM Kit, SAM Labs Curious Cars Kit and SAM Labs Inventor Kit. Also includes digital copy of SAM Labs curriculum.

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

999.00

n/a

Per Bundle

Perpetual

SAM-2001

SAM Labs Tilt Sensor

Block Tilt Sensor (This block is fun. It detects motion and can tell other wireless blocks to react. When tilted from side-to-side, it sends a message to turn things on and off. Use it on your door handle to set off an alarm or shake it to flash your LED Light)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

33.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1111

SAM Labs STEAM Kit

STEAM Kit Includes: 2 x Button, 2 x RGB Light, 1 x Proximity Sensor, 1 x Heat Sensor, 1 x Buzzer, 1 x Tilt Sensor, 1 x Light Sensor, 1 x Pressure Sensor, 2 x Slider, 4 x DC Motor, 1 x Servo Motor, 4 x Wheel, 2 x SAM Car Chassis, 2 x Roller Ball, 2 x SAM Controller, 2 x LEGO Gear Attachment, 4 x Large LEGO Holder, 10 x Small LEGO Holder, 2 x Micro USB Cable, 3 x Multi Micro USB Charging Cable, 4 x Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

499.00

n/a

Per Set

Perpetual

SAM-1001

SAM Labs Curious Cars

SAM Labs Curious Cars includes: 1 x RGB Light, 1 x Tilt Sensor, 1 x Button, 2 x DC Motor, 1 x Slider, 1 x SAM Car Chassis, 1 x SAM Controller, 2 x Wheel, 2 x USB Charger, 6 x Paper Vehicle Bodies, Instruction Booklet, SAM Book of Crazy Cool Ideas

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

199.00

n/a

Per Set

Perpetual

SAM-1002

SAM Labs Dimmer

Block Dimmer (This block is an all-rounder. It gives you values of 0 to 100 to control other wireless blocks when you rotate it. Steer your car, or use it to control the volume of your Buzzer)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

33.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1105

SAM Labs Proximity Sensor

Block Proximity Sensor (This block is alert. It senses how close you or objects are and can communicate that to other wireless blocks. Use it to count how many people have entered a room or set up an alarm)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

33.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1108

SAM Labs Charging Dock

Block Charging Dock (Charge 3 blocks at once and connects via USB)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

17.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1114

SAM Labs Light Sensor

Block Light Sensor (This block is smart. It knows how much light there is and transforms that into an action. Use it to open your curtains when the sun rises or turn on lights when it gets dark)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

33.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1101

SAM Labs Alpha Kit

Alpha Kit Includes: 2 x DC motor, 1 x Light sensor, 1 x RGB Light, 2 x Wheel, 1 x SAM Car Chassis, 1 x SAM Controller, 1 x Roller Ball, 1 x LEGO Gear Attachment, 2 x Small LEGO Holder, 2 x Large LEGO Holder, 1 x Multi Micro USB Charging Cable, Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle, Getting Started Guide

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

149.00

n/a

Per Set

Perpetual

SAM-1003

SAM Labs DC Motor

Block DC Motor (This block is fast. It gives all your innovations spinning and twirling powers. Easily control the speed and the direction of the motor. Throw some wheels on it to power a race car or open and close your own drawbridge)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

45.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1104

SAM Labs Buzzer

Block Buzzer (This block is loud. It can play tunes and melodies. Easily change the 18 different notes and sounds in the app. Set up your own alarm, or give your invention a theme song)

SKU

Type

Usage

Term

Price

33.00

n/a

Accessory

Perpetual

SAM-1103

SAM Labs Pricing