Help a teacher
I can really get my students doing cool robotics and machine projects if someone can help me integrate three open source tools - scratch from MIT (scratch has a motor patch but it integrates with an expensive lego motor) - ardruino uno - and a common and cheap motor (http://www.pitsco.com/store/detail.aspx?KeyWords=motor&ID=2997 )
If we can integrate these three things - then we could break the cost barrier to robotics in the classroom. We’ve learned to use plastic gears, hot glue, wood dowel rods, straws for bearings and wood sticks. We can built some really ingenious machines! One student built a sun tracking solar panel. But for all the students to do this kind of work – I need a better entry level software package for programming – have you seen scratch? I just need it to work with the above cheap motor.
I did get someone to design a electronic schematic using fritzing for the motor – it used 4 transistors and I can upload a picture of the schematic.
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