#16344
I want to showcase my project to DFRobot community. :idea:
I'm a robotics engineer and I also have a part-time job at weekends in school, where I teach children (8-12 years) programming in Scratch and Arduino. :D

To make education in Scratch more interesting, I made a special robot which looks like main Scratch sprite.
This robot is based on DFRobot components from Starter Kit Genuino 101 (Intel gave this kit to me for free, because I'm participating in Intel Software Developer program).
https://www.dfrobot.com/product-1200.html
RoboCat can be programmed via Arduino IDE, Scratch mBlock and my customized software RoverBlock (based on Google Blockly).

As a result now teaching Scratch is more informative and fun. Also with help of this robot, I teach my young students Physics and Math and how to connect virtual programming in Scratch with the real world around us.
It is photo with sensors which are installed inside this RoboCat:
RoboCat-K1-eng-sensors-1.jpg
:shock: HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT :shock:
This is how my first version looked like, named RoboCat K0. It was a little bit ugly, inside it had Arduino 101 board and DFRobot sensors:
Light sensor https://www.dfrobot.com/product-1004.html
Sound sensor https://www.dfrobot.com/product-83.html
Motion sensor https://www.dfrobot.com/product-1140.html
Two LEDs (red and green) https://www.dfrobot.com/product-491.html
Buzzer https://www.dfrobot.com/product-84.html
Servo https://www.dfrobot.com/product-255.html
Temperature sensor https://www.dfrobot.com/product-76.html
Button https://www.dfrobot.com/product-1096.html
Pot https://www.dfrobot.com/product-87.html
Sensor shield https://www.dfrobot.com/product-1009.html
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HERE IS a short video about my old prototype:
https://youtu.be/4JXhBAaIqfM

My first version I've tested with my little students at Scratch lessons, they liked robot very much. Unfortunately, production of Intel Curie module was stopped and production of Arduino/Genuino 101 boards was stopped too.

Glory glory about my new robot flew very quickly and another Scratch schools in my city wanted me to make for them this Scratch-cat and I I decided to port my robot on Arduino Uno and make shape more beautiful. Unfortunately, I decided to make this cat based on my own sensors, because buy a lot of DFRobot sensors for me with delivery to Belarus from China -it is quite expensive deal, only if DFRobot will make for me a special offer ^_^

:D AS A RESULT :D
This is photo of my second version of RoboCat K1:
РобоКот-К1-5 - копия.jpg
And how programming and Scratch lessons are going today:
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HERE IS a video about my second generation of RoboCat:
https://youtu.be/oOcAPQvQTIM

When I visited in August 2017 Scratch Conference in Budapest I showcase to the founder of Scratch Mitchel Resnick my robot:
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As a result now a lot of Scratch and robotics teachers in my country Belarus are using this robot in education of children.
:geek: This is how DFRobot products can help you to build a real necessary education equipment for kids.



:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: P.S. Dear DFRobot, I'm looking for a job in Shanghai (robotics, education and etc.), if you have some employment opportunities in your company, please let me know ASAP. I'm very passionate about robotics and education. My main specialty is mechatronics and mechanical engineering. Today my work is connected with development of educational robots and kits for kids. I'm writer of educational books for children about robotics, educational robotics software developer. Also I'm a robotics teacher (Arduino, Lego, MBlock) -it is my part-time job. I know languages Russian (native), English, Chinese (basic). I can send to you my resume. My contact email: [email protected] Wechat: maxxlife


Thank you! :idea: :idea: :idea:
#44382
I like your project so much! I suppose it's so funny for children to study programming with RoboCat!
It's so cool that you teach kids programming in such a fun way. I respect you!
I'm a student myself, and I'm studying programming now, although I could have started much earlier if someone had given me such fantastic lessons. Now I have a lot of learning tasks and the most problems I have with writing. However, I found a good resource https://samplius.com/ , where thousands of examples are collected. I read a lot of material on my topic, and I have some ideas. If you have a similar problem, I recommend you look at this site. Now I would know much more and would get a good job.
#44886
I'm shocked at how fast our technologies develop. It's a good sign that robots could help us teach other people to embrace their jobs nowadays. I also know that some annual lessons help people explore, for example, medical careers. Somehow, if you don't have the possibility to enroll in a medical university, it's not steep. There thousands and thousands of ways out of the situation. It's really helpful for those who want to follow the doctor's career but have some issues along the road.
#44916
Wow, this is so awesome! I hope your project will be very popular! If you need any help, I recommend you to post vacancies here, I constantly monitor this site to keep abreast of interesting projects. There are a lot of people who use it. If the project develops further, you will definitely need other specialists. Good luck!
#44986
rikkon.evan wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:51 pm
Hey, that's cool! I would be glad to see the result!
Wow, even doing that. Modern students are advancing in their studies further and further. But how far will it go if you do not study mythology and its foundations? They say you can take a lot of inspiration from there. All stories https://www.arcadepunks.com/should-mode ... mythology/ are very sophisticated and cause a stir when reading. And what about ancient Egypt with its cat worship? This is exactly where this robotic cat begins!