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STEM Maker Materials

This guide features technology available at McQuade Library's ERC. While these resources support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, all MC students are encouraged to explore, tinker, experiment, create, and learn.

Robot Turtles Board Game


Robot Turtles is one of ThinkFun's best games for kids ages 4 and up. It was designed by programming expert Dan Shapiro and was the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history when first released. For 2-5 players, includes What you get cardboard and cardstock components.

On the Brink

On The Brink, Ages 8 and up 
Can you keep your robot on the brink? In this hands-on game you get to play programmer building “procedures” that guide your robot along a path from start to finish. There are 40 challenges picturing colored paths. The colors signify moves for your robot to follow. Your job? Finding the correct sequence of moves for each color. To do so you’ll need to flex your problem solving muscles. Beginner challenges introduce sequencing in its simplest form but by the time you reach advanced you’ll be building sequences out of sequences—now that’s thinking like a true programmer!

Robot Repair

ROBOT REPAIR is the third in a series of programming logic game designed to build the mental skills needed to grasp key coding concepts. It’s a totally screen-free, unplugged play experience that’s sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide.

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