TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL STEM
WITHOUT THE STRESS

CHECK OUT THE TECH SPECS
ON THE STARLAB PACKAGE

When you order a StarLAB hardware platform, Rover Kit or the StarLAB hardware platform & Rover Kit bundle (our recommended option), you get a box full of tech goodies to support your online lessons.

 
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You can know as much or as little as you want about the technology behind the StarLAB STEM program. No coding, robotics or technology experience necessary. We can teach you that!

If you do want to know more about the technology, check out the specs below for the StarLAB hardware platform, the StarLAB software, the Rover Kit and the online coding course

 

STARLAB SENSOR PLATFORM

WHAT COMES IN THE BOX

YOU GET:

 

•  StarLAB sensor platform
•  StarLAB software
•  quick start guide to get you going
•  USB wall adapter

•  battery pack for experimenting on the move
•  USB stick (includes your software and sample code)
•  HDMI cable
•  access to your online learning materials (via email)

 
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THE HARDWARE TECHNOLOGY

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FEATURES:
•  Raspberry Pi (Model 3) mini computer
•  expansion header so there’s room to grow.
(You can add on the Rover Kit, new experiments and expand the sensors and robotics)
 


USER INPUTS AND OUTPUTS


 
  • 4 buttons
  • Joystick
  • 4 standard LEDs
  • 1 RGB LED
  • 128x 64 OLED display
  • Piezoelectric buzzer
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth
  • STM32 microcontroller
  • IR Blaster for distance detection
 
 

REAL-WORLD SENSORS
CALIBRATED BY THE STARLAB TEAM


 
  • Accelerometer (3-axis X, Y, Z)(measures speed and acceleration)
  • Gyroscope (3-axis X, Y, Z)(uses gravity to determine which way is up)
  • Magnetometer (3-axis X, Y, Z)(measure magnetism)
  • 3x Thermometers (measure temperature)
  • Pressure Sensor (to see what the weather is doing)
  • Moisture Sensor (find out if it's raining)
  • RGB Ambient Light
  • Infrared Light
  • Ultraviolet Light
  • Real-Time Clock
  • HD Camera for videos and photos
 
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THE SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY

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FEATURES:
•  Wi-fi enabled exploration
•  Sample games and programs to learn about the hardware
•  Ability to run Python (coding language) programs that gather data from across the world

 

Full hardware control from dashboard apps for:
•  Data logging
•  Live-graphing from all sensors
•  Control switches for user outputs
•  photo-taking software

Robust programming API
(lets programs talk to each other)

•  Simple hardware interaction
•  One easy library for Python
•  Example programs provided out of the box.

 
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ROVER KIT

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YOU GET:

•  a small robot (it looks like a tank!)
•  metal chassis
•  two motors to drive the connected tank treads
•  power supply
•  battery
•  control board.

CODING COURSE: PYTHON

Python is the programming language used to code StarLAB hardware (the sensor hardware and the Rover). Students learn Python through online modules. It’s simple, easy to learn and is used in schools around the world.

Companies like Google, YouTube, IBM, NASA, the CIA (and games like Battlefield 2) use Python because it's the most versatile programming language around. The Python coding course is designed for use with StarLAB, but it’s also a great resource for your school’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programs. 

Feel like a slice of Raspberry Pi? Our technology makes teaching high school STEM a piece of cake
Contact us online or call 02 4914 9080.

 

 
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