OpenSciEd Curriculum Kits & Professional Development

The Einstein Project is a Certified Professional Development Provider for OpenSciEd.  If you are explring these materials as a possible resource for your middle school, we are happy to provide a short 1/2 day or full day introduction to the materials. If you have committed to implementing OpenSciEd, we can lead your team through a 3-4 day curriculum launch.
We are also leasing curriculum kits for ten of the available middle school units. With plans to have all of the other eight available by second semester. High school and elementary units are in the works! The Einstein Project is your source for support in implementing high-quality STEM education.

Wheg-bot

The Wheg-bot Project combines a simple series circuit (gear motor, batteries & switch) with paint sticks, PVC pipe and washers to create a curiously biological movement through the use of “whegs” (wheels/legs). This project requires the use of common tools (list below). Soldering is encouraged, but is not absolutely required. (though it's a great maker skill to learn!)

There are lots of examples of the use of “whegs” in robotics. We learned a lot from the Brainergizer YouTube channel. Check out his wheg design and many other projects.
https://youtu.be/VrJ5G2-GbdU

 

Order your maker kits!

Introductory Pricing per pack of 10

Belt driven Car......$100

Paddle Boat............$110

Plane on a Stick....$100

Propeller Boat.......$100

Single Tread..........$135

Wheg-bot..............$135

 

What comes in each Wheg-bot kit?

Component Quantity
Switch 1
Geared DC Motor (w/ wires soldered) 1
AAA Battery 4
AAA Battery Holder 1
Paint Stick 1
Screw 6-32 x 1" 1
Wing Nut 6-32  1
Washer #10 1
Screw 6-32 x 3/4" 2
Hex Nut 6-32 2
3/4" PVC Whegs 2
Wheg Coupling (3D Printed) 2
Set Screw 4
Hex L-Key 1
Cable Tie 2
1/2 of a Synthetic Cork 1

What tools will I need to complete the Belt Driven Car kit?

Tools are not included with the Belt Driven Car kit.  A tool kit is available for lease upon request.

Soldering Tools: Soldering iron and solder
Soldering Tools: Helping hands for soldering
Soldering Tools: Tip Tinner
Side Cutters
Wire Strippers
Electrical Tape
Hot Glue Gun (Low Temp) w/ Glue Sticks
Drill
1/8" Drill Bit
3/16" Drill Bit
Needle Nose Pliers
Phillips Head Screw Driver
Scissors
Saw & Clamp
Cardboard Cutter
Ruler
Marker/Pen/Pencil

Where can you go to learn more?

Tools & Materials