Blog Posts

Clean energy DIY: KidWind inspires stunning TETRIX® wind turbines

Posted by Patty Cooke on August 02, 2022

Alternative, or renewable, energy is a growing field, with solar, wind, water, geothermal, bioenergy, and nuclear resources all contributing. According to Energy.gov, “the clean energy industry generates hundreds of billions in economic activity and is expected to continue to grow rapidly in the coming years”.

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Topics: Competitions, ROBOTICS, Engineering, TETRIX Robotics, Hands-on Learning

TETRIX® VR simulation software: A game changer?

Posted by Patty Cooke on March 17, 2022

I have a confession to make: I’m not a hands-on learner. I realize that might be a scandalous statement, seeing as how I work for a hands-on education company.

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Topics: ROBOTICS, Technology, Engineering, TETRIX Robotics, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning

Log on and grow: Explore virtual professional development options

Posted by Aubrey Vance on January 31, 2022


Coauthored by Tim Cannell, Education Manager

The past couple of years have brought a wide variety of challenges, which means there are opportunities to grow. At Pitsco, we always aim to grow with our customers and to support their needs. With a need for more remote classrooms and socially distant events, we’ve mirrored our professional development to match (of course, we still offer face-to-face PD as an option!).

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, STEM, Resources, Teacher Development, Professional Development

Activity: T-Bot® offers leverage for exploring simple machines

Posted by Admin on January 19, 2022

A great physical science education tool isn’t just exciting while you are using it; it continues to provoke thought and make real-world connections well after you’ve placed it back on the shelf. Case in point: I recently spent time exploring Pitsco’s T-Bot® Hydraulic Arm. It was a fun challenge using the hydraulic robot arm to pick up and move blocks, and I thought about links to automation and heavy machinery as I used it. But, to my surprise, after I put the device away, what I really couldn’t stop thinking about was my own arm.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, Science, Technology, STEM, Authentic Learning, Activities, Hands-on Learning

Kid Inventors’ Day: Celebrating creativity in all young inventors

Posted by Patty Cooke on January 17, 2022

Kid Inventors’ Day, a day to celebrate young inventors of the past as well as encourage today’s inventors, falls on January 17, every year, a fitting nod to inventor Benjamin Franklin because January 17 is also his birthday.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Resources, Authentic Learning, Activities, Hands-on Learning, innovate