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For #BBC School Report we built a model #Quadcopter, powered by #SAM building blocks to show students how they fly and how to #code movement. You too can build awesome things with SAM building blocks and SAM app. www.samlabs.me #edtech #DIY #electronics #coding

from the Guardian

Coding is made child’s play by new electronic building blocks

"If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which wirelessly communicate with each other over Bluetooth. SAMs are either motors, lights, switches or sensors, and appear as “drag and droppable” icons on the SAM app, allowing users to easily make everyday objects part of the “internet of things”, but with one major advantage: there’s no coding required."

have fun, learn coding, how to build cool systems and about the Internet of Things with ease! SAM Labs has the solution: wireless building blocks that allow you code, build and create in minutes!

"The [SAM] platform allows users to turn ideas into apps in a few minutes, not hours." SAM wireless building blocks and app let you build your own devices.

from Twitter

Nikita Johnson on

Demo talk from @poweredbySAM - a friendly way to get to grips with electronics #edtech15

Awesome little Box that opens automatically, lights up and plays sound every time a Tweet comes in. Made with cardboard, glue, tape, a wireless SAM servo and 2x wireless SAM Lights. Programmed in the drag-and-drop SAM app.

Make dreams! Start with creating a long triangle of kitchen foil and slide it into a kitchen roll. Now cut a circle from paper and decorate it with colours and shapes. Attached a SAM Motor to the circle and attach it to the kitchen roll so that you see your decorated circle through your kaleidoscope. Connect the SAM Motor wirelessly in the SAM app, and start dreaming!

Make dreams! Start with creating a long triangle of kitchen foil and slide it into a kitchen roll. Now cut a circle from paper and decorate it with colours and shapes. Attached a SAM Motor to the circle and attach it to the kitchen roll so that you see your decorated circle through your kaleidoscope. Connect the SAM Motor wirelessly in the SAM app, and start dreaming!

Build your own games! Create colourful characters from coffee-cups. Use a stick for the fishing rod, some rope and a paper clip to create a hook. Add arms, a face and a little loop on the top of its head. Pick your champion, put a SAM Motor with a wheel underneath your cup and a SAM Servo under another. Connect everything in the app, set the timer for one minute and GO! The first one to catch their crab with the fishing rod wins!

Build your own games! Create colourful characters from coffee-cups. Use a stick for the fishing rod, some rope and a paper clip to create a hook. Add arms, a face and a little loop on the top of its head. Pick your champion, put a SAM Motor with a wheel underneath your cup and a SAM Servo under another. Connect everything in the app, set the timer for one minute and GO! The first one to catch their crab with the fishing rod wins!