UPDATED for 2016! The fischertechnik Education Robotics Competition set is the ideal, all-in-one option for anyone interested in the area of mobile robotics and robotic competitions. This set has been extensively revised and updated from previous versions, and now contains many all-new, state-of-the-art fischertechnik components. This includes a USB camera, a Gyro Sensor, 2 encoder motors, 3 ultrasonic distance sensors, a color sensor, an RR trail sensor, an XS motor, a photo-transistor, a photo-resistor, a reed contact, and an NTC resistor. This special set includes all of the components required to build each of the 20 different models found in both the Robotics: Advanced (17068), and ROBO TX Explorer sets, and it also includes a rechargeable Accu Set battery pack and charging unit. Among the 670 components included is the all new fischeretchnik TXT Controller. The TXT boasts many improvements over previous versions of the fischertechnik controllers, including a full color touch screen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability, a 500mHz dual processor, an integrated loudspeaker, USB host interface, a Micro SD card slot, and much more. A license of ROBO Pro, the easy-to-use graphic programming software especially created for fischertechnik’s robotic models, is also included. In addition, this set also includes hours of standards focused curriculum material, especially created for fischertechnik by noted educator and STEM expert, Tom White. Standards addressed by this curriculum include College and Career Readiness Standards for Math, Science, Reading and Writing, as well as NSES Content Standards, Standards for Technological Literacy, ISTE standards, and the Next Generation Science standards. The curriculum for the fischertechnik Education Robotics Competition Set comes in a convenient PDF format, with a separate version for the teacher that include all the necessary standards and instructional materials, as well as a version for dissemination to the students. The curriculum includes useful information on getting started with robotic competitions, along with activities addressing the following areas: Introduction to Programming, Introduction to RoboPro Software, Introduction to the TXT Controller, Flow Charts, Open Loop Programming, Closed Loop Programming, Digital Branching, Edge Triggered vs. Level Triggered, Combinational Logic, Analog Branching, Sub-Programs, Sensors: Digital Switch Sensors: Digital Phototransistor, Analog Sensors: NTC Resistor, Analog Sensors: Color Sensor Encoder Motors, Building the Control Panel and much more. The fischertechnik Education Robotics Competition Set is the ideal, turn-key, standards-focused solution for introducing students and homeschoolers to the fascinating world of mobile robotics. Comes packed in a sturdy plastic Gratnell’s storage box. Recommended 2 students per set.