Premier Farnell has confirmed a distribution agreement with Leeds-based educational robotics company BinaryBots to distribute its range of STEM products through Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in the Americas and element14 in Asia Pacific.
BinaryBots specialise in developing educational robot starter kits to help teachers make Physical Computing and core STEM principles simple and fun for children aged eight years old and above. With a strong focus on accessibility and affordability, their products include a ‘Cardboard2Code beginners range, and the more advanced Planet Totem range of mechanical animals which can be programmed to respond to a variety of real world actions.
Everything required to develop a BinaryBots robotics kit comes in the box, including a BBC micro:bit, step-by-step instructions and online videos, and lesson plans which are mapped to the UK National Curriculum for Computing and STEM (KS2 & KS3). BinaryBots are also compatible with the Raspberry Pi.
Chris Burgess CEO and Founder of BinaryBots states: “Our crusade as a business is to give every child in the world the opportunity to learn coding and robotics, being joined on that crusade by Premier Farnell is fantastic and I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together with STEM robotics.”
Hari Kalyanaraman, Global Head of Single-Board Computing and Emerging Business for Premier Farnell and Farnell element14 added: “Physical computing and digital literacy are playing an increasingly key role in preparing young people for the modern world. BinaryBots’ innovative range of robotics kits provide new ways for children to engage with STEM, and add to Premier Farnell’s extensive range of educational products. As a Leeds-based business we’re delighted to be working with them and bringing their products to a global market.”
BinaryBots are available from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in the Americas and element14 in Asia Pacific.