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Introduction to Robotics

Lemon Educational Kit

Lemon, is an educational kit for introductory modeling, mechanics, electronics, and programming courses, that enables learners to engage with all these concepts while enhancing their computational and design thinking skills.

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Lemon is a robotics education kit that allows beginners to improve their knowledge of mechanics, electronics, 3D design and programming while building 3 biomietic robots. It helps developing students understanding of robotics and computer sciences while also guiding their discovery of the procedure of building a robot. It serves as an introductory kit, focusing on a spesific element in each model. Our proposed educational kit Lemon is aiming to teach all beginners in robotics how to design, assemble and program robots, using laser cutting, Raspberry Pi Pico, servos, and thonny. The kit consists of 3 models that were designed with respect to the stages of evolution in the nature. In each stage new and advanced abilities are added to the model resulting in the acquirement of new knowledge by the learner regarding mechanics, electronics, design, and/or programming. The learners get to experience using new systems and abilities by testing them in each subsequent model and in each stage, a new robot that resembles a more advanced organism in the animal kingdom is built by the learner.

Technicalities: Robotics and Education

Technology is ubiquitous and integrated into every aspect of our lives. This newly accelerating integration of technology in our lives is causing a rapid change in our traditional way of living. Although the world is rapidly changing, public education has maintained almost the same system since its introduction to the world. Though educational reform efforts have been made around the world, the trouble lies in the fact that the majority of schools are trying to prepare students for the future by continuing what was done in the past. In the last few years, there was a prodigious increase in the implementation of robotics in our lifestyles and yet the adaptation required in the education systems around the globe was not as effective as is necessary. An example of these inefficient integrations is the STEM curriculums presented in schools, also known as the “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” curriculums however these usually do not include an elaborative comprehension of robotics as a whole. As robots are a combination of hardware and software, and the two concepts are closely related, it is exceptionally complicated for beginners to fully understand either one of these subjects in the absence of the other, making it extremely challenging for beginners to build robots, and students to learn about in simple courses about electronics or mechanics.

3 Subsequent Models

Lime: Learn the details of 3D Modeling

“Lime” Lime is the very first bioinspired model available in the Lemon Kit. It primarily focuses on 3D designing. It has 2 points of rotation, and is made out of 1.5mm sheets. In this model all the vital tools of the fusion 360 interface are put to use, as well as practical knowledge required for manufacturing-- operating a laser cutter for example. Basic woodworking techniques are also taught. This includes how to make flex cuts, finger joints, and how to come up with others-- such asdovetail joints.

Satsuma: Get to know more about electronics

“Satsuma” Satsuma is the second robot in the Lemon Kit and it is modeled after a turtle. It has 5 points of rotation. It integrates the 3d model and the electronics with a practical and creative design. It also is a blank canvas for your imagination and artistic skills. It builds upon the skills users have learned previously in the Lime robot by utilizing flex cuts and finger joints.

Lemon: Code Code Code!

“Lemon” The final project of the Lemon Kit is "Lemon", the robotic dog. As the final robot of the kit, it requires all the knowledge culminated over the other models to be able to successfully complete it. It utilizes the electronics of Satsuma and the 3D design skills of Lime. Lemon is much more focused on programming when compared to the others, since it requires complex kinematic algorithms to function. It features 12 points of rotation that it uses to walk in a biomimetic motion. After finishing this model learners would have learned all the basic applications of programming, electronics and 3D modeling to use for any future projects.

About Us


We are a community established in ideaLab, the Fablab of Hisar School, in 2013. Our aim is to guide and support all students in our school in developing projects in different fields of computer science.

During the annual Hisar Coding Summit, which builds upon the concept of a learning community in CS and further develops students’ initiative, we proudly hosted more than 450 participants and many speakers who were the pioneers of their fields in science & technology.

We have developed many projects in the fields of artificial intelligence, programming, robotics, design, and education; many of which were published at IEEE and HCII (Human Computer Interaction International) conferences. We would like to present to you our Lemon Robotics project, one of the projects we are working on currently.

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