Best Robotics Kits for High School Students

In this post, we’ve hand picked what we consider some of the best robotic kits for high school students. These are the best robotic kits for kids aged 14-18, and have been evaluated on the criteria that they provide a more complex introduction to robotics that teaching the programming (software) and circuits, mechanical assembly (hardware). These kits are a good introduction to the concept of a robot with programming interfaces to control the robots. These kits are for advanced learners looking to work on robotics. This list is ideal for parents or educators looking for robotic classroom activities! Check out what we consider the best robotics kits for high school students below:

SunFounder Smart Video Car Kit

  • Advanced robotic kit for ages 14+
  • An in depth review is available from us
  • Perfect robot kits for adults to learn Raspberry Pi (Compatible with RPi 4B/3B/3B+/2B/2B+, Raspberry Pi is NOT included), robotics, electronics and program
  • Wide-angle USB webcam for real-time image/video transmission.
  • Remote control with the UI on PC or on a web browser (mobiles, tablets…)
  • Guides and tutorials available for assembly, code available to program and control

PiCrawler AI Robot Kit

  • Advanced robotic kit for ages 14+
  • The PiCrawler is a flexible AI robot kit compatible with Raspberry Pi 4B, 3B, 3B+ and 2B (Raspberry Pi not included). Suitable for adults and teens, the PiCrawler is the ideal platform for learning robotics programming, OpenCV, TensorFlow and Deep Learning.
  • PiCrawler supports both Python and SunFounder Ezblock language. Ezblock is engineered with an intuitive graphical-user interface to allow beginners to quickly master robotics programming, and can provide remote control through a web interface.

ELEGOO Uno R3 Smart Robot Car Kit

  • Introductory Arduino microcontroller learning kit for kids with a robot car
  • Contains common robot sensors such as ultrasonic and line tracking
  • Kit teaches microcontroller programming and robotics
  • Easy to assemble and learn with instructions included for assembly and programming

ELEGOO Conqueror Robot Tank with Arduino UNO R3

  • Advanced robotic kit for ages 14+
  • Based on Arduino development, open resources and free, with rich learning resources use the Arduino to program and control the robot
  • DIY assembly and construction will help to cultivate children’s concentration and hands-on ability.
  • Graphical programming provide a special building block functions, and with a variety of functions of the car, stimulate children’s creativity and imagination.

Sphero BOLT: App-Enabled Robot Ball with Programmable Sensors + LED Matrix

  • Advanced robotic kit for ages 13+
  • Sphero BOLT is a programmable robot ball that you can drive and code, providing endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning
  • Packed with plenty of programmable sensors including a compass, light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, motor encoders, and infrared communications, along with an eye-catching and animated LED matrix, Sphero BOLT is paving the way for the next generation of coders
  • Program BOLT using javascript.

Pica Toys Wireless Remote Control Racing

  • Basic robotic kit for ages 13+
  • Make your own wireless control car, soldering not required using provided wire connectors
  • Detailed guide and instruction included
  • Safety tested, all wooden blocks are made of real wood organic without chemical finishing
  • Less advanced as programming is not required

Geeek Club Robot Nano Bots STEM Robotics Kits

  • Advanced robotic kit for ages 12+
  • Requires soldering, a good opportunity to learn this required skill for electrical & hardware engineers (good soldering kit not included)
  • Learn the basics of engineering, robotics, and machine design while having fun with our advanced robot STEM kit
  • Includes components for 7 Smart Nano Bots: 7 x printed circuit boards, building, and engineering components, simple instructions to bring your robots to life.

Makeblock mBot Ranger 3-in-1 Robot Kit

  • Advanced robotic kit for ages 12+
  • Powerful engines and extraordinary grip tracks make Ranger suitable for any terrain.
  • Kids can use Makeblock app to control Ranger and use Scratch or Arduino C programming language to program it.
  • Equipped with Me Auriga mainboard, Ranger robotics kit include various modules, such as ultrasonic sensor, line-tracking sensor, 2 light sensors, gyroscope sensor, 12 RGB LED, buzzer, temperature sensor, Bluetooth module.

Omni Directional Mecanum Wheels Robot Car Kit

  • Advanced robotic kit for ages 12+
  • The Macanum Wheels, or the Omni Wheels, feature a hub with rollers angled at 45 degrees to the axis of rotation. The wheels gives you the freedom to move the car forward, backwards, sideways, and diagonally.
  • The car is ideal for helping students learn Arduino programming from scratch.
  • Comes with all the accessories: The kit includes OSOYOO Mega 2560 board which is fully compatible with Arduino Mega560, OSOYOO ESP8266 WiFi shield, and basic tutorials with pictures, sample project codes, and step-by-step instructions.

We hope this list helped you find one of the best robotic kits for high school students. If you are looking for more beginner friendly robotic kits, consider checking out our best robotics kits for middle school students. For additional robotic learning opportunities, check out our collection of robotic learning opportunities for kids.

For more hardware programming oriented stem kits, consider checking out our best arduino microcontroller stem kits.

If you are an educator looking for classroom material, consider checking out our free robotic learning resources or Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy lesson plans.