I am an ICT teacher based in Asia and we want to create a robotics high school elective class.
Does Pololu have much customers in the education field?
I am aMAZEd by the maze solving capabilities of the 3pi.
I wonder, is the 3pi capable of winning regional or national high school competitions? I hear that high schools and universities in Thailand are quite good at winning line following competitions, but I am not so sure about maze solving. I have not personally seen it done at high schools here locally. Are there much maze competitions done at US high schools?
As background: I have many years of experience with robots from inex.co.th as well as the Arduino Starter Kit. However, none of these are good enough to win competitions of the sort I have discovered today at pololu.com. Now, since I work at a private school, buying equipment for an elective classroom should somehow return the investment made, either in learning outcome for the students and/or improving the schools competitiveness.
Please let me know what you think.