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04 January 18

Dash along to Bett 2018!

Dash along to Bett 2018!
Robotics for all ages will be on show when Rapid Education starts its year at Bett 2018, the UK's leading educational technology event, at ExCel London from January 24-27.

From the familiar faces of NAO and Pepper to new kids on the block Dash and Dot, we will have a wide spectrum of robotics, programming and coding bases covered on stand D420, along with 3D printing, Micro:bit, the best of our STEM products and the launch of two exciting new initiatives. Our long-standing partnership with VEX EDR and VEX IQ will enter the next chapter with the reveal of V5, an all new control system and programming software that will provide an advanced robotics experience, catering for beginners and advanced users with both drag-and-drop and C++ text-based programming.

We will also be launching the drone racing STEM secondary challenge Airgineers. The objective of this new challenge is for students to design, build and fly their own radio controlled drone. The challenge has two classes, one in which the drones are assembled in kit form and the other, the Micro Class, where manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, CNC milling and laser cutting are used to assemble the drone. At Bett it is possible we will be 3D printing one or two!

It's also a first chance to have fun with Dash and Dot, a cute pair of robots that are designed to help children at KS1 and KS2 start their coding journey. We are also excited to be demonstrating small form, low-cost robots such as
Ozobot, Edison and the BBC micro:bit-powered Bit:Bot, all of which provide versatile educational platforms.

2018 is the Year of Engineering and Bett is a great way to get it underway. The Rapid stand is always an inspiring hive of activity, with visitors attracted to our VEX demonstrations and the chance to meet NAO and Pepper. Delegates who come to our stand this year will be able to qualify for a 10% discount on their next Rapid order.

We look forward to seeing you on Stand D420! For a taste of what's in store see our video preview below.

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