SAM Labs are easy and engaging app-enabled, programmable blocks consisting of inputs and outputs that each have a function of their own.

By connecting the physical blocks to the SAM Space app or Google’s Workbench, every block sequence can accomplish a new solution - press a button to turn on a light, or use a light sensor to activate an alarm. Take learning further by integrating micro:bit with SAM Labs in the new Learn to Code Kits.

Discover the fun in coding by connecting software and hardware with step-by-step lesson plans that make learning about coding an accessible, experimental, and fun interactive experience.

Discover the fun in coding and creating

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Connecting physical SAM Labs blocks to the SAM Space app with the simple touch of a button opens a new world of engineering and programming by visualizing and coding in a simple and intuitive way. Use visual drag-and-drop, flow-based coding with SAM Space, and progress to Google’s Workbench with SAM blocks and micro:bit!

By combining highly engaging software with physical Bluetooth-enabled blocks, students can become engineers and programmers by visualizing and coding in a simple and intuitive way.

Every Bluetooth-enabled block can connect to the other blocks to perform a different function – press a button to turn on a light, use a light sensor to activate an alarm, and more!

Take SAM Labs a step further using Learn to Code Kits that integrate Google’s Workbench and micro:bit. Allow students to progress from flow-based coding in SAM Space, to block-based coding with more versatility using Workbench.

Share student work from their devices or model projects using the SAM Space app on any external PC or SMART Board. Model projects and engage in whole class learning on an external PC or SMART Board with iQ with Windows, or share student work from their devices to any SMART Board with iQ through screensharing. SAM Labs lesson plans and student worksheets can be imported into SMART Learning Suite Online.

Coding apps for any ability

Intuitive, flow-based or block-based apps for any level

Easy to use wireless Bluetooth electronics

Effortless pairing at the push of a button

Cloud accounts and offline modes

Use SAM Space outside of the classroom

Content for teachers, by teachers

Step-by-step lesson plans aligned to curriculum standards with teacher slides and student workbooks. Continue exploring ideas for your makerspace, visit: https://samlabs.com/pages/teaching-materials

Discover what’s possible.

Mix coding with science! Have your students use SAM Labs to code a project to help them make observations during your Phase Change unit.

Properties of Matter

  • During your Phase Change unit, have students set up an automatic camera for observations. To do this, use Camera Blocks and Time Trigger blocks. Have students set each timer trigger one minute apart.
  • Then, place an ice cube on a plate and have the students position their devices in such a way that the camera is pointed at the area where the ice cube can be viewed easily.
  • Since the trigger blocks and camera blocks are connected, the camera will automatically take photos of the ice cube throughout the day. Have students review the photos and observe what happens when heat is applied to the ice cube during the day.
  • Challenge! Debug the code. How do you know if the camera has taken a picture? Add sound to be sure.

Drive student achievement, and career readiness.

Introducing iBlocks, a cross-curricular, holistic learning approach by structuring your learning content with a primary and secondary subject focus. But because iBlocks are also customizable and expandable, these foci can change to suit your school’s needs, should you choose to tailor your iBlock.

We Help Educators Succeed!

Boost your classroom technology skills to engage your students and improve instruction with Teq’s Online Professional Development platform, now known as OTIS for educators. SCROLL DOWN for a sample course.

SAM Labs Basics

Do you believe that STEAM learning should be fun and engaging? If so, say hello to SAM Labs. SAM Labs kits are packed with electronic blocks that wirelessly connect to an app so students can create a variety of unique projects.

Getting Started with SAM Labs STEAM Kit

Equipped with exclusive bonus blocks, a variety of sensors, wheels, buttons, and attachments, SAM Labs STEAM Kit helps take creativity and engineering to the next level. Join us as we show you how to get making with the STEAM Kit!

We HelpEducators Succeed!

Boost your classroom technology skills to engage your students and improve instruction with Teq’s Online Professional Development platform, now known as OTIS for educators. SCROLL DOWN for a sample course.

SAM Labs Basics

Do you believe that STEAM learning should be fun and engaging? If so, say hello to SAM Labs. SAM Labs kits are packed with electronic blocks that wirelessly connect to an app so students can create a variety of unique projects.

Getting Started with SAM Labs STEAM Kit

Equipped with exclusive bonus blocks, a variety of sensors, wheels, buttons, and attachments, SAM Labs STEAM Kit helps take creativity and engineering to the next level. Join us as we show you how to get making with the STEAM Kit!

Discover what’s possible.

Mix coding with science! Have your students use SAM Labs to code a project to help them make observations during your Phase Change unit.

Properties of Matter

  • During your Phase Change unit, have students set up an automatic camera for observations. To do this, use Camera Blocks and Time Trigger blocks. Have students set each timer trigger one minute apart.
  • Then, place an ice cube on a plate and have the students position their devices in such a way that the camera is pointed at the area where the ice cube can be viewed easily.
  • Since the trigger blocks and camera blocks are connected, the camera will automatically take photos of the ice cube throughout the day. Have students review the photos and observe what happens when heat is applied to the ice cube during the day.
  • Challenge! Debug the code. How do you know if the camera has taken a picture? Add sound to be sure.

Drive student achievement, and career readiness.

Introducing iBlocks, a cross-curricular, holistic learning approach by structuring your learning content with a primary and secondary subject focus. But because iBlocks are also customizable and expandable, these foci can change to suit your school’s needs, should you choose to tailor your iBlock.

SMART Classroom Kit
by SAM Labs

A complete solution for full classroom instruction

Supports up to 30 students in a 3:1 setting

Includes 40 SAM Blocks plus accessories

40+ Curriculum-aligned lesson plans for coding and STEAM

SMART STEAM Kit
by SAM Labs

Ideal for small groups and makerspaces

Greater variety of blocks for student exploration

Supports up to 6 students

Includes 16 SAM Blocks plus accessories

40+ Curriculum-aligned lesson plans for coding and STEAM

SAM Labs Learn to Code
Kits with 10 micro:bit

Students join SAM on a journey through Cyberspace

Use Google’s Workbench to create programs with micro:bit

Provides teachers with the content & tools to deliver computer science with confidence

Learn, do, and reflect with links to real-world applications, building & debugging

Connect the dots between physical and digital with SAM Labs apps:

SAM Space

Main application for visual drag-and-drop programming. Cloud-based and offline modes with virtual blocks for when physical blocks aren’t available – include homework and outside class work! (iPad, Windows, Chromebook, Android) *multiple languages available

Google’s Workbench

Progress from SAM Space’s visual programming to your perfect Chromebook solution for block-based coding – the next step towards script-based language. Integrate with Learn to Code Kits that use micro:bit! (Chromebook, Chrome browser on Mac)