As a background, I'm since today working as an educator & tech lab support at our local university of applied sciences. I'll be mainly teaching computer science related subjects and project management to the becoming engineers.
Right before going to another appointment, my new boss gave me a vague task: The university would like to donor a few of "something" to the city library to hopefully raise more interest in STEM in youngsters around ~12-16 years. This would be one step in trying to secure that we have enough students (and the right ones) also in the future. This "something" would ideally be available for loans, similarly as books. Next waypoint for those still interested would be the local Makerspace community.
If you (or your kids) would be able to borrow "something STEM-related with proper start instructions and online material" for 2-4 weeks from a library, what could it be?
A robotic arm, a rover, ...?
How to program it, from own PC/tablet/phone, what language?
I don't want to put too many constraints as of now, but obviously this "something" would need to be sturdy enough and have as few pieces as possible (i.e. forget separate resistors, leds etc.).
Looping @Ken Gracey
In addition to hopefully solving this task, I'll try to sneak in some Propeller-boards into the tech lab, in addition to all the rPi's and Arduinos :-)