Abacusan Stúdió

The Abacusan: Non-profit education organization, based in Budapest, Hungary. Experts in STEAM education based on robotics and digital tools. Trainings, education and family programs for all ages

Developing innovative STEAM curricula

Promoting inclusive education through:

  • individual learning paths
  • cooperation, creativity, self-reflection
  • combined development of strengths and weaknesses
  • a sense of progress and accomplishment for SEN children
International Programs
Building a European pedagogical network

Partnering on international programs, developing pedagogical methods and educational materials

Coordinating 4 Erasmus+ projects with 25 partner universities, for-profits and schools from 9 countries


Hands on education expertise

  • ArTec robot programming experts
  • Summer camps, courses, extracurriculars, skills and talent development
  • Icon based programming from age 5
  • Block based Scratch, Studuino and MakeCode for 8 to 14 year olds
  • Python programming starting at age 13
  • GE-sponsored charity program for teaching robotics at 100+ schools
Professional development for educators
  • Training and mentoring teachers
  • Supporting and consulting for schools
  • Introducing ArTec robotics and Abacusan Method in regular curricula
  • Supporting launch of teacher-driven projects and extracurriculars
  • Introducing cross-subject methodologies for literature, history and language learning

Robotics for the Inclusive Developement of Atypical and Typical children


Educational robotics for development of text comprehension and key competences, inclusive development of atypical and typical children, digital story telling and experience-based learning 

Robotics for the Inclusive Developement of Atypical and Typical Children

(2019-1-HU01-KA201-061275 )

In 2019, with the support of the Erasmus+ programme (2019-1-HU01-KA201-061275), we started the RIDE – Robotics for the Inclusive Development of Atypical and Typical Children curriculum development project, involving 7 organisations from 4 countries (Hungary, Spain, Italy, Romania), using ArTeC robots.  

The aim of this project was to develop and test a matrix of modules to support the development of 8-14 year olds in inclusive groups using robotics.  

The module matrix will support children in need of talent management or development in inclusive groups through a process consisting of 10 texts and 9 development areas, worksheets, ideas and inspirations, teacher guides, methodological aids and teacher training programmes in different areas.  

The teaching materials to be developed are based on the professional experience and good practice of Abacusan Studio, its own “Bring to Life!” toolkit.  


In 2021, we have been given the opportunity to continue the programme (2021-1-HU01-KA220-SCH-000029582) under the name RIDEX: Extended Robotics Solutions for the Inclusive Development of Atypical and Typical Children.   

The programme has involved organisations from two more countries (Austria and Turkey) and added three new languages (German, Slovak and Turkish), bringing the total number of development areas to 12. In addition, 10 more stories were developed and the 10 previous stories were translated into the new languages by the partners.   

Thus, at the end of the RIDEX programme, all 20 stories were available in 8 languages, with 12 development areas per story.  

As the project has become very important for the coordinator, Abacusan Studio, personally, and because of the positive feedback from schools, libraries and other institutions across Europe, we are considering a continuation. 


We have therefore applied again in 2023 for an even more specific continuation. As well as adding our partner in France and publishing 3 new stories, we have included Ukrainian alongside French to help facilitate integration where it is needed.  

This project is called RIDEBI – Robotics for the Inclusive Development of Children in Bilingual Learning Environments (2023-1-HU01-KA210-SCH-000165365) 


Marketplace of knowledge for Digital Education Methodology


In our international cooperation in the frame of Erasmus+ KA-226-SCH, launched in May 2021, we aim to develop a knowledge base of methodological and teaching materials and an interactive, freely usable and developable online framework, which will equip teachers with knowledge, ideas, adeptness with different methodologies and easy-to-use teaching materials in the difficult situation of COVID-19, while at the same time helping to forge a positive future out of what we can learn from COVID-19. The knowledge base puts a special emphasis on teaching children with learning difficulties and gifted children – while also leading toward new ways of pedagogy for the future, facilitated by digital solutions. 

The methodological materials developed within the framework of the project will help teachers in four areas: 

  • The online framework facilitates online education during and beyond COVID with easy-to-use functionality, new educationally focused features compared to the conference interfaces, and a freely enrichable collection of learning materials. 
  • A collection of methodological training materials to support teachers’ self-training in online, distance and blended learning, gamification, and the creation of new presentation materials (videos, animations). 
  • We provide developed lesson plans to help your students to manage their time effectively, learn, use digital tools safely, or even to apply creative digital art, algorithmic thinking and programming in a complex, cross-curricular way. 
  • With a collection of exercises, discussion topics and solution suggestions on internet safety, digital device use at home, and digital stress management at home, you can help your students’ parents to create a safer, more motivating environment for their children in the online space. 
„All the world’s a stage …- but what kind of World?”


In 22 months, four organisations from three nations, with the help of drama teachers and many young people, with their countless ideas, boundless optimism, openness and willingness to cooperate, and with the support of the Erasmus+ programme, have developed a new methodology. 

The project have been coordinated by Giving Hungary Foundation with the participation of Abacusan Studio. 

In the framework of the project:  

  • Interactive plays and performances were created reflecting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people  
  • Youth mentors involved in the multiplication of the practice were prepared in a joint training 
  • Methodological guidelines were written so that the methodology and practice developed could be used by other drama teachers and youth workers 

Educational robotics for development of text comprehension and key competences, inclusive development of atypical and typical children, digital story telling and experience-based learning 

The RIDE method

Innovative pedagogical method that connects educational robotics with literature and competence development

Digital puppet theatre of European youth literature 

Modular curriculum matrix for personalised learning paths  

Innovative tools for teachers to effectively develop students’ key competences:  

  • text comprehension 
  • algorithmic thinking 
  • spatial-visual processing 
  • collaborative skills 
  • creativity 

Task sheets, teacher guides, lesson plans, sample robots 

RIDE method has been developed and evaluated in cooperation with European educational organisations

Educational enterprises, universities, schools from 8 coutries of Europe (Austria, French, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey)

Supported by the Erasmus+ Program  

Experiences, best practices from our partners:

We are continuously expanding our partnership and welcome new organizations and countries

ArTeC Robotics

Colourful, modular robotics kit from Japan’s No.1 educational tool manufacturer

Why ArTeC robots?  

  • Arduino and micro:bit based
  • Flexible and variable (up to 8 motors and sensors simultaneously)
  • Extensible with ArTeC and Arduino parts
  • Building kits in 20 different colors
  • Fast to build
  • Scratch, icon and text based programming
  • Sensor testing interface
  • Continuous development
The RIDE robotic set
All that is needed to set the chosen story on a digital stage, are the RIDE Basic Set and a thematic building set.

RIDE Basic Set 
A fully assembled robotics set appropriate for any story. 
Contains all the necessary robotic parts and some building blocks (112 pcs).
RIDE Story Set 
Building set with all blocks needed to tell the whole story 
RIDE Scene Set  
Building set for transforming robots into digital puppets of a chosen scene

Continuing professional development (CPD) services

Erasmus+ KA1 short-term staff mobilities
  • Teacher trainings in Hungary, Spain or Turkey
  • Job shadowing in Hungary
  • Expert’s practice-sharing visit in European schools
  • Supporting and consulting for schools
Teacher trainings
  • Experience based trainings
  • Mentoring teachers following the training
  • Introducing Abacusan Method in regular curricula
  • Sharing international practices
  • Building pan-European network of educators
Curriculum development
  • Developing a RIDE method curriculum tailored to the needs of the school
  • Developing cross curricular, educational robotics-based activities
  • Supporting launch of ER based teaching practices
  • Pan-European cooperations under the umbrella of Erasmus+ KA2
Abacusan Methodological Centre
  • Well equipped training centre in the heart of Budapest
  • Experienced, qualified and helpful trainers
  • More than a decade of experience in accredited teacher training
  • Specialized on STEAM and educational robotics
  • Downloadable learning materials
  • Friendly atmosphere
Erasmus+ KA1 mobilities in 2024
  • Educational robots for inclusive skills development using the RIDE method
  • Digital storytelling, text comprehension development, literacy education – robot puppet theatre with RIDE method
  • Screen-free educational robots for immersing into different subjects
  • Digital animation, as tool for storytelling
  • Supporting the transition from kindergarten to school

Abacusan Educational Studio

Adress: Hungary, Budapest, 1193, Klapka utca 47.

Location: Hungary, Budapest, 1094, Páva utca 8. 2. floor 203.

E-mail: info@abacusan.hu

More contacts:

Istvan Buti



Sara Sugar

Pedagogical manager, ArTeC robotics specialist


VAT: HU24658535 (-2-43 hungarian form)