Blending engineering and technology, this kit introduces students to the basic concepts of robotics. Students build simple designs like a robot that draws pictures on command or one that avoids obstacles using ultrasound. Once mastered, they move to more advanced functions like shooting a ball or picking up objects. Robots are constructed with interlocking pieces, along with a series of 4 sensors, 2 motors, a speaker, and a core controller. A visual, block-based coding format makes it easy to program machines. Control them in real time wirelessly or directly through USB. Requires 6 AA batteries (not included). Kit includes 306 pieces, a detailed 64-page manual with step-by-step instructions, and a free downloadable app on iOS or Android tablets and Windows PCs. Full content list and software requirements below. AA batteries required, not included. Recommended for Middle School and up.
Wireless App – Tablet required for app, smartphones are not supported. A 9.7" or larger screen is recommended. iOS devises must support Bluetooth 4.0 and be running iOS 8 or later. Android devices must support Bluetooth 4.0 and be running Android 5.0 or later.
Desktop App – Requires a Windows desktop or laptop PC with a USB 2.0/3.9 port and internet connection. System requirements: Windows 7 or higher; dual core processor, 2.4 GHz (i5 or i7 Intel processor or AMD equivalent); 4 GB RAM; 100 MB free hard drive space for the application files; 802.11g/n wireless (for laptops; WPA2 support required); 19-inch LCD monitor (for desktops).
- Building Components, Set of 296
- Ultrasonic Sensor, 1 Ea
- Light Sensor, 1 Ea
- Touch Sensor, 2 Ea
- Motors, 4 Ea
- CB1 Core Controller, 1 Ea
- Speaker/Sound Sensor, 1 Ea
- Teacher Manual, 1 Ea