What is Starter Robot Kit?
Starter robot kit, as its name shows, is a start for you to dip your toes in the water of the robotics and maker world. With a set of beginner-friendly instructions, it takes you step-by-step on learning robotics, electronics and programming.
• Excellent choice for beginners to learn electronics, graphic programming Scratch, and Arduino programming.
• Build a robot tank or a three-wheel robot car.
• Easy wiring, no soldering required.
• Three versions provided: Bluetooth version, IR version, and No Electronic version.
Enhanced Hands-on Ability
With heavy-duty mechanical parts, easy-to-use electronic modules like Me Orion, ultrasonic sensor, IR receiver (Bluetooth module), you can get an enhanced hands-on experience on building a robot tank or a three-wheel robot car that is programmable.
Easy but Powerful mBlock
Starter Robot Kits is fully compatible with mBlock which is a graphical programming environment based on Scratch 2.0 Open Source Code. It makes programming projects and interactive applications easier through simply dragging and dropping function blocks.
Support Scratch & Arduino Programming
Learning programming is way more fun when your code controls a robot. Based around an Arduino board, this kit will teach you all about programming a micro-controller board to control physical objects using sensors.
One Kit, Two Robots
Follow the detailed, beginner-friendly instructions to construct your choice of a robot tank or three-wheel robot car.
Three-wheeled Robot Car
The three-wheeled robot car is the other robot you can build with the starter kit. Two tyres and a caster wheel enable this three-wheeled robot car move smoothly.
Connecting 38 tracks together, this starter robot kit can be built as a robot tank. With the ultrasonic sensors on the deeper position, the robot tank will be able to detect obstacles timely and correspondingly change its direction to avoid collisions.
Modules in this kit all equipped with RJ25 ports for easy wiring. Just by connecting the modules together, robots can be built in a really quick way. All the wiring is simple and very clear.
Three Versions Provided
We provide three versions of this kit: Bluetooth Version, IR Version, No Electronic Version.
|Version Type||Scratch||Arduino||App Control||mBlock||IR Remote Control|
1) iOS 7 or above
2) Bluetooth®4.0 or above
*exclude iPad®1, iPad®2, iPhone®4 or below
1) Android™2.3 or above
2) Bluetooth®2.0 or above
|Software and programming||PC-mBlock; Tablet/Phone - Makeblock|
|Main Control Board||Arduino ATmega328P,32 KB flash memory, 2 KB SRAM, 1 KB EEPROM|
|Battery||6 x AA battery (not included)|
|Motor||2 x 186 RPM DC Motor|
|Dimensions||220 x 160 x 130mm(8.66 x 6.3 x5.12 inch)|
Starter IR Version Instruction (11.50 MB)
Starter BlueTooth Version Instruction (12.31 MB)
This instruction will show you how to put parts together.
mBlock is a graphical programming environment based on Scratch 2. Open Source Code that makes it easy to program Arduino projects.
Windows & Mac support now, Click the picture on the left side to download it.
Ultrasonic Sensor Schematic (115.0 KB)
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