Entry-level educational robot kit
mBot is a STEAM education robot for beginners, that makes teaching and learning robot programming simple and fun. With just a screwdriver, the step by step instructions, and a study schedule, children can build a robot from scratch and experience the joys of hands-on creation. As they go, they will learn about a variety of robotic machinery and electronic parts, get to grips with the fundamentals of block-based programming, and develop their logical thinking and design skills.
Easy to build
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Easy to build
The user-friendly design and clear visual instructions make assembling mBot easy. Each electronic module is color-coded according to its matching connector on the mainboard for effortless connection. We have also designed a 3D building manual to free children from verbose descriptions and help them to learn how to build step by step. Meanwhile, children get to know the mechanical structure and develop spatial intelligence.
Leveling up coding skills through gameplays
Round 1 – Playing with the controls
There are two ways in which you can direct mBot without the need for programming. 1. Open the Makeblock App. With one click you can use the remote control driving function, voice control or the “Draw and Run” function. 2. Use the Makeblock Bluetooth Controller to control mBot. There are 15 buttons and 2 joysticks, making its operation smooth and easy. Positive experiences operating the robot can help children form a bond with mBot quickly, and further stimulate their interest in programming.
Round 2 – Gamified learning
Together with the mBlock Blockly App, program your mBot to unlock coding skill by simply dragging and dropping the command blocks. Your mBot answers your commands to accomplish game tasks, making learning and playing one and the same.
Round 3 – Advanced programming
Want to learn more skills? Try mBlock. Simply drag and combine command modules like building blocks to control the movements of mBot. You can also switch to Ardunio C text-based programming with one click, to continue advancing your skills. If you want to wirelessly link mBot to your computer, you can use the Makeblock Bluetooth Dongle to speed up the programming.
3 pre-set control modes
mBot has three built-in control modes including obstacle avoidance mode, line-follow mode, and manual control mode.
Create a wide range of different shapes with mBot’s flexible body
mBot has 4 expansion ports, and can connect to more than 100 kinds of electronic modules. Children can use add-on packs and Makerspace platform to build a variety of imaginative works. mBot is also compatible with other building bricks meaning gameplay can continue to grow over time.
Powerful resource library for STEAM learning and teaching
On the Makeblock Education website, an ample amount of mBot cases and corresponding teaching guides are available. Together with textbooks in more than 30 languages, mBot is suitable for promoting STEAM education worldwide.
Gear up for the MakeX Robotics Competition
Children can also participate in the MakeX Robotics Competition and fight with their mBots to win the final bonus pool. In 2019, MakeX attracted 10,000 teams from 60 countries participating.
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