Robots for kids
As coding skills move from school to home, parents often buy cool robot kits for their kids in the hope that the robot will spark their child’s interest in STEM concepts. To be even more encouraging, Makeblock designed and created a variety of robot kits, ranging from programmable, remote-controlled robots to entry-level coding toys. Whether you are looking for an enjoyable way to introduce your kids to STEM skills or you want to let them explore their creative side, there is a Makeblock robot for your kids.
When choosing a robot kit, consider your kids’ ages and interest levels. A beginner may enjoy something simple and easy, while school-aged kids who are experienced building things are more likely to enjoy remote-controlled multi-function robots. We’ve selected three innovative robots here to share with you.
Codey Rocky for Beginners
Codey Rocky is an entry-level coding robot designed for STEM education and suitable for children ages 6 and up. The combination of easy-to-use robotics hardware with graphical programming gives these children the opportunity to take their first steps into the world of coding.
With more than ten programmable electronic modules, including sensors, infrared receptors, LED displays, and more, Codey Rocky can be programmed to function in a wide range of enjoyable ways.
On top of that, Codey Rocky guides kids into the world of high-end technology with its built-in AI and IoT functionalities, giving them a competitive edge in the AI era. Codey Rocky can be programmed to design games that improve children’s abilities in creativity, art, music, and logical thinking.
Neuron for Inventors
Makeblock Neuron is a programmable, electronic, building-block platform that contains over 30 kinds of blocks with different functions. Kids can snap different blocks together, connect them to the software, and add accessories.
All projects can be operated and coded using Makeblock’s graphical interface mBlock and Neuron app, and even support third-party software like Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. Each Neuron unit can be software-independent, which means that kids can interact with their creations both online or offline.
Combined with intuitive, flow-based programming, Neuron enables creators at all programming levels to turn their ideas into reality and encourages them to build a variety of innovative gadgets.
mBot for DIY Makers
mBot is a STEM educational robot kit that supports three building forms: robot tank, three-wheel racing car, and a self-balance car. It is also an all-in-one solution to help kids learn to enjoy programming, working with electronics, and building robots.
The mechanical body of the mBot is compatible with the Makeblock platform and most of the Lego parts, while its electronic parts are developed based on the Arduino open-source ecosystem. mBot is all about fun and creativity. 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 you can see, the robots teach creativity and hands-on skills. Now you, too, can enjoy playing with your kids and their robot kits!
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