Codey Rocky | Makeblock - Global Leader in STEAM Education Solutions
Codey Rocky
Write your first line of code

Codey Rocky combines hardware with software, allowing children to learn about programming while they play and create. Using mBlock, a software which supports both blocked-based and Pyhton programming, Codey Rocky takes children by their hands and leads them into the world of avant garde technology with its in-built AI and IoT functionalities, giving them a competitive edge in the AI era.

Codey Rocky

Write your first line of code

Codey Rocky combines hardware with software, allowing children to learn about programming while they play and create. Using mBlock, a software which supports both blocked-based and Pyhton programming, Codey Rocky takes children by their hands and leads them into the world of avant garde technology with its in-built AI and IoT functionalities, giving them a competitive edge in the AI era.

Overview          Software          Manuals
Software

Pick any software that suits you and start learning!

Still too young to read yet? What about just bossing Codey Rocky around, to start with?

Makeblock (app)

A standard app for controlling and programming Makeblock robots

3D Model Modelling Tutorials

Multiple Control Modes

Lots of Add-on Packs

Coding for the first time? Let’s warm up with a few games!

mBlock 5 (app)

A game-based app for robotics programming learning

Based on Scratch 3.0

Gamified Learning

Project-Based

Free Creativity Approach

Want to become a coding expert? One click switches to text-based programming!

mBlock 5 (PC)

A powerful tool for coding designed for STEAM education

Based on Scratch 3.0

One Click to Python

AI & IoT

Classroom Management Platform

Manuals

How to get to know Codey Rocky quickly?

Method 1. Read Codey Rocky Quick Start Guide

It can also be found in the Codey Rocky box.

Method 2. Read the example programs in mBlock

12 Codey Rocky example programs are included in mBlock; by selecting an example program, you will be able to see how the blocks can be assembled, giving you a quick idea on the logic thinking involved.

1. Open mBlock
2. Click the Menu button in the upper left corner of the screen and select Example Programs
3. Codey Rocky example programs
4. Program details

Method 3. Download Codey Rocky + mBlock 5 Quick Start Guide to read through

The many example programs at different levels, viz. beginner, intermediate and advanced, to find out new ways to create games.

Specifications

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Know your Codey Rocky through its technical details.

Product

Codey Rocky

Product properties

Smart Robot for Beginner Coding and AI Learning

Age

6+

Assembly needed?

No

Main Control Board/ Chip

ESP32 Chip

Programmable Modules

LED Display, Speaker, RGB LED Indicator, Buttons, Gear Knob, Voice Sensor, Light Sensor, 6-axis Gyroscope and Accelerometer, IR Transmitter, IR Receiver, Color Infrared Sensor, DC Geared Motor

Intelligent functionalities

Follow lines, intelligent avoidance of obstacles, chasing light, automatic anti-drop adjustment, colour recognition, somatosensory remote control, infrared communication

AI ready?

Yes

IoT ready?

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth / Wi-Fi / USB

Compatibility

Compatible with Makeblock Neuron and Lego bricks

Add-on Pack

No

Power Supply

950mAh lithium battery

Dimensions

102×95.4×103mm (L×W×H)

Weight

295g

FAQ

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I would like to buy a Codey Rocky, but I still have some concerns.

Q1: Can Codey Rocky connect directly to my phone via Bluetooth?

Yes, it connects directly with your phone or iPad via Bluetooth.

Q2: What does the Bluetooth Dongle do?

The official Bluetooth dongle of Makeblock allows wireless transmission between Codey Rocky and computers.

Q3: Does the Bluetooth dongle need to be purchased separately?
Yes, it does and Codey Rocky only works with the official Bluetooth dongle of Makeblock.
Q4: I have Bluetooth on my computer and mobile phone. Do I still need to buy a Bluetooth dongle?
1. Codey Rocky connects via a Bluetooth connection with mobile devices such as mobile phones and iPads so no Bluetooth dongle needs to be purchased separately;
2. However, the wireless connection between Codey Rocky and a computer requires an official Makeblock Bluetooth adapter, which needs to be purchased separately.
Q5: Does it support online debugging? Do I need to upload my programs first before Codey Rocky can run them?
Currently Codey Rocky will only run your programs after they have been written and uploaded to the device.
Q6: Is Codey Rocky controlled with Scratch? Does it recognise people's faces?
Supported by mBlock 5, which is developed on the basis of Scratch 3.0, not only does Codey Rocky allow you to code in building blocks but also in Python after switching with just one click. It features AI technologies such as face and voice recognition as well as deep learning.
Q7: Does the coding software need to be purchased?
Bundled with Codey Rocky are mBlock 5 programming software and Makeblock App, which are code learning software developed by Makeblock; no separate purchase is required.
Q8: Can Rocky operate without Codey?
Rocky is the carriage which takes Codey wherever it goes and will only operate when Codey sits on it.
Q9: How long will Codey Rocky operate when it is fully charged?
It will operate for 2 hours when fully charged.
Q10: Will previously purchased Makeblock sensors work with Codey Rocky?
Codey Rocky has a variety of built in sensors, which are sufficient to meet all the basic creative requirements. Compatible with the Makeblock Neuron, an electronic building block platform, Codey Rocky can have its functions expanded with Makeblock Neuron; however, other sensors are not supported.
Q11: Does Codey Rocky come only in white?
Currently it comes only in white.
Q12: Does any warranty come with Codey Rocky? How long is the warranty period?
Items Warranty period
Codey Rocky 1 year
Codey 1 year
Rocky 1 year
Lithium-ion battery 6 months
Motor 6 months
Color Sensor 6 months
Track 6 months
USB cable 6 months
Others (color card, sling, etc.) No applicable to this Limited Warranty. Makeblock only replaces the defective parts upon receiving.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

(Pre-sales Contact)

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I have purchased a Codey Rocky, but I have issues with its use.

Q1: I am unable to link it up with the Bluetooth dongle.
1. Line up Codey close to the dongle, which will automatically pair up with Codey. When the light on the dongle stops flashing, they will have paired up successfully;
2. Press the button on the dongle so that the light on the dongle flashes before lining up Codey close to the dongle. When the blue light on the dongle stops flashing, they will have paired up successfully.
Q2: Why does data burning fail?
1. Please ensure that your Codey Rocky is connected to your computer.
2. If the dongle is to be connected via Bluetooth, please check if the dongle is flashing; if it does, this means that the connection is unsuccessful, and you will need to restart the Bluetooth dongle;
3. If none of the above appears to be amiss, try to re-start the software and select an appropriate serial port (if there are several, please try them out one by one).
Q3: My laptop computer has a built-in Bluetooth. Can I connect my laptop to a Codey Rocky via its Bluetooth?
Codey Rocky connects wirelessly with a computer via the Bluetooth dongle of Makeblock. To ensure a good connection, Codey Rocky only supports connection via the Bluetooth dongle it officially recognises. Mobile devices such as mobile phones and iPads can be connected to via their built-in Bluetooth without a separate Bluetooth dongle.
Q4: Does it not support online debugging? Do I need to upload my programs first before Codey Rocky can run them?
Currently Codey Rocky will only run your programs after they have been written and uploaded to the device.
Q5: Why do I see a blank screen when opening mBlock 5?
There could be a problem with the driver of your graphics card, as mBlock requires opengl, so a graphics card driver of a lower version may return a blank screen. Please use the driver wizard to update the graphics card driver.
Q6: A pop-up error appears saying that the device has not been activated when I clicked to connect the device upon installation of the software.
Certain anti-virus and protection software might block mBlock software from connecting to ports. Such protection software should be turned off or disabled when running the alpha version of the software.
Q7: Warnings such as those below have appeared: “The version of the driver of your graphics card is too low. Please update your graphics card driver and try again."
1. Please update the driver of your graphics card to the latest version. You may wish to use a updating software similar to a driver wizard, or go to the official website and look for the latest graphics card driver.
2. If everything had worked before, this problem may occur if you open the software immediately upon turning on Codey Rocky, as the operating system has not been fully up and running. Troubleshooting: Reboot the mBlock 5 software.
Q8: How to restore Codey Rocky to its factory settings?
If Codey is damaged and cannot be restored by updating its firmware, you may try to restore its factory settings.
After the software and the device are connected to each other, select the device window below the Stage Area, then click the Settings button in the top right corner of the device field before selecting Restore to Factory Settings.
Q9: Why can't the IoT functionality be used?
The IoT functionality requires a connection to the Cloud. You need to register an account with mBlock, after which you can log into mBlock and start using the IoT functionality. Registration: Click the round icon in the top right corner of the software.
Q10: Where should I click to turn on the IoT functionality?
Q10: Where should I click to turn on the IoT functionality?
Q11: Would it be possible to engage with Codey Rocky in a conversation?
Codey Rocky does not have a voice recognition feature, so conversation with it is not yet possible. However, voice control is possible if it is bundled with the voice recognition module of Neuron.
Q12: Does the voice sensor detect whether there is sound or not?
It can detect sound volume.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

(After-sales Contact)