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mBot
Ideal robot for children to build and code

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.

mBot

Ideal robot for children to build and code

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.

Overview          Software          Manuals
Software

Pick any software that suits you and start learning!

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

Makeblock (app)

A standard app for controlling and programming Makeblock robots

3D Building Tutorials

Multiple Control Methods

Multiple Add-on Packs

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

mBlock Blocky

Game-based programming software for STEAM education

iOS9.0 or above

Game-based Learning

Scientific Knowledge System

Free Creative Mode

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

mBlock 5 (PC)

A powerful platform for coding designed for STEAM education

Based on Scratch 3.0

One Click to Arduino C

AI & IoT

Manuals

A quick-start guide to your mBot

Method 1. Read mBot Quick Start Guide
Helps you quickly get to grips with mBot, get started on your programming education, and explore mBot’s rich gameplay.
Method 2. Read mBot Construction Manual
You can also download the Makeblock App and click on the in-app “Construction Manual” to see a 3D construction tutorial.
Method 3. Download mBot + mBlock 3 Quick Start Guide to read through
With 24 interesting mBot case studies children can get started quickly, learn to program faster, and access a variety of cool functions

Click here to view more mBot case studies

Specifications

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Know your mBot through its technical details

Product

mBot

Product properties

Entry-level educational robot kit

Age

8+

Assembly needed?

Yes

Main Control Board/ Chip

ATmega328

Sensors

Light Sensor, Button, IR Receiver, Ultrasonic Sensor, Line Follower Sensor

Other Programmable Modules

Buzzer, RGB LED ×2, IR Transmitter, Motor ×2

Connectivity

Bluetooth

Compatibility

Compatible with Makeblock Maker’s Platform and Lego bricks

Add-on Pack

Six-legged Robot Add-on Pack, Interactive Light & Sound Add-on Pack, Servo Pack, Perception Gizmos Add-on Pack, Variety Gizmos Add-on Pack

Power Supply

3.7V Lithium Battery

Dimensions

190×130×130mm (L×W×H) assembled

Weight

500g

FAQ

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

Q1: Can mBot connect directly to my phone via Bluetooth?

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

Q2: Does the coding software need to be purchased?

No separate purchase is required, you can download software from our website for free.

Q3: Does mBot come only in blue?
Currently it comes in blue and pink, you can choose
Q4: How long will mBot operate when it is fully charged?
Under follow-lines mode, it will operate for 10 hours when fully charged.
Q5: Does any warranty come with mBot? How long is the warranty period?
mBot comes with a warranty – for electronic parts, the warranty is for 6 months, while for electrical parts, the warranty is for 2 months. Other parts (structural parts, consumables and batteries), however, are not covered by any warranty but can be replaced if damaged.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

(Pre-sales Contact)

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I have purchased a mBot, but I have issues with its use.

Q1: Does mBot support both Bluetooth and 2.4G wireless connection?
1. mBot comes in two versions: mBot (Bluetooth) and mBot (2.4G). If you want to add 2.4G connectivity to your mBot (Bluetooth), you can do so by purchasing a 2.4G add-on module.

2. To add Bluetooth to your mBot (2.4G), purchase the Bluetooth add-on module. Note that only one of the wireless connections can be used at a time.

Q2: Why does mBot diverge from its path when going forward or backward?
There are three possible causes:
1. Check if the cable is pushing against one of the wheels. It will slow the speed of the wheel, causing the mBot diverge from its path.

2. Its battery charge is low. Replace the AA batteries or recharge the lithium battery.

Q3: My mBot is not able to avoid obstacles. How can I fix it?
1. Make sure that the Ultrasonic module is connected to Port 3 on the mCore board.

2. Double check if the Ultrasonic module is securely connected to the port. If it still fails to avoid obstacles, check if the wires or the module is damaged.

3. Ensure that the red indicator light on the Ultrasonic module is on. If not, reseat the module and ensure that it is securely connected.

4. By default, the lights on the mBot’s mainboard are green when in obstacle avoidance mode. If not, you are not in the correct mode. You can switch mode by pressing the black button on the mainboard or by using the IR remote controller.

Q4: When I tell my mBot to move forward or to the right, it moves backwards or to the left. How can I fix this?
Swap the place of the M1 and M2 interface cables that are connected to the motors. See if your mBot is now moving according to your controls.
Q5: Why can’t I control my mBot with the IR remote controller?
1. Check whether the IR remote controller’s batteries have sufficient charge.

2. Check that your mBot is running factory default settings. If not, please reset it to default by using the latest version of mblock 3.

3. The IR remote controller may not be functioning correctly. If the mBot’s indicator lights are not on when using the remote, please refer to Q6 below to troubleshoot it.

4.When the mBot is in IR remote control mode, the lights on the mainboard should be white. If not, it is not in the correct mode. You can switch the mode by pressing the black button on the mainboard or by using the IR remote controller.

Q6: How can I tell if my IR remote controller is broken?
Step 1: Make sure the IR remote controller is equipped with correct batteries.
Step 2: Turn on the camera of an Android-based phone.
Step 3: Aim the infrared light of the IR remote controller toward to the camera.
Step 4: Press a random button on the IR remote controller to see if a red light is emitted from the controller. If yes, the IR remote controller is functioning.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

(After-sales Contact)