mBot Ranger | Makeblock - Global STEAM Education Solution Provider
mBot Ranger
Multiform land explorer
mBot Ranger is an advanced version of mBot, that comes with 3 preset forms, for three times the fun! From construction and operation through to programming, Ranger allows children to receive STEAM education in a simple and fun way. Ranger also gets children started on robot programming, advancing with them as they grow and develop their problem solving abilities.

mBot Ranger

Multiform land explorer
mBot Ranger is an advanced version of mBot, that comes with 3 preset forms, for three times the fun! From construction and operation through to programming, Ranger allows children to receive STEAM education in a simple and fun way. Ranger also gets children started on robot programming, advancing with them as they grow and develop their problem solving abilities.
Tackle any terrain with Ranger’s 3 preset forms
mBot Ranger includes approximately 100 mechanical parts and electronic modules. There are 3 preset forms: the tank-like Off-road Land Raider, the three-wheel racing car Dashing Raptor, and the Self-balancing Nervous Bird. No matter whether it’s a muddy track or a challenging arena, mBot Ranger can conquer any terrain.

All-terrain Off-road Land Raider
Adventure awaits! Climb, roll and avoid obstacles as you enjoy the incredible outdoor performance of the Off-road Land Raider!

Super Speedy Dashing Raptor
The highly advanced Dashing Raptor, with super-speed and intelligent line following abilities, is your trusty companion in any competition. It will keep pace with you all the way, as you race to glory!

Self-balancing Nervous Bird
Cute to look at and nimble on its wheels, the Self-balancing Nervous Bird makes for an exciting and engaging playmate for children.

With multiple integrated functions, Ranger is the ideal companion for children as they explore the world
mBot Ranger integrates six types of sensor including: Light sensor, Temperature sensor, Sound sensor, Ultrasonic sensor, Line Follower sensor and Gyroscope. This broad range of sensors allows Ranger to perform a variety of functions including data collection, line following and obstacle avoidance. Children can also use Ranger to work on interesting projects, such as traversing the Antarctic to assist with scientific research!
In February 2018, mBot Ranger helped students from Portuguese and Bulgarian schools to undertake and successfully return from an Antarctic data collection expedition.
Learning to program is like playing a game – you improve with every level you pass

Round 1 - Playing with the controls

There are two ways in which you can direct Ranger 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 Remote Controller to control Ranger. 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 Ranger quickly, and further stimulate their interest in programming.

Note: The Bluetooth Remote Controller is sold separately.     Find out more >

Round 2 - Gamified learning

The mBlock Blockly App integrates block-based programming knowledge into a game with lots of enjoyable levels. It features a guide called Mr. Panda, who shows the child how to program their remote control Ranger, and guides them through each game level. At each stage they can unlock new knowledge points and thus gradually master programming skills.

                                                                                     

More Than 60 Themed Levels.           Intuitive Block-based Programming.          A Real Sense of Achievement.

Round 3 -Block-based programming and advancing your skills

Want to learn more complex skills? Try mBlock 5 (PC). Simply drag and combine command modules like building blocks to control the movements of Ranger. You can also switch to Ardunio C[1] text-based programming with one click, to continue advancing your skills. If you want to wirelessly link Ranger to your computer, you can use the Makeblock Bluetooth Dongle to speed up the programming.

Note: The Makeblock Bluetooth Dongle is sold separately.      Find out more >

[1]: Arduino C is a text-based programming language based on Arduino (one of the world’s most popular pieces of open source hardware). Using Arduino C you can create complex projects.

Learning to program is like playing a game – you improve with every level you pass

Round 1 - Playing with the controls

There are two ways in which you can direct Ranger 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 Remote Controller to control Ranger. 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 Ranger quickly, and further stimulate their interest in programming.

Note: The Bluetooth Remote Controller is sold separately.

Find out more >

Round 2 - Gamified learning

The mBlock Blockly App integrates block-based programming knowledge into a game with lots of enjoyable levels. It features a guide called Mr. Panda, who shows the child how to program their remote control Ranger, and guides them through each game level. At each stage they can unlock new knowledge points and thus gradually master programming skills.

  • More Than 60 Themed Levels.
  • Intuitive Block-based Programming.
  • A Real Sense of Achievement.

Round 3 -Block-based programming and advancing your skills

Want to learn more complex skills? Try mBlock 5 (PC). Simply drag and combine command modules like building blocks to control the movements of Ranger. You can also switch to Ardunio C[1] text-based programming with one click, to continue advancing your skills. If you want to wirelessly link Ranger to your computer, you can use the Makeblock Bluetooth Dongle to speed up the programming.[1]: Arduino C is a text-based programming language based on Arduino (one of the world’s most popular pieces of open source hardware). Using Arduino C you can create complex projects.

Note: The Makeblock Bluetooth Dongle is sold separately.

Find out more >

Powerful expansion capabilities turn imagination into action
Ranger’s mainboard is equipped with 10 extension interfaces, which can connect to more than 100 electronic modules to achieve a broad range of functions. Choose an add-on pack and more than 500 kinds of mechanical and electronic parts on the Maker’s Platform to build a variety of Ranger forms. In the process of building, children using Ranger will develop a preliminary understanding of robots, and exercise creative thinking as their ideas become reality.
  • Compatible with Maker’s Platform
  • Compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Compatible with LEGO bricks

Laser Sword Add-on Pack

Transform mBot Ranger into a laser sword to recreate your very own movie effects.

Variety Gizmos Add-on Pack

Includes: 6 expansion cases for mBot and 2 for mBot Ranger. The cases are enriched for motion control and appearance, for both mBot and mBot Ranger.

mBot Ranger Case: Sunflower, Magic Stick.

Perception Gizmos Add-on Pack

Includes: 5 expansion cases for mBot and 2 for mBot Ranger. The cases have numerous sensor applications and are ideal for learning about electronics.

mBot Ranger Case: Roly-poly, Music Box

Play with your child and grow together
Ranger’s cool and ever-changing form has gripped children, both young and old, all over the world. With systematic teaching materials, parents can explore with their children, and work side by side with them to overcome difficulties and relish the joys of success. Children can also participate in the MakeX international robotics competition, where they can compete in round after round of fun and stimulating competition. It’s a challenge that constantly improves their programming, mechanics, and strategy skills. Competing as a team in the tournament is also a great way for children to build friendships and learn.
The supporting materials available are also suitable for classroom teaching. For those who have specific needs, Makeblock also provides customised teaching programs to contribute to improved standards of education.
For customised teaching programs: sales@makeblock.com