Robot Kits for Kids : mBot | Makeblock - Global STEAM Education Solution Provider
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
mBot, the adorable global sensation that helps children get smarter as they play
From the outset mBot, with its big adorable eyes and cute smiley face, has enthralled more than 4.5 million children worldwide. mBot is an educational playmate for children learning to build and program, and an excellent educational aid for teachers in STEAM [1] lessons. It is also a frequent heavyweight contender at large robot competitions, such as MakeX. mBot gets children to engage both their hands and their brain, encouraging them to exercise their interdisciplinary abilities while allowing them to experience the endless fun of creation at the same time.
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 a variety of add-on packs and more than 500 parts on the Maker’s Platform to build a variety of imaginative shapes. During construction, they will learn about the principles of electronics and mechanics and lay the foundations for understanding robots. mBot is also compatible with LEGO bricks meaning gameplay can continue to grow over time.
3D building tutorials improve children’s spatial intelligence
mBot uses modular design. The electronic modules and mainboard interface are colour coded so that the corresponding colours can be connected easily. All you need to get building is a screwdriver. We have also designed a 3D Construction Guide with simply worded instructions, that takes children through the complete step by step, and helps build their spatial intelligence.
3D Construction Guide in the Makeblock App.
With 3 intelligent control modes, controlling mBot is easy
Do you need to avoid obstacles ahead? Or follow the line using a fancy walk? Then flex those fingers, because mBot is ready to go! It comes with 3 preset control modes: ① Obstacle avoidance mode, mBot can automatically sense an obstacle ahead and change its path in time to avoid it; ② Line-follow mode, mBot can travel freely along various black and white lines; ③ Manual control mode, children can use the remote control or the Makeblock app to program mBot directly and explore its countless other possibilities.

Obstacle Avoidance Mode

Line-follow Mode

Manual Control Mode

A variety of additional programming software supports children, helping them become experts from scratch
The Makeblock App is a piece of powerful operating software. It enables children to control their mBot at the touch of a button, or combine the preset control settings any way they choose. mBot is even simple enough for children who have not yet learnt to read. Do you want to explore more complicated functions? Try mBlock 3 block-based programming. By simply dragging, dropping, and combining command blocks, just like building blocks, children can control mBot’s every move and create their own personal robot.
                                                  

One Click to Control          Factory Preset Controls        Block-based Programming

                                                  

One Click to Control            Factory Preset Controls       Block-based Programming

                                                  

One Click to Control            Factory Preset Controls         Block-based Programming

One Click to Control

Factory Preset Controls

Block-based Programming

Gamification makes learning programming endless fun
The mBolck Blocky gamified learning app makes learning and playing one and the same. The mBolck Blocky has designed game levels which are easy to understand and learn from, each new level adding to a child’s programming knowledge. Mr. Panda guides children through the app step by step, as they learn to program their mBot remotely, unlock different knowledge points, and master new programming skills one by one.

More Than 60 Themed Levels.

Intuitive Block-based Programming.

A Real Sense of Achievement.

Our large collection of teaching resources provides children with professional guidance on programming
On the official Makeblock Education site, there are hundreds of mBot case studies alongside examples of related teaching guides. Meanwhile mBot’s potential continues to grow as teachers from all over the world compile new teaching materials, which are now available in 10 languages including Chinese, English, French and German. Whether you’re a student, parent or educator, you are sure to find your ideal teaching resources on the Makeblock platform, so that you can learn and teach programming more easily.
Add-on packs are available for limitless fun

Six-legged Robot

With this add-on pack you can build your own “Beetle”, “Mantis” and “Crazy Frog”. Let’s get your six-legged robot moving!

Interactive Light & Sound

Experience the magic of light and sound by constructing your own “Lighting Chasing Robot”, “Scorpion Robot” and “Intelligent Desk Light” with mBot and the components in this pack.

Servo Pack

Make your mBot move with the Servo Pack. Put together a “Dancing Cat”, “Head-Shaking Cat”, or “Light-Emitting Cat” with your mBot and the components in this pack.

Guard the blue planet as an envoy of justice
Don’t have anywhere to show off your new skills? The MakeX Robotics Challenge [1] allows children to compete alongside other young makers from around the globe. During the MakeX Blue Planet Competition, participants must combine their skills in using sensors, programming and rapid robot modification, to design an mBot that will eradicate global pollution and complete the mission of protecting the blue planet.
In the 2018 competition season alone, more than 2,500 competitors and 1,000 instructors participated in the MakeX-Blue Planet Competition. They came from 17 countries and regions, covering 4 continents!
[1] The Make X Robotics Challenge is an international robotics event originating in China, with STEAM education at its core.
Travel the world with mBot
mBot is one of Makeblock’s star products and is well-known on the global STEAM education market where it has garnered an excellent reputation. To date mBot has enabled more than 1,000,000 children around the world to access STEAM education.
mBot products are accredited by the Finnish education standards agency, Kokoa, and mBot is the first educational robot in China to receive this prestigious international accreditation.
mBot is also the proud winner of the American Family Choice Award. For 22 years, the Family Choice Award has been the most coveted, family-friendly, consumer award programme in the United States.