mBot is a low cost, easy-to-run robot kit for kids to get hands-on experience about graphical programming, electronics, robotics. It is an all-in-one solution for robotics learning and designed for STEM education.
Download the mBot instructions to see how to put together your robot.
mBlock is a graphical programming environment based on Scratch 2 Open Source Code that makes it easy to program Arduino projects.
Windows & Mac support now, download here http://mblock.cc/download/
We have created some lessons about graphical programming and robotics to help teachers or kids get started easier.
We suggest you start learning graphical logical programming with Scratch 2.0 The Adventures of Mike,then learn how to use Scratch2.0 to interact with mBot with the book mBlock Kids maker rocks with robots
Scratch 2.0 the adventures of Mike has nine chapters with different projects. Kids can explore the world of Scratch 2.0 by creating a lot of interactive stories, games and animation in the virtual world, aiming to help kids learn basic logical programming and know how the Scratch2.0 works. More resources about Scratch2.0 https://scratch.mit.edu/.
Kids maker rocks with the robots has twelve chapters with different projects. It can guide kids to enjoy fun of programming mBot in a lot of game scenes for learning graphic programming, electronics, robotics.
This video is talking about how to program mBot as a line following car.
The car will play the rhythm of the 1st sentence of the song Oh! Susanna: I come from Alabama with my Banjo on my knee...
This video tutorial is talking about how to program obstacle avoidance robot with mBot in mBlock.
Assemble the led face plate according to below illustrations. Then plug the face plate into port 1 of mCore.
Make sure you have done things below:
Write script below and double click to run.
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. The Arduino software
consists of a development environment (IDE) and the core libraries. The IDE is written in java and based on the processing development environment.
This video tutorial is talking about how to program mBot with C language.
This video tutorial is talking about how to use Arduino mode with mBot in mBlock.
mBot App is a free App that specifically designed for mBot robot. It’s an easy way for users to pair cellphone with mBot by Bluetooth, we could play with mBot immediately without programming and updating the firmware.What is mBot robot? mBot robot is a high cost performance, easy to run robot kit for students to achieve the STEM project. You could use Bluetooth to connect mBot with cellphone easily, the App has integrated main functionality of mBot, which contains motion control, automatic line-tracking, ultrasonic obstacle-avoiding, buzzer, RGB LED and so on.
With mBlockly, your mBot robot may perceive distance via ultrasonic sensors, mind its feet through line-tracking sensors, and be afraid of dark with its lightness sensor. Build short programs to let your mBot move or sing a little song when it is happy or sad.
Computers and cables are no more needed. Your iPad communicate directly with your mBot via Bluetooth.
mBlockly can read the status of iPad’s gyroscope, meaning that you may let your mBot dance by shaking the iPad or tilting it to each direction.
mBlock is a free modified version of Scratch2.0 developed by MIT Media Lab. Added some hardware-related blocks based on the original Scratch, mBlock enables users to read sensors, control motors and even the whole robot with ease.