The default program of mBot has been optimized regarding this change. Users can check whether mBot is functioning using the onboard button.
What is mBot?
mBot is an all-in-one solution to enjoy the hands-on experience of programming, electronics, and robotics. Working with mBlock inspired by Scratch 2.0, connecting with computers or smart devices via Bluetooth or 2.4G (by different version), this easy-to-assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities for you to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
What's New? – Children Safeguard
Compared to the previous verison, mBot V1.1 comes with a casing specially designed for protecting main control board. Meanwhile, the casing is atomized to safeguard children's eyes from the glare of the onboard LED.
What's New? – Better Auxiliary Wheel
The ball omni-directional wheel of previous version is replaced by a mini nylon caster wheel that performs better when moving to any direction and dramatically reduces the little clack sound caused by a steel ball.
Contracted But Not Simple
Contains 38 assembly parts that can be assembled in 10 minutes and color-labeled RJ25 ports for convenient wiring, making sure more time can be spent on programming and creativity.
Drag-and-drop graphical programming software mBlock developed based on Scratch 2.0 provides a quick way to learn programming, control the robot, and realize multiple functions from the robot. Know more here.
Features of mBlock
Fun, and Fun
mBot is all about fun and creativity. It comes with various basic pre-assembled options, including obstacle-avoidance car, line-following vehicle, remote control car, and can be used in multiple games like balloon bursting game, soccer playing, sumo, and etc.
The mechanical body of the mBot is compatible with Makeblock platform and most of Lego parts, while the electronic parts of it is developed based on the Arduino open source ecosystem. This makes sure that the mBot has infinite extensibility, using any mechanical parts and electronic modules you need to turn it into your "dream robot".
Unique Curriculum System
To help teachers, parents, or children get started easier and faster, you will also find that we provide online manuals and two online courses that will be updated regularly. These online tutorials are developed and maintained by teachers, especially scratch teachers, at home and abroad. Know more here.
Bluetooth or 2.4G?
If you're trying to figure out the difference between Bluetooth version and 2.4G version, or your smart device cannot connect to mBot, please check the version of your mBot first. Here is comparison chart:
|Suitable||Individual users of family||Classroom|
|Host computer||Support Bluetooth||No|
|Pairing||Bluetooth Pairing||No pairing,the same technology
with wireless mouse
|Connection||Wireless connection with smartphones, tablets,
and PCs with Bluetooth capability
|Wireless connection with PC via 2.4G adapter|
1) iOS 7 or above
2) Bluetooth?4.0 or above
*exclude iPad?1, iPad?2, iPhone?4 or below
1) Android?2.3 or above
2) Bluetooth?2.0 or above
|Software and programming||mBlock(graphical) Mac, Windows, iPad mBlocky|
|Inputs||Light sensor, button, infrared receiver, ultrasonic ,sensor, line follower|
|Outputs||Buzzer, RGB LED, Infrared emitting, two motor ,ports|
|Microcontroller||Based on Arduino Uno|
|Power||3.7VDC lithium battery(charger on board) or four 1.5V AA batteries (not included)|
|Wireless Communication||Bluetooth(Bluetooth Version)|
|2.4GHz wireless serial(2.4G Version)|
|Dimensions||17 x 13 x 9 cm assembled|
|1 × Chassis||1 × mCore Case||1 × mBot Li Battery Shell|
|1 × Battery Holder||2 × Wheel||1 × Mini Caster Wheel|
|1 × Route Map||2 × Velcro||1 × Screw Driver|
|2 × 6P6C RJ25 Cable||1 × USB Cable||15 × Screw M4*8|
|4 × Brass Stud M4*25||8 × M3 Nut||6 × Screw M3*25|
|4 × Screw M2.2*9||1 × mCore||1 × Me Ultrasonic Sensor|
|2 × Motor||1 × Me Line Follower||1 × 2.4G Module|
|1 × IR Controller|
Shipping rates Australia wide
|Express Post*||Regular Post||Courier|
|Up to 500 gms||$9.79||$6.75||$15.99|
|Up to 3 kg||$15.00||$11.40||$15.99|
|Up to 5 kg||$30.00||$22.11||NA|
|Above 5 kg
||Estimated at checkout|
Shipping rates to New Zealand
|Australia Post international service|
|Up to 500 gms||$18.00|
|Up to 1 kg||$30.00|
|Above 1 kg
||Available on request|
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- Add products in the shopping cart and head to the checkout page to estimate the shipping.
Unless expressly agreed otherwise with you, we will not commence delivery of an order until we have received cleared payment of the purchase price in full.
All orders placed before 11 am AEST (Monday to Friday) will ordinarily be processed on the same day.
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Note- Please make a note during purchase if you require any item urgently. However we cannot guarantee that we will be able to comply with any request.
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Receipt of deliveries
Deliveries to post office boxes are not permitted where delivery is by courier. If delivery is by courier and nobody is available at the delivery address to accept delivery when delivery is attempted then the courier may either:
- leave the relevant parcel at the unattended address (the courier will do so if specified in your delivery requirements); or
- re-attempt delivery at a later time or date, in which case we may charge you an additional re-delivery fee.
Note that if a delivery is left unattended at the shipping address and is subsequently stolen then the theft is your responsibility, not ours.
Excellent - exactly what I had hoped for.
Prompt and reliable
Nephew loves it
Very nice device. My nephew is 7 and was able to assemble the MBot Robot by himself, following the animated instructions on one of the apps. We have him doing coding challenges now. Like drive into the lounge room, around the coffee table and back into the kitchen.
delivery was very fast. We have put them together as a class but havn't used them yet
Although Pakronics being an online store they were able to facilitate local pickup as my little one as eager to start on it considering it was long weekend during school holidays.