Makeblock mbot - An Entry-level education robot kit for STEAM beginners in Australia.
mBot by Makeblock is a STEM education robot for beginners. mBot makes robot learning and programming easier, quicker and fun for educators and for the students.
Children can built a robot using just a screwdriver as mBot contains a step-by-step instruction guide which can easily accommodated in the study schedule.
Gradually they will learn different types of robotic machinery and electronics parts. It will sharpen the grip over fundamentals of block based programming, this will help them develop their designing and logical thinking skills.
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 , this easy-to-assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities for you to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
There are three main feature which makes mBot worth:
- Easy to build: mBot genrally takes 15-20 minuntes to assemble and has color-labaled RJ25 ports for convenient wiring.
- Intelligently controllable: mBot is having 3 preset programmed control modes, they are: Obastacle-Avoiidance,Line-following and manual control to make the implementation of the projects more easier.
- Drag-and-drop: mBlock app is now available on iOs app store and Android play store. It also has an web based application. It provides a quick way to learna nd write a code. At a later stage, students can also program the mBot using the Arduino IDE.
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 modular bricks meaning game play can continue to grow over time.3D building tutorials improve children’s spatial intelligence
|Software and programming||mBlock(graphical) Mac, Windows, iPad mBlocky|
|Inputs||Light Sensor, Button, IR Receiver, Me Ultrasonic Sensor, Me Line-follower Sensor|
|Outputs||Buzzer, RGB LED, IR Transmitter, two motor ,ports|
|Microcontroller||Based on Arduino Uno|
|Power||3.7V 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 × Bluetooth Module||1 × Me Line-follower Sensor|
|1 × AA Battery Holder||1 × mCore Case||1 × Lithium Battery Shell|
|1 × Line-follower Map||2 × Wheel||1 × Mini Wheel|
|2 × RJ25 Cable||2 × Velcro Sticker Pad||1 × Screwdriver|
|4 × M4x25mm Brass Stud||1 × USB Cable||15 × M4x8mm Screw|
|4 × M2.2x9mm Self-drilling Screw||8 × M3 Nut||6 × M3x25mm Screw|
|2 × Motor||1 × mCore||1 × Me Ultrasonic Sensor|
|1 × IR Controller(gift)|
mBot comes with blue-tooth but in order to connect the mBot with your device you need a makeblock blue-tooth dongle:
- Makeblock bluetooth dongle: Connects the mBot with your device.
mBot compatible add-ons:
|Add-on Servo pack
||Me LED Matrix 8 x 16 add-on pack.||Add-on pack six-legged robot.|
In order to repair your mBot, following are the components you can use:
Useful resources for mBot:
- mBlock5 Software.
- mBot Software and accessories.
- Makeblock construction system.
- Bundle and deals.
- Book your teacher training on coding and robotics.
Shipping rates Australia wide
|Express Post*||Regular Post||Courier|
|Up to 500 gms||$13.09||$8||$20|
|Up to 3 kg||$16.39||$11.43||$25|
|Up to 5 kg||$32.89||$22||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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I am very impressed with the capabilities of the mBot, It’s functionality is suited to my 9Y old grand daughter. It’s capabilities are endless. What impressed me the most is the service I received from the company, in particular Pakronics when I had an issue with the firmware. They bent over backwards to help me resolve my problem. They definitely get a 10 out of 10 for service.
My 9yr old daughter loves it
Mbot: Some niggles
Connection over Bluetooth is a hassle in windows 10 as the windows doesn’t connect the mbot straight away. It only works if the standard windows Bluetooth driver is replaced with some Bluetooth 4 driver. A kid would not be able to take up those extra procedures. Secondly, the mblock for iPads doesn’t have all the blocks for coding that are available in mblock in windows. So, mblock has limited coding ability in iPads. Thirdly, the USB Bluetooth adapter should have been included as part of the purchase of mblock else there should not have been the Bluetooth compatibility issue without the adapter.
Thank you for taking time writing review, mbot does come with bluetooth dongle version - https://www.pakronics.com.au/products/mbot-v1-1-blue-bluetooth-with-bluetooth-dongle-mbp1050011?_pos=1&_sid=23a51ba87&_ss=r as well you can buy it separately, https://pakronics.com.au/products/bluetooth-dongle-mb-p5010002 . The Android and IoS have their own restriction and mobile app are different from PC app as PC app have access to more programming language as well have capacity to do complex coding. You can start mobile/table app for introduction and when you are teaching complex function you can go to PC device. Many of primary school don't go into PC app. Let me know if you need further assistance or have any questions. Pakronics
Very happy customer
I have recently purchased an m bot and a few additional expansion packs. While I haven’t used the item yet (birthday present yet to be gifted) I am very happy with the service and speedy postage ! Customer service were easy to talk to and very helpful. I will definitely be back and recommend this company to my friends :)
Fast,easy, quick arrival, all round just a great experience. Thankyou
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