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 , this easy-to-assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities for you to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
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 modular bricks meaning game play can continue to grow over time.
3D building tutorials improve children’s spatial intelligence
mBot uses modular design. The electronic modules and main board 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
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.
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 learned 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.
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.
|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)|
We have range of courses for the mBot - here
If you are planning to use the mBot with PC/ Laptop then please buy Bluetooth dongle for the wireless connectivity - https://www.pakronics.com.au/products/bluetooth-dongle-mb-p5010002
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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All orders placed before 11 am AEST (Monday to Friday) will ordinarily be processed on the same day.
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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.
It was really easy. Goods arrived on time and in perfect condition. Great little robot too!my nephew loves it.
Excellent, works very well and fantastic service with fast delivery and easy payment
It was a gift to my nephew so I haven’t used it
Great service from Paktron
This has been a good learning experience for my son. He has put the robot together and is using it as part of a class with the plan of going in the Robo cup this year.
A STEAM workshop using mBot
This is my third mBot and I will be using it to present a STEM workshop next Monday on AI and Robotics. Starting with the AI and the NVIDIA Jetbot deep learning will be explored and applied to robotics. The following day I will go back to basics and use mBot and various optical navigation schemes such as line detectors and a Pixy2 camera to navigate mBot. mBot will be used as a fire fighting robot and will recognise water, fire and houses. Steel balls will be used to simulate water and a Grove electromagnet controlled by mBot will pickup the water and deliver it to houses near the fire. Hope that kids attending the working will develop a real fire fighting robot in the future. mBot is still the best supported simple robot for STEM education and encourages discovery,creativity and learning about robotics.