Little Robots with a Big Impact Offer New Learning-through-Play Experience
Modular Robotics, the creators of Cubelets robot blocks, today announces the launch of its new Cubelets Discovery Set in time for the holiday season. Ideal for children ages 4+, this new set is the perfect way to dive into robotics and coding with more building possibilities, creative challenges, and ways to investigate big ideas.
Beloved by thousands of educators from Vermont to Vietnam, Cubelets are engaging and intuitive little robots that introduce kids to big ideas like engineering, design, and computational thinking. Cubelets robot blocks are the perfect holiday gift to inspire future storytellers, scientists, designers and anyone interested in learning through play.
The Discovery Set is the first Cubelets set to include the Bluetooth Hat, a fast and easy link between robot constructions and the new Cubelets app. With the free companion app, you can remotely control your robot constructions and explore hundreds of robot-building possibilities using Personality Swap, a new feature that changes the behavior of any Cubelet with the touch of a button. The Remote Control feature allows kids to take over any Cubelet as a way to learn how data affects the behavior of a robot construction. More importantly, it’s a lot of fun to build your own remote control robots. Without coding, kids can make any Cubelet do something different at the touch of a button, like turning a regular Flashlight Cubelet into one that blinks.
Starting today, for every purchase of the new Cubelets Discovery Set, $10 will go towards funding DonorsChoose.org projects that include Cubelets. You can even match that donation upon check out. The $10 donation will be per Discovery Set sold directly through modrobotics.com during the holiday season.
“Cubelets are just like building blocks, only smarter! Our unique blend of hardware and software makes exploring robotics, coding and other big ideas easier than ever. We’re excited to introduce our new Discovery Set this holiday season and give back to the community with the DonorsChoose.org donation,” said Stu Barwick, Product Manager at Modular Robotics.
Cubelets Discovery Set includes:
New Bluetooth Hat- Makes it simple to connect your robot creations, whether a speeding car or a flashing lighthouse, with wireless devices such as phones or tablets.
New Cubelets App- Available for iOS, Android, and FireOS to create remote control robot constructions.
Personality Swap feature- Explore thousands of new building possibilities with this new feature that changes how any Cubelet behaves at the touch of a button.
Includes the Drive, Flashlight, Battery, Distance, and Brightness Cubelets. For example, make your Drive Cubelet spin both directions or turn your Flashlight into a disco-blinking wonder. No coding required.
Brick Adapter- Add style and expand building capabilities with Cubelets by combining them with LEGO® or other brick building toys.
“The impact of Cubelets on my students constantly exceeds my expectations. I want a way to level the playing field for students to collaborate, extend the concept of coding on a very concrete level by offering a range of coding devices and to expose my students to a variety of technology to help them become problem solvers and innovators. I also want to engage struggling students to make learning fun and exciting. Cubelets helped with all of these goals and I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface yet,” said Barbara Grindle, teacher with the Jefferson County School District in Colorado.
The new Cubelets Discovery Set will be available starting today for $139.95. You can buy it directly from our site at http://www.modrobotics.com/discovery, Amazon and select specialty toy retailers.