In the occasion of events, at school or during summer camps, we introduce some concepts of educational robotics by using a small educational robot, which can be found in shops – mBot – and can be programmed by using mBlock (based upon Scratch, plus a library which allows us to act upon the robot).
An assembly kit is provided, and it takes about half an hour to put it together. As a general rule, junior secondary school pupils manage to assemble it on their own, from the mechanical components to the elettronic board (based upon Arduino Uno).
In this page, we provide a few guidelines (together with downloadable and printable cards) in order to take the first steps with this friendly robot, and use the sensors supplied with the basic kit.
- control mBot by turning on its lights
- mBot stops in presence of an obstacle
- mBot follows a path
- mBot is on Mars