A new Arduino educational robotics kit called Blinkgogo, has been launched this week which has been specifically designed for STEM education and allows children to play while learning more about the fundamentals of robotics.
The Arduino robotics kit is open source and controlled by a companion smartphone application, and can be programmed using the popular easy-to-use Scratch programming language via a Bluetooth upload. Watch the promotional video below to learn more about Blinkgogo
The Blinkgogo robot kit has everything you need to get started allowing users to demonstrate many standard robot functions right out of the box say its developers, who explain a little more about the inspiration behind the new Arduino robotics kit and its features.
Perhaps your home has many toys already. However we believe to prepare for the future children need toys that are made to be modified and programmed. Children need to learn not just to be consumers but to actively participate in the building and modifying of things around them.
Blinkgogo comes with three step-by-step tutorials to help you learn programming.
– Binkgogo play right out of the box Tutorial: Blinkgogo works right out of the box. You can demonstrate many standard robot functions. You can drive it by controlling it with your phone through it’s Bluetooth capability. Or have it follow a black line.
– Blinkgogo for Beginners Tutorial: Blinkgogo comes with a number of step-by-step tutorials. It is easy to program with the scratch graphical programming language. For the more extreme programmers it also works with C++. And the Arduino IDE programming environment
– Blinkgogo for Advanced Users Tutorial: Blinkgogo offers a lot for advanced users. Blinkgogo comes with a hardware expansion prototyping plate where you can mount servos and many other sensors.
Here are just a few of the many things you can do with Blinkgogo
Coming with many sensor modules
Compatible with Lego blocks
Augmented reality (AR) game fighting
Supports sound effects and plays music.
Arduino based board that supports Bluetooth upload
Open source exterior case, so you can design and 3D print a completely new and unique enclosures.
Blinkgogo also comes with a hardware expansion board for those who really want to go wild when is comes to trying new things and developing new robotics systems.
For more information on the new Blinkgogo Arduino robotics kit jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.