Anyone looking to get children interested in robotics might be interested in a new project which is launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website for the Mirobot Wireless Robot Kit which has been specifically designed with children in mind.
Mirobot has been designed to provide an open source and fun to build DIY Wi-Fi robot, that has been created to aid children learn about technology and programming. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Mirobot robot.
“The chassis is laser cut and snaps together quite easily. It’s evolved over quite a few iterations now and I’m confident that it works. it’s robust, but also quite simple. Kids can understand how it works and what it does.
There’s no slick plastic casing because I think children are more interested in things when they can see what’s going on inside. With Mirobot, the mechanisms are all easily visible – it’s designed to remove the mystery and help understanding.
There have been a lot of iterations of the PCB to make sure it’s easy for children (and adults!) to solder. Check out the blog post about this if you’re interested. It comes with all of the parts you need to make sure it works. If you’re not comfortable soldering, you can buy it in a pre-soldered version so you just snap everything together.”
So if you think Mirobot is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Mirobot become a reality.