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‘Cubroid’ makes wireless robotic building blocks as easy as playing with Legos

Learning tools, where youngsters get their feet wet in advanced STEM subjects, can make all the difference when they’re both educational & fun. This is the aim of Cubroid, an interactive, modular wireless robotics set that “allows children to experience the basics of coding.”

Cubroid was recently launched on Kickstarter, & according to their press release, the project team wants to expose young minds to “coding & technology through fun & dynamic blocks & simple coding programs.”

The product is fun & easy to use. It consists of 7 different types of building blocks, each exhibiting a unique feature. Each block has a battery & a wireless module as well as wireless communication components. The modules can be connected to each other & are compatible with standard Lego blocks as well.

Smartphone & Tablet apps for coding the Cubroid modules “enhances the educational aspect of the product.” They’re available for both Androir & iOS. Via coding, children can engage with their creations & make the structures move & respond to the environment via the included sensor modules.

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Scratch, a more advanced database programming environment is also available & will let enthusiasts take their coding skills to the next level. Installation & communication between the programming environments & the modules is easy & doesn’t need a complicated installation process. Connection is via Bluetooth or with a USB cable.

You can preorder a kit by pledging on the project’s Kickstarter page here. The Cubroid project has already far exceeded its funding goal, so you can pledge until its November 1 deadline & there’s an estimated delivery date of Feb 2018. You can reserve 1 of the following kits:

  • Basic Kit US $14966 Blocks

Modules: 1x Proximity Sensor Block, 2x DC Motor Block, 1x LED Block

Accessories: 20x Shape Block, 40x Connection Block, 2x Wheel

  • Premium Kit US $269 – 130 Blocks

Modules:1x Proximity Sensor Block, 2x DC Motor Block, 1x LED Block, 1x Master Block, 1x Sound Block, 1x Touch Sensor Block, 1x Light Sensor Block

Accessories: 40x Shape Block, 80x Connection Block, 2x Wheel

Costlier, more complete kits are also available for up to US $2,599 that include as many as 1,300 blocks & accessories.

The startup is based in Newport Beach, California, USA & is led by CEO, M