The “Introduction To Robotics Using Makeblock mBot Ranger” track provides access to tutorials provided by Makeblock. In these tutorials you will work with your child to explore the fundamentals of robotics using the Makeblock mBot Ranger platform. You will build on the coding skills and basic electronics skills you have gained through the development tracks you would have completed. We would highly recommend that at minimum you complete the development tracks listed above. As you progress through the tutorials in this track you will learn how to light up the robot, make the robot play music, control the robot remotely using a remote control, design a line following robot, design an obstacle avoidance robot and much more.
This is an advanced development track focused on electronics, coding and robotics. We would highly recommend that you complete the following tracks before you start off with this track.
Makeblock mBot Ranger is an open source robot platform which includes mechanical parts, electronic modules and software for building robots which are amazingly simple to use. mBot Ranger is an all-in-one solution to enjoy the hands-on experience of programming, electronics, and robotics using one single platform. mBot Ranger includes around 100 mechanical parts and electronic modules. The Off-road Land Raider, Dashing Raptor and the Self-balancing Nervous Bird are the three pre-set forms that students can use to base their own designs on. Start working with mBlock 5 using Scratch 3.0, connect to the mBot Ranger with computers or smart devices over Bluetooth. Ranger offers a robotics platform that is easy-to-assemble and provides infinite STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning opportunities. mBot Ranger programming is based on a drag-and-drop graphical programming software called mBlock 5 which has been developed based on Scratch 3.0 and provides a quick way to learn programming, control the robot, and realize multiple functions from the robot.
Here are the list of prerequisites for working on the Makeblock mBot Ranger robotics development track.
Makeblock Co., Ltd, founded in 2013, is a leading STEAM education solution provider. Targeting the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education and entertainment markets for schools, educational institutions and families, Makeblock provides the most complete hardware, software, content solutions, and a top-notch robotics competitions, with the aim of achieving deep integration of technology and education. Makeblock’s products are sold in 140+ countries. by 1,000+ channel partners. Their number of users exceeds 4.5 million and continues to grow. Makeblock’s products are used in more than 20,000 schools around the world, as well as by families, for STEAM education.
You can read more about Makeblock at their website – www.makeblock.com.