Complete tech supply

Here you’ll find the complete range of very cool items that Robotvilla has to offer. I’ve collected these items with the utmost care so that everyone in every age range can have a great time and learn about tech. The selection will grow and update whenever possible. I wrote down the age range per item, but this is just an indication. Some kids are maybe more tech-savvy than others, and that’s not a problem at all. Come and discover together!


Piperkit

Piperkit – Minecraft edition

Age 8+

With this amazing “Do It Yourself”-computer kit you learn how to build your own Raspberry Pi computer. When you successfully assembled it, it’s time to go on a Minecraft adventure where you learn even more about making electrical circuits and coding. The Minecraft character needs your help to accomplish its task, and it’s up to you to build the correct solutions to help him out.

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 3 Piperkits available, and it’s recommended to team up in pairs to play with the kit.


Lego boost playset

Lego Boost

Age 7+

With the Lego Boost kit, you can build 1 of 5 available robot models. You can create a Boost Robot (like in the picture), a guitar, a cat, a vehicle or an assembly line. During and after your build is finished you can program it on the Lego app on the laptop or iPad to bring it to life. This kit has different sensors you can use, like a proximity sensor, a motor, sound, and lights.

For how many kids?
Robotvilla had 2 Lego Boost kits, one of the kits is already assembled for those who like to jump right into the code.  You can build/code the Boost by yourself or team up with someone.


Cosmo playset

Cozmo

Age 8+

Cozmo is one of the most adorable robots there is at this moment. Do you know the movie Wall-E? Well, I think Cozmo is Wall-E’s cousin. Cozmo has it’s own personality and is very intelligent. He shows emotions, recognizes your face, and he always wants to play games with you using his stacking blocks. With the Cozmo Lab, you can program him to do a variety of things, like move his blocks, stack them or throw them over and tons of more fun things.

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 1 Cozmo robot available. You can play on your own or two kids can play together. 


Build your own robot - High five robot

BYOR – Build Your Own Robot

Age 5+

With this awesome robot kit, you can build a cardboard robot or machine that can move and react to its environment. By playing with BYOR, you’ll learn about electrical input and output mechanisms. Like: “If I turn this nob, the light will go on or the motor will turn”. (Not to worry, it’s all kids proof). What will you create? Look at the High Five Robot, what my son Vico (5 yrs) and I made a while back.

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 2 BYOR kits. You can play by yourself or team up with another Robotvilla explorer.

Note: Unfortunately you can’t take your robot home, because of the BYOR components that need to stay at the Robotvilla for the next Robotvilla explorer to discover. But you will get a great picture of your robot to take home!


Kano playset

Kano Computer

Age 7+

By building the Kano Computer, you’ll learn about the different computer parts you need to build a small working Raspberry Pi computer. When you finish building it, it’s time to boot it up and explore all the cool coding games that are available for you to play with.

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 1 Kano Computer for 1 person.

Tip: It’s a good idea to create a free Gmail account so that you can save your progress to your free kids-coding-accounts. That way you can even proceed your adventures at home. Ask your mom or dad to create a free Gmail-account and take the login credentials with you to Robotvilla so you can log in and save your progress.


mbot playset

mBot

Age 8+

mBot is an Arduino based robot that you can assemble yourself and program to do whatever you want it to do. You can make it play a tune, follow a line, do a dance or avoid obstacles? Let your imagination run wild! 

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 1 mBot available. You can play by yourself or team up with another Robotvilla explorer.


Microbit playset

Micro:bits

Age 7+

Micro:bits by BBC are little controller boards with 25 LEDs (lights), two buttons, a bunch of sensors. Using the “kids coding” – environment, you can program the Micro:bit in many different ways. For example; you can display letters with the LEDs or program the buttons to do certain things, or play a tune. The possibilities are endless. You can also connect all sorts of components to the Micro:bit to create electrical circuits and discover how that works. (Not to worry, everything is kids proof.)

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 2 Micro:bits and a bunch of cool instructions to help you get started with your Micro:bit adventure. You can play with the Micro:bit by yourself or team up in pairs.


Osmo playset

Osmo Coding

Age 5+

With Osmo Coding you’ll use physical coding blocks and an iPad with the Osmo Coding game. Your goal is to help little Awbie to find his friends in the forest while leveling up by eating as many strawberries you can find. You’ll be placing the coding blocks in front of the iPad so it can “see” your code with its camera. Accordingly little Awbie will move in the direction you created with your coding blocks.

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 1 iPad and 1 Osmo Coding game available. You can play by yourself or team up with another Robotvilla explorer.


Ozobots playset

Ozobots

Age 8+ (I’ve seen younger kids having a blast with Ozobots also!)

You can program these spherelike robot cars in two ways. The first one is with colored markers. “What? Colored markers you say?”. Yes, colored markers. You see, the robots can recognize color codes. If you draw different color combinations on a path for the robot to follow, it will do a little trick when he encounters the color code. He can turn around, turn left, right, do a little spin, speed up, slow down and more. The other way to program these robots is with a “kids code”- an environment where you can create code by clicking specific blocks together. You can also check the actual code that is behind it so you can get a feel for the real programming language that is behind the coding blocks.

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 2 Ozobots, 1 Ozobot per person works the best.


purple laptops

Laptops for online coding

Age 5+

There are great online “kids coding”-environments to dive into the world of code. You can build a game, solve coding puzzles or maybe build your own website about something you love? No problem, I’d love to help you figure things out.

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 6 laptops available for every seat in the studio.

Tip: It’s a good idea to create a free Gmail account so that you can save your progress to your free “kids coding”-accounts. That way you can even proceed your adventures at home. Ask your mom or dad to create a free Gmail-account and take the login credentials with you to Robotvilla so you can log in and save your progress.


Cubetto playset

Cubetto

Age 3+

Cubetto is an adorable little wooden robot. You can program him with a wooden programming-panel so that he can explore different worlds. The worlds are cloth maps with different themes. For example; Cubetto van travels from planet to planet or drive around the dessert-themed world map. Check out this Cubetto article about when Vico (who was 3,5 then) and I met Cubetto for the first time!

For how many kids?
Robotvilla has 1 Cubetto set, and 1 or more kids can play with it at the same time.


Lego Wedo

Lego Wedo 2.0

Age 6+

Lego Wedo 2.0 is an excellent Lego kit with which you can build all kinds of cool robots and other creations. You can program your invention with the kids friendly Lego coding app on a laptop. For example: You can make a robot that tracks a line, one that responds to light or maneuvers around a track. It looks cute and you’ll have tons of fun with it.

For how many kids?

Robotvilla has 1 Lego Wedo set. You can play by yourself or team up with another Robotvilla explorer.