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      Feb 19, 2018

Category: Robots

* Build Your Own Robot with the BYOR-kit [video]

Vico (5 yrs) and I had so much fun while crafting our very own High Five Robot with the BYOR-kit by Solly Systems. Especially when its arm came to life when we turned it on. *WACK*, it did. LOL! Vico and I built our very own cardboard robot out of boxes and a big cardboard roll. It wasn’t just any robot, no it could actually move, see and hear! Amazing right? Crafting 2.0! (more…)

Robot Cubetto arrived! – Coding for kids 3+

We finally got to unbox and try out Cubetto! Cubetto is a little wooden robot that teaches coding for kids without using a display of some kind. Just a colorful cloth world map, a wooden programming board, and little Cubetto. I wrote a blog post about it and why I bought this little guy and chose it as our first member of our robot family. (more…)

Building a robot kit with my son [video]

The other day I was online, searching for cool gadgets when I stumbled upon this very cool Arduino-based robot kit by DFRobot. It’s like an insect, and that’s probably why they call it an Insectbot. This robot is a “do it yourself” kit for kids from ages 6 and up, but I thought that with a little my 4-year-old son Vico, would enjoy the process of building it as well, so I bought it. In this blog post, I’ll tell you the story of how our Insectbot (who my son named “Olika Bolika”) came to life. (more…)

Ordered Robot Cubetto – Coding for kids 3+
Ordered Robot Cubetto – Coding for kids 3+

I’ve ordered Cubetto! This cute little wooden robot is designed to introduce coding for kids. I thought long and hard about which robot could join our robot family first. I even wrote an article with a little list of robots and tools I that really make me happy and Cubetto was one of them. And now I’ve decided to go ahead and order the little guy and this is the reason why… (more…)

Ordered Robo Wunderkind! – Build and code a robot yourself! 5+
Ordered Robo Wunderkind! – Build and code a robot yourself! 5+

Yes! I found another fantastic robot for kids ages 5 and up. It’s still a Kickstarter project, but I glow inside of excitement when I see this. It already made onto my wishlist! [update 31 oktober] I’ve ordered the Robo Wunderkind pro kit. I expect it to arrive May 2017! WOOP! [update 17 November 2017] Robot Wunderkind has sadly delayed again. It’s expected halfway in 2018. I really like Robo but because if this delay I had to cancel my order because I need the money to invest in The Robotvilla kids studio on wheels. Maybe, when Robo is available, I’ll reconsider buying it. (more…)