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Codeybot

Codeybot is a new, fun innovation in STEM education. It is a ‘wedge’ shaped robot from Makeblock, who have become renowned in recent years for well-designed STEM and robotics resources.

What is Codeybot |  Video introduction | Resources |  How can I borrow a Codeybot Kit

What is Codeybot?

Like many of its contemporaries, Codeybot is a robot controllable and codeable via dedicated apps, offering the ability to learn through play via the Codeybot app and for people of any age to take their first steps into programming using the mBlockly for Codeybot app.

Codeybot has several features, however,  which help it stand out from the robotic crowd:

  • Finely balanced twin gyroscopes enable Codeybot to balance upright and move about  on its two rear wheels, in the style of a Segway.
  • Codeybot can dance! The fine balance achieved by the gyroscope technology also make it possible for Codeybot to hit the dancefloor with some funky moves, accompanied by inbuilt music tracks reproduced through high quality speakers.
  • Codeybot has personality! Program fully customizable looks and personality through programmable facial expressions, selectable side-light colours and ‘silly voice’ synthesizer. You can also ‘drive’ Codeybot using your iPad as a steering wheel, via tablet ‘tilt’ functionality.
  • Codeybot can go into battle with another Codeybot using ‘Battle Mode’, and the add-on ‘battle turret’ accessory. A great way to learn coordination and strategy.

Codeybot is currently compatible with iPad only and has two apps available from the app store. The Codeybot app supplies direct navigation functions, to drive Codeybot around exactly where you want him to go, as well as the  ‘silly voice’ synthesizer, customizable features and battle mode.

The mBlockly for Codeybot app is the one to use to apply block-based coding. mBlockly is a colourful, graphical programming language similar to Scratch making basic coding accessible to all skill levels.

Video Introduction

Codeybot: Meet The Robot Who Teaches Kids To Code!

Video Length: 1:48

Resources

Codeybot instruction manual

Introduction to Programming—mBlockly for Codeybot

Video: Codeybot Unboxing, Setup and Overview

Video: CodeyBot UnBoxing and Test

How can I borrow a Codeybot kit?

State Library of Queensland has a Codeybot kit, comprising 2 X Codeybots and 2 X battle turret accessories, available for loan by public libraries in the Regional Libraries Queensland (RLQ) network. To request a kit, contact State Library of Queensland on 1800 017 114, or email ic@slq.qld.gov.au

Last updated
17th August 2018