Codeybot: New Robot Who Teaches Coding on Kickstarter

By on April 9, 2016
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Codeybot is an exciting two-wheel self-balancing robot that teaches the fundamentals of coding in a fun and playful way, and has been created by the robotics experts at Makeblock. The small robot packs in plenty of features, including the ability to shoot lasers out of a special detachable turret, playing your favorite music, dancing, and much more while teaching kids the ability to code.

Codeybot is easy for beginners to adopt, and complex enough for experienced coders to tinker and learn.

Key features of the Codeybot include:

  • Self-balance on wheels – Keep bot upright and balanced with internal gyros
  • Customize look – Draw faces using blue LED dots or choose LED wheel color
  • Play music – Easily connect to WiFi + 2.4G to play music
  • Dance to music – Drop in one of five pre-programmed dances
  • Make silly voices – Record your voice for Codeybot to repeat
  • Shoot lasers – Attach LED laser to turn bot into tank, connect two bots and enter battle mode

Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions – 163 x 127.7 x 79mm
  • Weight – 540g
  • List of Voice Commands – Forward, Backward, Turn Around, Smile, Angry, Upset, Change Color
  • Platform – Openwrt
  • Sensors – Gyro sensor
  • Sound – Stereo; 2W* 2 Speakers
  • Display – 19*13=247 Blue LEDs
  • Movement – Wheel-Balancing, Triple Wheel/Two 10500±10% RPM Motors
  • Wheels – 2 rubber tires and 1 polyamide ball
  • Wheel Lights – RGB 256 colors
  • Connection – WiFi 2.4G
  • Memory Storage – RAM 64M, ROM 1G
  • Programming Language – mBlockly based on Google Blockly
  • Power – Rechargeable 5V 1A, 2000mAh Battery/ 2-3 Hour Life
  • System – Linux OS/MT7688 Processor
  • System & Device Requirements:
    • iOS 7 and above – Android 4.4 and above
    • iPhone 4 or later – iPad 2 or later
    • iPad Mini (all models) – iPod 4th Gen. or later
    • Android: Dual Core CPU 1GB RAM and above
  • Accessories included – Docking Station/User Guide/USB Cable

Codeybot is available on Kickstarter starting at $99 for the Early Bird.

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