Please forward this error screen to sharedip-1071802672. It’s been devices for drawing for kids 2 years since I’ve posted anything on this blog, but today I want to show off what I have been working on during that time. I want to mention some of them here.
In the classrooms of many countries, the whiteboards are metallic. This is kind of equivalent to a 1D camera, or a small color scanner. This group of sensors enable the robot to interact with people’s and other robot’s drawings. The most important aspect of this sensor is that it’s very easy to use with young kids, and yet powerful enough for complex problems you might encounter in a college-level class. It’s versatile, robust, and easy to program. One should note that Root is not only meant for basic activities, it’s one of the robots equipped with most sensors in its market segment. LEDs, and a piezo speaker with which it can play musical notes.
For connectivity, Root can talk to any Bluetooth Low Energy device, like most modern tablets, mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers. A big portion of the research effort was dedicated to the software. Currently, in the educational robot market, there is no single product that can be used to teach coding from very early ages, like 4 year-old, all the way to college level. Root Square’s Level 1 interface has been designed to be accessible for kids as young as 4 or older kids who have never experienced coding before.
I have personally seen adults happy they created their very first ever program with Square Level 1. It’s probably the most interactive programing environment for robots out there: Not only does it not need compilation, but also the user’s program can be modified while it’s running. This puts Level 1 in a very different category when compared with traditional interpreters. It’s been optimized for touch screens.