Competition: Who would like to win an mBot?! (Now Closed)
The lovely people at Makeblock have given us 9 blue mBots to give away to CoderDojo youth members of the community!
mBot is Makeblock’s first educational STEM robot for kids and beginners to learn programming and electronics. So, what makes mBot so special?
- Simple wiring and wizard-style design for kids and beginners
mBot is small and simple to assemble. Each mBot kit contains about 45 pieces in total, and can be assembled in about 10 minutes.
- Graphical programming inspired by Scratch 2.0
Makeblock provides makeBlock software for programming the mBot on a PC and the mBot App which you can use for controlling the mBot on portable devices like mobile phones and tablets. makeBlock is based on Scratch 2.0, which is useful for teaching kids programming because the free and open-source code can be shared and is compatible with other products like Lego.
- Open source platform, continuous learning, free your imagination
mBot is based on Arduino, which is an open-source electronic prototyping platform used by people around the world to start a project quickly. It has been proved to be very expandable and suitable for beginners.
To enter, simply click the link below and tell us what you would do with your mBot if you won. Good luck everyone!
This opportunity is open to ALL Dojos! Applicants MUST be under 18 and a member of a CoderDojo in their area to be eligible to win. This competition is for CoderDojo youth attendees 17 and under. Applications close at midnight on the 23rd of August 2015.
One of our lucky winners was Celia from CoderDojo in Romania! Celia sent us on some pictures of herself and her class with her mBot. Thanks Celia!