The Download: ClicBot from KEYi Tech
Kids are learning to code earlier and earlier, but sometimes
that learning process can be challenging.
News 12's gadget guru Andrew Ehinger takes a look at a
unique robot that can teach just about anyone how to code.
The secret to the ClicBot is it's modular motors, camera and
sensors, which through its companion app can know what position they're in and
even what the robot looks like. From there kids or adults can create thousands
of different robots that roll, climb, dance or even pick up things.
ClicBot can run pre-programmed routines to show off its
personality, or be manually programmed. That can be done with something as
simple as moving its body manually and recording the movements, with basic drag
and drop block coding, or even the more advanced Python coding language that
can really unlock its potential.
One of the really nice things about ClicBot is that it never
really gets old. There is a whole online community where you can share designs
and learn from what others have created. The ClicBot starts at $450.