UBTECH Robotics has announced its holiday lineup of two new robot building kits for kids: JIMU Robot Mythical Series: FireBot Kit and JIMU Robot Competitive Series: ChampBot Kit.
Designed for children ages 8 and up, JIMU Robot is a robotic building block system that engages kids in STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] learning while having fun. The free JIMU app for iOS or Android devices aids in building and controlling the robot, while the integrated Blockly coding system opens up the potential for new actions and adventures.
The FireBot Kit allows kids to code actions such as the LED light in FireBot’s snout to glow fiery red or icy blue as its jaw opens or closes, or program the included touch sensor on FireBot’s chest to make the dragon drive while flapping the customizable wings. They can take FireBot to the next level by using the free JIMU app utilizing the Blockly coding platform to create custom sequences.
Available at Target stores and Target.com, Amazon.com, and ubtrobot.com with a suggested retail price of $129.99, the Mythical Series: FireBot Kit includes three smooth motion robotic servo motors, one DC motor, four gears, a touch sensor, RGB LED light, two sets of dragon wings, 606 snap-together parts and connectors, and more.
Kids interested in learning about competitive robotics will be interested in the new ChampBot Kit, the first offering in a new JIMU series from UBTECH. ChampBot Kit includes the option to build one of three different characters – ChampBot, BasketBot, or ScoreBot.
The kit includes three fluid- motion servos and two fast-action DC motors. The ChampBot Kit robots have the ability to y catapult a ball through the included basketball hoop, swiftly drive to the goal, or even activate the included IR sensor to avoid obstacles and score on an opponent.
The Competitive Series: ChampBot Kit has a suggested retail price of $129.99 and is available at Target stores, Target.com, Amazon.com, and ubtrobot.com. The kit includes three smooth motion robotic servo motors, two fast action DC motors, IR sensor, three multicolored balls, a buildable basketball hoop, sports cards, decorative stickers, 522 snap-together parts and connectors, and more.