If you haven’t heard the news, Cozmo is the smartest toy robot on the market right now. He’s super intelligent and emotive, about the closest thing to a real-life WALL-E. The company behind the lovable robot, Anki, has made available an SDK for anyone wanting to program his or her
We’ve been covering STEM robots for a couple years now. One robot that has remained at the top of our list is Ozobot. The plucky robot is smaller than a tangerine but smarter than an apple. The newest iteration is Evo, and although it looks identical to the original, it
Zee Dubrovsky is on a mission to make robots that teach people how to code. It’s not an easy task, though, especially when fitting in all ages between four and ninety-nine. Dubrovsky and his team have over fifty years of collective experience in consumer products and educational services, stemming from
It won’t trek across Martian soil or run on solar power, but Plum Geek’s new Spirit Rover kit looks just like the real deal. The small robotics kit is modeled after NASA’s Mars rover, Spirit, but comes at a fraction of the size (and cost). Perfect for exploring planetary tabletops,
The norm for the drone industry is to market a finished product. One that is polished and ready to go without assembly. However, San Fransisco startup, Flybrix, has decided to make a business out of the opposite. For $149, they’ll send you a disassembled drone to be made of LEGO.
Update June 22, 2017: The Lightning Lab app is now called “Sphero Edu.” You can download it from the App Store and Google Play. It’s been a year since Sphero’s education-centric robotic ball, SPRK, hit the market. With much praise from educators and parents alike, the company has rolled out
Update: It was falsely stated that users can program SPRK+ using Sphero’s OVAL programming language. The companion app for SPRK+ only allows for drag-and-drop programming at the moment. Sphero is rolling out the second iteration of its code-teaching robotic ball, SPRK Edition. The revamped SPRK+ features a few notable upgrades,
Marty The Robot convinced me that our STEM section has every right to exist. Introducing Marty The Robot, a walking robot for kids, makers, educators, and anybody that adores robots. Sure there are a ton of other robots made for kids, but Marty is astonishingly special. The bipedal robot stands