Explorer Kits is an upgraded kit of the makeblock star product mBot. It includes the original parts of the classic kit and further allows children to customize its LED dot-matrix screen.
mBot is a STEAM education robot for beginners, that makes teaching and learning robot programming simple and fun. With just a screwdriver, the step by step instructions, and a study schedule, children can build a robot from scratch and experience the joys of hands-on creation. As they go, they will learn about a variety of robotic machinery and electronic parts, get to grips with the fundamentals of block-based programming, and develop their logical thinking and design skills.
The integrated chassis, a user-friendly design and clear instructions all work together to make it easy for children to assemble their mBot. All you need for building mBot is a screwdriver.
Explorer Kit has an LED Matrix which is not included in the standard version. This kit allows makers to build three different shapes of mBot. The LED matrix display is versatile because children can program to customize the expressions, texts and weather reports on it.
mBot has three preset modes: obstacles avoiding, line-following and manual control. By switching between modes, children can command the robots to automatically avoid obstacles or move along the lines. In the manual mode, children can use the remote controller or companion software to manipulate mBot to do things as they like.
It’s up to you to decide if you wants to follow the guide or DIY it with your own imagination to make your mBot completely differ from everyone else, You can also upgrade it by purchasing the add-on package of mBot to DIY more forms of mBot.