Cubroid allows kids to get exposure to robotics, technology and coding in a way that feels just like playing with LEGOs. The startup has more than a month left in its campaign on Kickstarter and has already surpassed its fundraising goal of $10,000 by over four times that amount. In comparison to other kids’ coding sets, Cubroid is very easy-to-use and designed to be both fun and educational.
Since Cubroid blocks are seamlessly compatible with LEGO blocks, your child is only limited to what they can build by their imagination. Kids can easily begin building their own creations right out of the box. Each set comes with coding blocks that have no visible lines or connecting pins so there is no need for safety concerns. They are also constructed for safe and easy assembly. The Cubroid blocks come with actuators and sensor blocks that work without external connections.
The controller blocks work via wireless Bluetooth communication, which makes it possible for kids to code in a variety of different ways. Cubroid also gives kids a chance to learn STEM concepts by learning simple programming basics.
With Cubroid, children have the opportunity to build robots and then bring their creations to life! We have designed Cubroid to be compatible with Lego blocks, so that young creators won’t face innovative restrictions.
The control coding app can further the educational aspect of Cubroid by allowing kids to control movement with their robot creations. Since each Cubroid block comes with built-in Bluetooth that enables wireless communication, your kids will have hours of fun playing around with their creations. Cubroid can also be connected to a block coding software program called Scratch. It is an in-depth coding program that will let you to take your “coding skills to the next level.” Cubroid can be operated through the Scratch programming platform when the master block is connected to a PC or Mac with a USB cable. Scratch Mode is only recommended for advanced users that are working to really improve on their coding abilities.
Cubroid has 41 days left in its campaign, but the company has already met its fundraising goal (and then some). If you would like your own Cubroid set, a pledge of $149 will get you a basic kit off the early bird special. That’s 20% off the future retail price and the lowest you can get it for. Shipping to its backers is estimated to begin in February of 2018.