Robo Wunderkind Is a LEGO-Compatible Robotic Building System for Kids

If your children are curious about robotics and programming, the new Robo Wunderkind building block system may be for them.

Cameron Coward
a month agoRobotics / Kids & Family

As a parent, you probably want to get your kids interested in STEM projects—or at least to give them the opportunity to discover whether or not that’s something they enjoy. The best way to do that is with educational toys that combine learning and play. There are many educational toys on the market, and you’ll want to find the ones that appeal to your children. If they are curious about robotics and programming, the new Robo Wunderkind building block system may be for them.

The Robo Wunderkind Kickstarter campaign just launched and it has already made significant progress towards its funding goal. The system combines traditional building (thanks to its compatibility with LEGO bricks) with robotics and programming. Robo Wunderkind is intuitive enough for children as young as 5-years-old to understand, but provides enough depth and versatility to interest even teenagers. They can build the projects featured in the in-app challenges, create contraptions entirely their own, or find inspiration in the free Robo Universe community.

That’s all possible thanks to the Robo Wunderkind modules, which can be snapped together to form functional robots. Those include the Main Block that contains the “brain” of the robot, Smart Motor block, LED Matrix block, RGB Light block, a variety of sensor blocks, and mechanical blocks that connect to LEGO bricks. Those are all controlled by the slick Robo Universe App, which lets kids program through a variety of means to fit every skill level. Young children can use the simple Robo Live control system, while older kids can take advantage of the block-based coding system or versatile Arduino and Python programing.

If you want to back the Robo Wunderkind Kickstarter campaign, it will be running until November 21st. Early birds can get the Robo Coding Saga kit, which contains everything needed to get started, for $129. Rewards are expected to be delivered in May of 2020.

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