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Mirobot v2 WiFi Enabled Drawing Bot with Collision Detection & Line Following

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75-0615

Brand: Mirobot MPN: MIROBOTV2
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The Mirobot v2 from Mirobot is a simple and fun way of learning about coding and robotics. The Mirobot has a built-in pen-holder for drawing on the move, a buzzer, a pair of collision sensors, a line following sensor and a Wi-Fi hotspot for programming. Suitable for all ages, it is supplied as a self-assembly kit, and the laser cut pieces clip together neatly and quickly without additional fixings. The circuit board is pre-assembled and ready for use immediately; in fact there are only two screws and they are for adjusting the pen holder. Building the bot gives a sense of achievement which will carry you through stage by stage as you learn to make the bot do more and more. Mirobot is available singly (75-0615) or in a Class Pack of 10 (75-0616).

Instructions are provided for getting the bot's hotspot connected to your home Wi-Fi network. Once connected you can browse to the start page on the robot itself where you can create programs using a Scratch-like drag and drop interface. A great starting exercise is to draw different shapes using combinations of move and turn commands. There are some very useful guides on the Internet which will take you through exercises to get familiar with your new bot. As you become more confident, you can even learn JavaScript which is the language that runs many popular websites. All this can be achieved using your normal web-browser, there's no special software required. This is a tough robot to outgrow, but should you feel adventurous, it's possible to write code for the internal Arduino mini directly using the Arduino IDE in C/C++, another very important programming language.

The Mirobot is fully Open Source which means that the design documents for the chassis are available for free online and so is all the software.



Please note that batteries are not included.

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