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Dash and Dot

Dash and Dot

Dash and Dot are the coolest, cutest robots around and they are on a mission to help teach KS1 and KS2 aged children. Both robots are feature-packed and can be programmed with Android, iOS or Kindle devices. They come ready-assembled and require almost no set up. They even have built-in rechargeable batteries so getting going couldn't be easier.

Why use Dash and Dot in your primary school?

Dash, Dot and the apps that support them have been specifically designed for use in primary education. We appreciate that one of the biggest concerns with any school investing in Ed Tech products is cost, so if you are going to invest in hardware for use in your classrooms you need to be sure that you are going to get value for money. The best way to do this is to make a device that delivers learning outcomes across the school for children of all ages.

So who are Dash and Dot anyway?

Dash is a ready-assembled robot that requires almost no set up and it even has a built-in rechargeable battery so getting going couldn't be easier. But whilst it is easy to use and set up, Dash is a really smart robot that is packed with features and sensors - it can drive around, move its head, detect objects around it, identify which direction a sound is coming from, record and playback sounds and communicate with other Dash and Dot robots.

Dot is Dash's companion and is the brains without the brawn! Whilst Dot doesn't have wheels to make it move, it has loads of cool sensors and can interact with Dash as well as being used as a stand-alone device. Dot can hear sound, light up any colour you like, know when and how it is being moved and communicate with Dash.

You can build structures using LEGO parts on both Dash and Dot by using the Building Brick Adaptors which are included with all Dash robots or available separately.

Dash and Dot

The techie bit

Dash

Lights, sensors and media

Microphones

3

Speaker

1

Eye lights

12 white LED segments

Ear lights

RGB LEDs (can light up any colour)

Spotlights

RGB LED in chest (can light up any colour)

Tailights

Red LEDs

Transmitters

4 infrared LEDs

Receivers

2 infrared

Distance sensors

3 (with 300mm range)

Buttons

4

Movement

Max speed

1 m/s

Head tilt

25° up/10° down

Head rotation

120° left/120° right


Battery, power and connectivity

Playtime

Up to 5 hours

Standby time

Up to 30 days

Battery type

Built-in rechargeable lithium ion

Charging

Via Micro USB connector - can be connected to a computer or USB power adaptor

Connectivity

Bluetooth Smart 4/LE


Dot

Lights, sensors and media

Microphones

1

Speaker

1

Eye lights

12 RGB LED segments (can light up any colour)

Ear lights

RGB LEDs (can light up any colour)

Transmitters

4 infrared LEDs

Receivers

2 infrared

Accelerometer

Detects when and how Dot is being moved

Buttons

4