Dash & Dot Pack: 2 companionable robots for teaching robotics to children
Dash & Dot are the 2 mobile, interactive and programmable robots designed by Make Wonder. Their job? To serve as a truly useful and fun educational tool as part of a first robotics workshop for children from the age of 5.
Dash is the adventurer in the team. It can detect objects and obstacles and perform actions accordingly. It has a 360° head and three wheels to move around both easily and smoothly. It also comes with various accessories, allowing it to lift and pick up objects, draw or play music, plus much more besides!
Dot is its little friend. With just one wheel and perfectly round, it can detect when it’s been caught, lifted or shaken. And it’s also a very clever sidekick, able to pass orders on to Dash, or to tell stories while flashing and emitting sounds!
Dash & Dot can move around, interact with their environment, flash, record videos and draw, helping introduce children to robotics and new technologies using compatible accessories and connectors for Lego-type building bricks. They can live their adventures either separately or together, as Dash has a sensor for detecting when it’s in the presence of Dot allowing it go to meet its little friend and carry it off using its “tow hook” accessory!
Video presentation of the Dash and Dot Pack:
Dash & Dot Pack: an original and exciting introduction to robotics
With the Dash & Dot Pack, you’ll keep your children or students interested in programming and robotics for a long time to come. The two companions can be programmed using the Go app (downloadable with iOS or Android) and the visual Blockly language, a computer language similar to Scratch. Blockly allows children from the age of 8 to send their Dash and Dot robots commands by choosing and moving coloured blocks.