Yeti Discovery Kit for Thymio II Robot

Yeti Discovery Kit for Thymio II Robot

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If you’ve recently got your hands on the educational Thymio II mobile robot and think it’s time you moved on to more serious things, why not try adding some really fun Thymio accessories like the Yeti Discovery Kit for Thymio II Robot, which will show that your robot’s capable of hurtling down slopes!
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Yeti Discovery Kit for Thymio II Robot: play, explore and program!

The Yeti Discovery Kit for Thymio II Robot is a really fun accessory that will show you what your Thymio II mobile robot is capable of while learning the basics of VPL (Visual Programming Language) programming.

The kit consists quite simply of a large A1 poster on which various items have been drawn (1 wide track, 1 narrow track, some chalets and a yeti!) that can be recognised by the Thymio II educational robot’s numerous embedded sensors. You’ll also find an explanatory document explaining all the games and challenges that are possible with your Thymio II robot and Yeti Discovery Kit.

You can either use the robot’s pre-programmed behaviours (fearful, obedient, friendly, attentive, investigator or explorer) and discover 4 games in which the robot will behave differently depending on your chosen behaviour, or explore new functions by tackling challenges that require use of the Aseba programming language!

You will find below a video introducing the Yeti discovery kit for Thymio II robot:

Yeti Discovery Kit for Thymio II Robot: a robotics workshop in its own right!

Whether you want to introduce your child to robotics or create a true robotics course for your students, you’ll be able to count on its comprehensive and totally open-source teaching materials (in French). The Aseba Studio visual programming language is a very intuitive programming environment involving use of coloured blocks, allowing children to quickly identify each command.

To put this brand-new knowledge into practice, the Yeti Discovery Kit proposes a range of truly challenging tasks in the form of 6 fun games that will put the talents of your budding robotics engineer to the test! Moreover, at each Thymio II VPL programming stage the code is also shown at the side, so that children can see the line of code corresponding to the command they’ve just added. They can then change the code directly in order to make their robot behave however they wish!

Technical specifications of the Yeti Discovery Kit

The Yeti Discovery Kit for Thymio II Robot contains:

  • 1 A1 poster (594 x 841 mm) with an overprinted silkscreen black trail for easier detection by sensors
  • 1 A4 explanatory document
  • Requires use of the Thymio II robot

 

Resources for the Yeti Discovery Kit for Thymio II Robot

You’ll find all the documents and download links you need to start your Thymio adventure below!

Generation Robots Guide - How to check if your Thymio is functioning correctly ?

Explanatory document

A1 PDF file

Getting started with Thymio II

Aseba download and installation

Overview of the Aseba Studio VPL

Programming tutorial

    Is it possible to program the Thymio educational robot with a tablet ?

    It is possible to program the Thymio educational robot from an iPad, thanks to the Thymio Suite Mobile application (see our Thymio product sheet for more details).


    The Thymio robot battery is defective. Can I replace it?

    Yes, there is a replacement battery for Thymio, that is available on Génération Robots website. Open the 4 screws on the bottom, open the case and carefully remove the battery from the mainboard.

    The battery is fixed with a doubled sided tape on the case. Replace the battery and reassemble the robot in the inverse order.


    The thymio drifts when it is supposed to go straight.

    Check link and if it's not working send back us the robot. Intructions are on this link.


    My Wireless Thymio doesn't seem to be paired with its WiFi dongle.

    You will just need to follow the manufacturer pairing instructions on this link.


    Is it possible to use several thymio wireless robots in a small perimeter?

    Thymio won't charge when plugged to its power supply.

    Try to charge the robot with a different USB cable. The robot might also be deep discharged. If it's the case, you might want to check our article 'How to check if your Thymio is functioning correctly ?'.


    Can I turn my regular Thymio II into a Wireless Thymio? If yes, how can I do that?

    Yes, it is possible. You just need to buy the WiFi module for Thymio and follow these instructions to install it (please note that some soldering is required). Just follow this link.


    How can I update my Thymio firmware? (the firmware is the software inside the robot, it needs to be up-to-date)

    You just need to follow instructions on this link.


    For which age group is Thymio best suited?

    Thymio will be interesting for a very wide age range: 6 to 14-year old!


    Is Thymio compatible with Scratch?

    Yes, you can program Thymio with Scratch from the Thymio Suite software. Thymio Suite offers you the possibility to program Thymio with Scratch, Blockly, VPL, Aseba, on computer (Windows, MacOS, Linux) and iPad.


    Where can I find exercises and activities for my lessons/workshops?

    We have gathered the best educational resources, classified by levels or by robots on our website. They are accessible via this link.


    One motor of my Thymio robot is not working

    Please contact support on this link.


    Is Thymio compatible with Chromebook (ChromeOS)?

    Thymio Suite, the software bundle that was developed for Thymio is not compatibel with ChromeOS.


    The tactile arrows on the robot are not working.

    Please contact support on this link.


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