California-based educational technology startup Cubroid, Inc., has come up with an excellent way to make coding a fun learning experience. Cubroid is a wireless, interactive modular robotics set that allows its users, to experience a hands-on introduction to basic programming.
Supporting STEAM Education
In today’s digital world, there is a widespread notion that coding is fast-becoming an indispensable skill to have. It also develops logical reasoning, problem-solving, and critical thinking; invaluable skills for children to have.
The company’s management aims to promote learning in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths (STEAM) in a manner that will pique the interest of the young. And Cubroid, Inc., believes that teaching coding to kids is a great way to accomplish this.
Cubroid’s Coding Blocks place emphasis on learning by doing and making the process more fun through play. According to Anita Emefa Hato, Children can enjoy building robots and code them in order to bring their ideas to life.
“Robots are great for children because it teaches them to be creators and not just consumers” Mark (CEO, Cubroid, Inc.).
Learning to code with Cubroid
The modular cubes are comprised of seven sensors which can be programmed wirelessly and connected to other building blocks that have different functions. The various programmable blocks include Sound Blocks, Light and Touch Sensor Blocks, DC Motor blocks, LED Blocks, Proximity Sensor Blocks as well as a Master Block. Each block contains a wireless module and a battery.
The Cubroid is also compatible with Lego blocks allowing for even further creative expression on the part or younger learners. Physically assembling the blocks is very similar to playing with Lego. Cubroid’s design makes it easier to introduce to kids than other similar products that require wired connections.
Programming of the blocks can be done via a newbie-friendly interface in the Cubroid Tablet App which can make use of Bluetooth or USB connectivity. A child does not need to be able to read to build small robots with Cubroid blocks. Alternatively, a more experienced user can work on their programming skills by using a Scratch program to build code for the blocks.
Cubroid CTO, Jason Kwak, stated that “Our kit is multidimensional, and we truly believe that children will genuinely enjoy learning through Cubroid. We have thoughtfully designed the blocks and the programs with the optimal user experience in mind.”
The coding blocks were originally funded through a Kickstarter campaign that launched in 2017. To learn more about Cubroid, you can learn about them on their website.
YouTube: Coding Blocks Game | Programming for kids.
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Source: We received the press release directly from Cubroid via email but the information can also be found on their website.