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MakeBlock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue)

Product Code : RB-Mab-70

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  • Updated version of Starter Robot Kit V1.0
  • MakeBlock Orion with reduced size and easier to use
  • Can be used to build a robot tank or a three-wheeled robot car
  • Includes ultrasonic range finder, IR remote control and IR receiver

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Description

  • Updated version of Starter Robot Kit V1.0
  • MakeBlock Orion with reduced size and easier to use
  • Can be used to build a robot tank or a three-wheeled robot car
  • Includes ultrasonic range finder, IR remote control and IR receiver

The Makeblock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue) is the updated version of Starter Robot Kit V1.0 (With Electronics). This Kit contains mechanical parts and electronic modules for you to start exploring the robot world. It can be used to build a robot tank or a three-wheeled robot car. It includes electronic modules such as the MakeBlock Orion, ultrasonic range finder, IR remote control and IR receiver. An IR control robot or an ultrasonic obstacle-avoiding robot can be built easily. The Me series electronic modules are easy-to-use and very friendly to beginners.

MakeBlock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue)

It is a start for you to dip your toes in the waters of the robotics and maker world. With a set of beginner-friendly instructions, it takes you step-by-step on learning robotics, electronics and programming.

MakeBlock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue)

 

Enhanced Hands-on Ability
With heavy-duty mechanical parts, easy-to-use electronic modules like Me Orion, ultrasonic sensor, IR receiver, you can get an enhanced hands-on experience on building a robot tank or a three-wheeled robot car that is programmable.

MakeBlock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue)

Easy but Powerful mBlock
Starter Robot Kits is fully compatible with mBlock which is a graphical programming environment based on Scratch 2.0 Open Source Code. It makes programming projects and interactive applications easier through simply dragging and dropping function blocks.

MakeBlock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue)

Support Scratch & Arduino Programming
Learning programming is way more fun when your code controls a robot. Based around an Arduino board, this kit will teach you all about programming a micro-controller board to control physical objects using sensors.

MakeBlock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue)

Features
• Strong aluminum extrusion parts, corrosion resistant (long time shelve life without rusting) and beautiful appearance (gold)
• Used to build a robot tank or a three-wheeled robot car, the only limit is your imagination.
• 2-wheel drive moving platform
• Tracked vehicle platform
• MakeBlock Orion, ultrasonic range finder, IR remote control and IR receiver included

Improvements List
• 2 Base Brackets instead of previous Arduino Acrylic Box and battery bracket
• Micro USB cable instead of previous USB A-male to B-male cable.
• Adding new colorized instruction book. The instruction book is easy to understand and even a kid can enjoy building a robot by following it.

What's Included

  • 1x Beam 0824-96
  • 1x Beam 0824-128
  • 2x Beam 0824-144
  • 1x Bracket 3x3
  • 1x Plate 3x6
  • 1x Bracket P3
  • 1x Caster Wheel
  • 1x Nut M8
  • 2x DC Motor-25 Bracket
  • 2x Shaft Connector 4mm
  • 4x Timing Pulley 90T
  • 2x Tire 68.5x22mm
  • 36 x Track
  • 36x Track Axle
  • 2x threaded Shaft 4 x 39mm
  • 2x Shaft Collar 4mm
  • 4x Flange Bearing 4x8x3mm
  • 1x Hex Screwdriver
  • 1x Cross Screwdriver
  • 1x Hex Allen Key 2.5mm
  • 2x Hex Allen Key 1.5mm
  • 1x Wrench
  • 20 x ScrewM4x8
  • 12x Screw M4x 14
  • 4x  Screw M4x22
  • 12x Nut M4
  • 4x Headless Set Screw M3x5
  • 4x Screw M3x8
  • 6x Plastic Ring 4x7x2mm
  • 6x Nylon Stud M4x30
  • 2x BaseBracket
  • 1x Battery Holder for (6) AA
  • 2x DCMotor-25
  • 2x Terminal Block
  • 2x Motor Cable 2x Ferrite Ring
  • 1x Makeblock Orion
  • 1x Me Ultrasonic Sensor
  • 1x Me Infrared Receiver Sensor
  • 1x Me IR Remote Controller
  • 1x Micro USB cable
  • 1x 6P6C RJ25 Cable-20cm
  • 1x 6P6C RJ25 Cable-35cm

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Supplier Product Code

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Fun, easy and well built

Review by Dave
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I bought this for my 10 year old son for Christmas. We've had a blast programming it and trying out many new sensors and how they can work together. He uses the Scratch interface, I use the Arduino IDE when he's off to bed :) The quality is so great at this price point. Lots of fun to be had.

(Posted on 1/14/18)

Top Notch

Review by RONALD
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Premium quality parts, straightforward to assemble, clear instructions, and integrates with the Arduino IDE, although it also comes with a child friendly computer interface for programming. I'm having a blast teaching this robot new things.

(Posted on 11/1/17)

excellent product

Review by Manohar
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Products are excellent at robot shop , the best part is their support is much appreciated towards delivery and general queries.

(Posted on 10/14/16)

Starter kit

Review by Grigoris
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It is solid ,easy to assemble , programming it is an instructive exercise . As for RobotShop, great product selection, quick delivery, and very professional web site.

(Posted on 9/3/16)

Very solid starter kit

Review by Adrian
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I bought this for an 8 year old and 11 year old. We found the assembly instructions straightforward to follow, and the 8 year old learned some useful things about tools in the process. Everything went together neatly with no forcing. The robot itself is a robust metal framed device, which has survived climbing an obstacle and flipping over a couple of times. The kids think it looks cute, but the cat is wary of it.

It would have been nice to have the coin cell for the remote included for quick testing when the robot was assembled - I didn't have any in stock, and it took a couple more days to get one. By that point we'd started programming the robot in Scratch.

The software download is large and a little complex to set up initially, but easy to use once installed. Just be sure to select the arduino mode when running mblock, and to pick the correct USB comport. The module type is Orion, and there's not much in the documentation to point that out without searching. The 11 year old, who has some Scratch experience from school, has managed to write simple behaviours using the ultrasound distance sensor.

Recommended, but an experienced adult will be useful during the first setup.

(Posted on 7/9/16)

Starter Bot

Review by Dawn
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Was looking for something to replace NXT's i was using in class. This fits into my budget and was happy with instruction books and diagrams.

(Posted on 2/19/16)

great gift!

Review by larry
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this robot was easy to assemble. the finished product is fun and kept my grandson entertained. I would have liked the instructions to be more detailed, but I was able to build the robot. instructions for the set screws need to include start the set screw before installing the wheel hub. to install the set screw after the hub is installed was difficult. I had to remove the hub and start the set screw. the wiring diagram could use more detail for someone with limited experience like me. the wiring connection port for the remote interface was not descriptive enough. despite these comments I would definitely recommend the robot for a gift for entry level use. these comments aren't meant to be a negative for the use of the robot, only a warning for people with limited skills like me.

(Posted on 1/8/16)

Enjoyable Project

Review by Bradley
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This is a very high quality product with excellent assembly instructions. Programming it is an instructive exercise.

(Posted on 12/31/15)

excellent product

Review by Linda
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Bought this for my 11 year old granddaughter. We had a great time putting it together and also to see her eyes light up when her efforts produced success.
It was a great toy.

(Posted on 12/29/15)

Quality robot kit

Review by Michael
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I bought this kit for my 14 year old son as a follow up to the OWL Robotic Arm. He enjoyed putting the robot tank together and is still playing with it several months later. I am impressed with how well machined the parts are and how solid the robot tank feels.

(Posted on 8/25/15)

Amazing Hardware !

Review by pierre
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I am at the start of this new venture of refreshing my electronic knowledge and applying it to the world of robotic. The Starter Robot Kit is my first real project. The hardware is amazing. Only recommendation is to replace the white plastic rivets with 2 of the supplied screws to secure the micro controller board to the aluminium frame (via the threaded slots). After this small modification, you will end up with a very sturdy base to build upon. Other recommendation is to pay very close attention to what type of board is included with your kit. The Orion (UNO equivalent) or the Leonardo equivalent... Not knowing this information may lead you to spend a lot of time fixing something that is not broken. Finally, if you bought the IR version and the robot does not behave according to the remote control arrows as you try it the first time, you have to change the wiring of the motors at the micro controller board end. The instructions specifically mention that you may have to swap wiring around but does not specify how. In my case I had to swap the 2 orange connectors and also the wires inside one of the orange connectors. I am really happy to have selected this kit to start my robotic project. In fact I ordered a significant amount of other makeblock components. As for RobotShop, great price, great product selection, quick delivery, and very professional web site. Becoming my best friend
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(Posted on 6/10/15)

Best starter kit for little ones

Review by Aaron
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We love it! I bought this after my 3.5-year old got excited about the line-drawing robot and rovers at NASA's open house. And I chose robotshop.com because the shipping was cheaper than Makeblock's own website. I've since recommended this (and robotshop) to every techie/hacker dad I know. I got the IR version because I wanted a toddler-grade rugged remote with real buttons. Then I added the Bluetooth module for more hacking fun in the future. My 3.5-year old and 1.5 year old have lots of fun with the robot. It's opened up some interesting observations and discussions that carry over to daily life. Like how robots use energy from the batteries and how they move slower when batteries can run out of energy. And how to recharge them. Or how to "teach" the robot to use its "eyes." Or why its "eyes" can't see mama's fuzzy bunny slippers. Good times.

(Posted on 11/11/14)

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