About this project
With ROKduino, children of any age can build and program their own robots. It’s so easy! Here’s how it works:
1. Build your creation – follow the included instructions to build one of three robots, or design and build your own robotic invention!
2. Plug the ROKduino block into your computer. No coding experience is required. Our drag-and-drop programming makes coding for beginners a breeze.
3. Watch your creation come to life! You’ll be amazed at how much you can do with this set.
For 20 years, Rokenbok’s engineering toys have been teaching children to make things that do things. All of our pieces snap together with ease, so children can create whatever they can imagine. We are so excited about adding ROKduino to our incredibly popular engineering toys. All of our building components are fully compatible with ROKduino. Soon, your child will be building and programming Rokenbok robots to do whatever they can dream up.
We’ll provide step-by-step instructions to build three robots, a Beetle Bot, a Scorpion Hunter, and a Ferris Wheel. But that’s just the start. With 400+ building components, including sensors, motor modules, hinges, lead screw module, bearing block, wheels and more, your imagination is the only limit to what you can build with this set. And, all Rokenbok building components are compatible with the ROKduino set.
Beetle Bot – uses a proximity sensor to avoid obstacles
Scorpion – uses a light-gate sensor to grab & sting objects in it’s path
Ferris Wheel – A light sensor activates with a wave of your hand
The ROKduino kit will retail for $300. You have the chance right now to get this kit for $175. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity. It ends on June 30.
We’ve made programming easy. Kids as young as eight years old can use our drag-and-drop coding program. When your child is ready, it’s a snap to step into full Arduino programming, the world’s most popular, open-source robotics programming language.
Sensors are what your robot uses to interact with its surroundings. Add a light sensor to your robot and it will be able to see when you turn on the lights. Add a proximity sensor to keep your robot from bumping into walls. Add a communications transmitter, and your robot can command other Rokenbok robots!
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Risks and challenges
Adults and children have tested several working prototypes of the ROKduino smart block, sensors, and robotic elements. They are 100% ready for tooling and production. We have been manufacturing engineering toys and classroom products for nearly two decades. We are confident that the ROKduino will exceed your expectations in quality and will arrive on time to light up your child’s eyes and spark their imagination. So, the only thing that leaves ROKduino hanging is the balance is your support.
Rokenbok Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We need your help in making the investment in tooling and manufacturing for this high-quality robotics teaching system. Together, we can bring the joy of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to children all across the country – and to your child too!