KinderLab Robotics, the creators of the KIBO™ robot kit, today announced Free Throw™, a throwing-arm attachment that lets the KIBO robot toss ping pong-sized balls.
KIBO is designed to teach children aged 4–7 to build, program, decorate, and bring their own robot to life without requiring any screentime. It serves as an open platform on which students can imagine and create their own robot. Students plan a coding sequence using the programmable wooden building blocks, scan their sequence with KIBO, press its button—and the robot comes alive.
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With the Free Throw attachment, students can now code KIBO to drive to the basket and shoot, hit a target, and play games like basketball, quidditch, lacrosse, and corn-toss. A variety of free activities linked to Next Generation Science Standards are also available for download from the KIBO Resources website.
The KIBO robotics kit is based on more than 20 years of research in learning technologies and child development at Tufts University, including testing with thousands of children, teachers, and parents.
To see KIBO’s Free Throw attachment in action, stop by booth 1590 at ISTE 2018.
The Free Throw attachment is now available for purchase on the KinderLab Robotics web store, and is 25% off until July 31, 2018.