Boxlight Corporation (opens in new tab) (Nasdaq: BOXL) will unveil its new Mimio MyBot educational robotic system (opens in new tab) bundle at the 2019 ISTE Conference & Expo in Philadelphia. Consisting of packs of 10 or 20 MyBot robotic kits and the Mimio MicroCloud server, the system bundle establishes a local wireless classroom community that facilitates the development of core skills in programming, engineering and robotics. Visitors to the company’s booth (#2622) will be able to see live demos of the bundle, which is scheduled to start shipping in July.
The Mimio MyBot system kits contain the components needed to build a robot -- a Wi-Fi-enabled Fusion™ robotic controller with a Raspberry Pi 3 processing core, rechargeable battery, battery charger, motors, sensors, metal building components, tools, and fasteners. This set of building components can be used to create mobile and stationary mechanical systems that explore engineering principles from simple machines to advanced mechanisms. Educators can also expand the kits’ capacities for advanced students and so create more sophisticated robotic structures by adding building components, sensors, servos, joysticks and cameras.
There is no software to install and no cable connections to the robot. All the software, programming languages and documentation are built into the Fusion controller, so students just need is a browser in order to start learning.