Finding a robotic kit today is easy. You will get a lot of options at different prices, configurations, and features. Picking the right one is tricky but learning about the best options will help you to make the right pick. We are going to talk about the popular Makeblock mBot in this blog post. Let us give you a better and clearer idea about what is a mBot robot and its capabilities.
Table of Contents
- INTRODUCTION T0 MAKEBLOCK MBOT
- WHAT’S INSIDE THE MBOT ROBOT KIT
- MAIN COMPONENTS OF MBOT
- STEPS TO BUILD A ROBOT
INTRODUCTION T0 MAKEBLOCK MBOT
mBot is an educational robot that encourages you to use your imagination by exploring various tasks while integrating mBot with drag-and-drop programming.
mBot is primarily an educational toy for kids, it is a member of the Makeblock line of exquisitely crafted robotics kits and accessories for enthusiasts. One will be able to progress to other robotics items in the Makeblock series and construct projects like a 3D printer, draw bot, a robot arm, or a robot of their very own!
mBot kits use mBlock, a programming language based on scratch, which enables users to easily control the movements of their robots through the use of programming software composed of pre-loaded, drag-and-drop graphical blocks.
Programming the mBot is simple and does not require text-based complicated code. If you are interested in knowing more interesting robot facts, you can check our blog ‘10 interesting facts about robots‘.
2. WHAT’S INSIDE THE MBOT ROBOT KIT?
3. MAIN COMPONENTS OF MBOT
Like how muscles help us to move, mBot comes with components that enable it to move. The basic component required is the motor. The motor is the device that allows physical movement. The motor used in Makeblock mBot is the DC motor.
Humans use their eyes to see objects and know the distance of objects (like it’s near or far). Likewise, mBot uses an ultrasonic sensor to see objects/find the distance of an object. The ultrasonic sensor is a device that measures the distance of an object or obstacle using sound waves.
The Line-follower sensor detects the colors such as black and white and moves accordingly. The line follower sensor works on the principle of absorption and reflection of light.
Control System (Mainboard/Motherboard):
Like how the human body has a brain, the brain of the mBot robot is the mainboard/motherboard.
The bluetooth device helps us in exchanging information over a short distance. The purpose of using the Bluetooth module in the mBot is to facilitate communication with the android/iOS phone.
4. STEPS TO BUILD A SIMPLE BOT
Three steps to building a simple bot.
- Write a program
Do you want your child to be introduced to this wonderful platform but unsure where to begin?
This is for you then. Here, at Guruface academy we’ll provide you with complete guidance in learning mBot and take you through various stages. If you have a good Mentor and Resource, learning is a quick and enjoyable experience.
Don’t worry if you’ve never programmed before. With Makeblock mBot’s play and programming apps, you’ll quickly develop your programming and driving skills. You can also discover more amazing robotics and electronics courses on the Guruface Academy Learning Platform. Take a look and see what more you can learn. Have a great rest of the day!