Smart technology is entering out pockets, homes and even our education systems. The opportunity these new gadgets bring is huge, which means new generations have to adapt not only to using them, but to build upon them.
Enter Ozobot, a programmable robot that is as smart as the user codes him to be. This little guy is meant to teach kids basic coding, allowing them to see it in action with a physical object, as opposed to pixels in a display.
The Ozobot has a series of sensors that allow it to recognize colors. You can program these robots to perform certain actions depending on the color of the lines drawn on the surface (which could be anything, even a screen). Maybe have them stop and turn around on red lines, or perform certain dance moves on blue. You could also make them run faster on green.
Your imagination is the limit, and this will be great for kids ages 8 and up (according to the Ozobot guys. I love what they are doing – pretty much turning coding into toys. Now, more than ever, younger generations need to start learning code as soon as possible. It will give them a boost, much like learning how to operate a computer gave us a boost in the 90s.
Check out the video and let us know what it’s all about. The Ozobot is only $49.99, so it should be a great toy to look into, for the young ones.