I love the Kickstarter concept an find myself often backing some great products. I saw a lot of potential in Play-i for teaching programming to children, also who doesn’t love a robot!
So I backed the project then just had to wait…..
Christmas Eve 2014 they arrived!
Perfect timing! It gave me the Christmas holidays to learn! (play)
The robots have lots of features:
Lights, Sensors, & Media
|Eye Lights:||12 White LEDs||12 White LEDs|
|Ear Lights:||RGB LEDs||RGB LEDs|
|Spotlight:||RGB LEDs (in chest)||RGB LEDs (in eye)|
|Tail lights:||Red LEDs||N/A|
|Transmitters:||4 IRs||4 IRs|
|Distance Sensors:||3 (12 inch range)||N/A|
|Detect Robot Receivers:||2 IRs||N/A|
The apps are very simple to use, if you have ever used Scratch before then you will be programming these little guys within seconds! I also bought the Xylophone attachment which is great fun! I made Jingle Bells as my first song by copying the notes from someone playing a Xylophone on Youtube.
I will post some projects soon that you could try out in a coding club or computing lesson.