- Grades: K+
- Ages: 4+
Perfect for makerspaces, libraries, museums, or classrooms the Intrepid Inventor is the screen-free way to explore robotics, STEM, and computational thinking. Designed for flexibility, the Intrepid Inventor supports six or twelve working groups.
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR BETTER THINKING.
Little robots, big lessons.
Foster vital thinking skills in the classroom or the living room. Fascinating and fun, Cubelets nurture your child’s imagination, creativity, and inventive spirit. Cubelets are the building blocks of better thinkers.
Access loads of free education resources.
Every Cubelets set and pack includes access to free standards-aligned lesson plans, printable activity cards, online professional development, and more. Be sure to check out the Cubelets Education Resources to learn more.
Get going fast with a printed lesson bundle.
Get everything you need to start with teaching Cubelets in a handy printed reference book. Each bundle includes:
- A grade-banded lesson book with 13 standards-aligned lesson plans.
- Cubelets Activity cards for working with small groups.
- Cubelets magnets for modeling and diagramming.
- Student flashlights for helping with brightness investigations.
- An anchoring chart.
All the support you need to succeed.
Cubelets check all the “boxes” – from lesson plans to professional development we’ve assembled this handy administrator checklist to share with anyone involved in making an educational investment.
Loved by educators from Vermont to Vietnam.
Cubelets are a great introduction to computational thinking. Computational thinking is a fancy term for the way computer scientists solve problems. It helps break down complex problems, and find repeatable solutions. Computational Thinking is just one of the many skills that educators love to teach with Cubelets.
BLOCK BY BLOCK, ROBOT BY ROBOT, CUBELETS HELP DEVELOP VITAL SKILLS.
- Robotics basics.
- Cause and effect.
- Gross motor skills.
- Speaking and questioning.
- Computational Thinking.
- Critical thinking.
- Design and engineering basics.
- Networking basics.
- Collaboration skills.
- Pattern recognition.
- Computer science basics.
- Coding smarter.
- Parallel programming.
- Systems thinking.
- Complexity basics.
- Design thinking.
HOW CUBELETS WORK.
Just like building blocks only smarter.
Cubelets make the principles of programming easy to learn and practice. Inside of each block is a part of a program – as you build your robot you build the code that controls its behavior. It’s hands-on coding!
Build loads of simple robot constructions with the Cubelets Curiosity Set.
SENSE, THINK, ACT.
Each Cubelet has a special function and belongs to one of three categories: SENSE Cubelets take in information from the robot’s environment. THINK Cubelets compute and change that information, and ACT Cubelets turn that information into physical action.
Connect at least one SENSE, THINK, and ACT Cubelet to create a robot construction.
Connect to construct.
Cubelets’ magnetic faces make them simple to snap together and pull apart. Each Cubelet has a special function. What you connect, and how you connect them changes the behavior of your robot constructions. Every combination is a new creation.
Pair blocks with bricks.
The yellow Brick Adapters connect to LEGO® and other brick building- block toys. Discovery Set includes one “studs” and one “sockets” adapter so you can build in any direction.
Get connected to code and create more.
Code new behaviors and more when you add Bluetooth Hats to your Motivated Makers Pack.
Pair blocks with apps.
The Bluetooth® Hat pairs robot constructions with free Cubelets apps. The simple, proximity-based pairing makes connecting easy. Cap your creations with the Bluetooth Hat to add new abilities, read robot data values, and code new behaviors in Blockly or C.
Learn how Cubelets “talk” by visualizing block values or save the data for analysis.
Discover how swapping a Cubelet’s Personality changes the way it behaves.
Build new Cubelet behaviors with drag-and-drop programming.
Build new Cubelets programs with text-based coding.
Intrepid Inventors details.
The Intrepid Inventors Pack can support either six OR twelve student groups.
- Group option 01 - Six student groups. Most educators find groups between 3–5 students work best.
- Group option 02 - Twelve student groups. Option two provides 36 Cubelets to share and experiment with.
CUBELETS INTREPID INVENTORS PACK INCLUDES:
Brightness Cubelet (x12) - Enable a construction to detect and respond to light.
Distance Cubelet (x12) - Enable a construction to detect and respond to nearby objects.
Knob Cubelet (x12) - Build robot constructions with precise data value control.
Temperature Cubelet (x6) - Build robot constructions that react to changes in temperature.
Battery Cubelet (x12) - Provide the energy needed to power robot constructions.
Blocker Cubelet (x12) - Pass power but block all data values.
Inverse Cubelet (x12) - Flip data values, making low values high and vice versa.
Passive Cubelet (x12) - Build bigger robots, without modifying data values.
Maximum Cubelet (x6) - Pass only the highest data values detected within a construction.
Minimum Cubelet (x6) - Pass only the lowest data values detected within a construction.
Threshold Cubelet (x6) - Block data values below the selected threshold.
Bar Graph Cubelet (x6) - Display block values on a 0–10 scale. Great for debugging.
Flashlight Cubelet (x12) - Create constructions that shine a dimmable LED light.
Drive Cubelet (x12) - Build robot constructions that navigate their world.
Speaker Cubelet (x6) - Make robots that beep and chirp based on block values.
Rotate Cubelet (x12) - Create constructions that whirl and twirl.
Brick Adapters (x48) - Add style and expand building capabilities with LEGO® or other brick building toys. Includes 24 "studs" and 24 "sockets" adapters.
Cubelets Container (x2) - A durable padded place to store and transport your Cubelets.
Multi-Battery Charger (x2) - Charge up to five Battery Cubelets at a single time. It's great for classroom management.
Micro-USB Charging Cable (x10) - Recharge your Battery Cubelet to power your robot constructions for hours on end.
Cubelets are recommended for builders ages 4 and up. Cubelets are intuitive enough for preschoolers to start building robots, but they scale in complexity, teaching new skills as kids grow. Cubelets are even loved and used in university computer science programs!
The key to every Cubelets construction is the Battery Cubelet. A fully charged Battery Cubelet can power up to 6 hours of playtime. Recharge the Battery using the included Micro-USB cable. When fully charged, the amber light on the Battery Cubelet will turn off.