- Grades: PreK+
- Ages: 4+
The Cubelets Discovery Set is the perfect foray into the world of Cubelets® robot blocks. Open a box of little robots that will intrigue, fascinate, and inspire builders for hours on end. A unique blend of hardware and software, Cubelets make it easier than ever to explore robotics, coding, and other big ideas.
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.
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.
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.
CUBELETS DISCOVERY DETAILS.
Battery Cubelet (x1) - Provide the energy needed to power robot constructions.
Brightness Cubelet (x1) - Enable a construction to detect and respond to light.
Drive Cubelet (x1) - Build robot constructions that navigate their world.
Distance Cubelet (x1) - Enable a construction to detect and respond to nearby objects.
Flashlight Cubelet (x1) - Create constructions that shine a dimmable LED light.
Bluetooth Hat (x1) - Enable a construction to detect and respond to nearby objects.
Brick Adapters (x1) - Add style and expand building capabilities with LEGO® or other brick building toys. Includes one "stud" and one "socket" adapter.
Discovery Guide (x1) - A helpful printed Discovery Guide and downloadable Parents’ Play Guide.
Micro-USB Charging Cable (x1) - 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.