Huey: The Line-Tracking, Color-Sensing Robot
- Grades: K-5
- Number of Students: 1-4 Per Robot
- Number of Experiments: 60
- Additional Resources: Huey Manual, Challenge Book
Learn to code with Huey, your color-sensing robot pal. This kit offers kids a hands-on, screen-free introduction to the world of robotics and coding. With a built-in color sensor, Huey navigates around maps that you create using 81 puzzle-shaped tiles. Huey recognizes the colors of the 32 coding discs, which tell it whether to turn right, turn left, or continue straight. Huey makes fun sounds and movements as it travels around the map, revving its engine as it gets started, and doing a little dance when it reaches home. Huey can be muted for quiet play.
Build one of the 18 maps included in the full-color, 16-page challenge book and figure out where to place the coding discs to help Huey find its way home. Make sure to watch out for the red ghosts! If you hit one, you’ll have to debug your code and try again. There are four levels of challenges, which are appropriate for kids ages 5 and up. The size of the map grows with the difficulty of the challenge. Beginner maps use nine map tiles, while advanced ones use all 81 tiles! You can also create your own maps and then challenge your friends to solve them. The possibilities are virtually infinite! Learn about how Huey’s color sensor works in the full-color, 4-page instruction manual. A bonus online challenge book includes more than 40 additional challenges — 60 challenges in all! Can you solve them all? Huey does not require a computer, tablet, or smartphone to operate.
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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.