KIBO Adds Advanced Coding Extension Set Using Wooden Blocks

KIBO Adds Advanced Coding Extension Set Using Wooden Blocks

KinderLab Robotics has debuted an Advanced Coding Extension Set and curriculum for its KIBO robots.

KIBO’s coding doesn’t involve typing on a keyboard. Rather, students arrange wooden programming blocks in order to get the robots to perform a sequence of tasks. The new set includes new types of blocks for more advanced functionality, including:

  • A random parameter;

  • Eight subroutine blocks that students can use to create customized sub-programs within the main program; and

  • An “if not” block, which allows students to trigger actions based on whether or not certain conditions are detected by the robots’ sensors.

KIBO Adds Advanced Coding Extension Set Using Wooden Blocks 

KIBO is designed for students aged 4–7. The kit is available for preorder now for $80 and is expected to ship June 24. The curriculum, Ask and Imagine, is free with a preorder of two or more kits. It sells for $25 separately. Further details can be found at kinderlabrobotics.com.

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