MOREbot, a robot that teaches coding, 3D printing, electronics and more

A partly 3D printed robot that teaches 3D printing and more…

MORE Technologies manufactures 3D Printed and customizable robotics kits that put exploration, creativity and innovative thinking at the heart of the learning process. The company launches a modular STEM learning robotic ecosystem today on Kickstarter.

The latter teaches people of all ages various skills including coding, 3D printing, electronics using the Arduino software platform. As users learn and grow, the MOREbot ecosystem grows with them, accommodating different add-ons that help transform the robot into anything they can imagine.

Robotics is a great way to introduce kids to and teach tech skills, but current robotics platforms are expensive and don’t scale with kids as they learn. Simply put, there’s no single robot platform that can take someone from beginner to expert,” said CEO Canon Reeves. “Our platform makes quality robot kits affordable, based on designs that teach real engineering skills. MOREbot is tangible enough for a beginner, yet it still maintains the ability to teach them at expert levels. We will inspire kids to explore tech skills and then provide them with the tools to take their learning wherever they desire. Regardless of whether they become an engineer, they still benefit from being able to adapt to tech quickly—an invaluable skill in any career.

The various uses

MOREbot starts with a Base Robot that users can build and then control via mobile application. Furthermore, given the fact that almost all of the parts are 3D printed, creators can easily expand the Base Robot by incorporating add-on kits to transform MOREbot into creations like a catapult or a robotic arm. By integrating such components as Motion Kits, Structure Kits and Sensor Kits, MOREbot users can reconfigure parts to invent anything imaginable, stretching the bounds of such capabilities as remote-driving MOREbot with a Bluetooth-controlled app.

The Base Robot contains one Bluetooth module, two motors, one Arduino Uno, one Arduino motor controller shield, eight (8) batteries and one (1) battery pack, over thirty (30) 3D-printed parts, CAD files, twenty-two (22) wooden dowels, four (4) jumper wires, one (1) screwdriver, two (2) rubber bands and free tutorials.

MOREbot is currently available on Kickstarter, starting at $75 for the Base Robot.

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