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Rokenbok EducationBy Rokenbok Education
First created
Rokenbok EducationBy Rokenbok Education
First created
$17,029
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
109
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 14 2016

About

 

With ROKduino, children of any age can build and program their own robots. It’s so easy! Here’s how it works: 

1. Build your creation - follow the included instructions to build one of three robots, or design and build your own robotic invention!

2. Plug the ROKduino block into your computer. No coding experience is required. Our drag-and-drop programming makes coding for beginners a breeze.

3. Watch your creation come to life! You’ll be amazed at how much you can do with this set.

For 20 years, Rokenbok’s engineering toys have been teaching children to make things that do things. All of our pieces snap together with ease, so children can create whatever they can imagine. We are so excited about  adding ROKduino to our incredibly popular engineering toys. All of our building components are fully compatible with ROKduino. Soon, your child will be building and programming Rokenbok robots to do whatever they can dream up.

We’ll provide step-by-step instructions to build three robots, a Beetle Bot, a Scorpion Hunter, and a Ferris Wheel. But that’s just the start. With 400+ building components, including sensors, motor modules, hinges, lead screw module, bearing block, wheels and more, your imagination is the only limit to what you can build with this set.  And, all Rokenbok building components are compatible with the ROKduino set.

Beetle Bot - uses a proximity sensor to avoid obstacles

Scorpion - uses a light-gate sensor to grab & sting objects in it's path

Ferris Wheel - A light sensor activates with a wave of your hand

The ROKduino kit will retail for $300. You have the chance right now to get this kit for $199. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity. It ends on June 30.

 

 

We’ve made programming easy. Kids as young as eight years old can use our drag-and-drop coding program. When your child is ready, it’s a snap to step into full Arduino programming, the world’s most popular, open-source robotics programming language.

 

Sensors are what your robot uses to interact with its surroundings. Add a light sensor to your robot and it will be able to see when you turn on the lights. Add a proximity sensor to keep your robot from bumping into walls. Add a communications transmitter, and your robot can command other Rokenbok robots!

 

 

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

Adults and children have tested several working prototypes of the ROKduino smart block, sensors, and robotic elements. They are 100% ready for tooling and production. We have been manufacturing engineering toys and classroom products for nearly two decades. We are confident that the ROKduino will exceed your expectations in quality and will arrive on time to light up your child’s eyes and spark their imagination. So, the only thing that leaves ROKduino hanging is the balance is your support.

Rokenbok Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We need your help in making the investment in tooling and manufacturing for this high-quality robotics teaching system. Together, we can bring the joy of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to children all across the country - and to your child too!

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    A Taste of Rokenbok, Catapult Set

    With this Catapult Sample Set, you will experience the building system at the heart of Rokenbok Student Design and Engineering. And, you will be helping us to bring programmable robotics to classrooms across the country.

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    Maker ROK Blocks

    Have a future engineer on your hands? Ideal for young children, this dynamic intro-level set will orient your little builder to a future in STEM. Comes with an assortment of colorful building blocks, snap-on wheels, hinges and other advanced building components, plus plans for 5 builds & lessons.

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    My First Robotics Set

    Our Maker ROK-Bot makes it a breeze for children of all ages to build remote control robots. This motorized building chassis makes for a fun and versatile introduction to remote controlled robotics. No programming involved. Includes the Maker ROK-Bot, motor modules, remote control, and building components.

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    ROKduino Programmable Robotics Set

    This set has everything you need to build and program your own robots! Includes motorized building chassis, ROKduino Smart Block, sensors, motor modules, and assorted building components. Plus, access to our drag-and-drop coding (ideal for beginners), Rokenbok's Arduino code library, and educational curriculum.

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    ROKduino Programmable Robotics Set

    This set has everything you need to build and program your own robots! Includes motorized building chassis, ROKduino Smart Block, sensors, motor modules, and assorted building components. Plus, access to our drag-and-drop coding (ideal for beginners), Rokenbok's Arduino code library, and educational curriculum.

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    ROKduino Programmable Robotics Set

    This set has everything you need to build and program your own robots! Includes motorized building chassis, ROKduino Smart Block, sensors, motor modules, and assorted building components. Plus, access to our drag-and-drop coding (ideal for beginners), Rokenbok's Arduino code library, and educational curriculum.

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    Robotics Club

    Interested in launching a robotics club at your school or organization? This robotics set comes with our Maker ROK-bot motorized building chassis, ROKduino Smart Block, the optional angle sensor and light module, plus extra bump and IR sensors, motor modules, and a large assortment of building components. Everything is organized into high quality, durable cases. Plus, comes with access to our drag-and-drop programming for beginners, educational robotics curriculum, and custom Arduino code library. Serves up to 4 students.

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    Robotics Mobile STEM Lab

    Interested in launching a STEM robotics program at your school? Our Robotics Mobile STEM Lab features modules to accommodate up to 24 students. This mobile laboratory includes six Maker ROKbot motorized building chassis, six ROKduino Smart Blocks, optional angle sensors and light modules, plus extra bump and IR sensors, motor modules, and a large assortment of building components. Everything is organized into high quality, durable cases. Plus, comes with access to our drag-and-drop programming for beginners, educational robotics curriculum, and custom Arduino code library.

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