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Designed for STEM education, Open Source! APP controlled, Arduino, supports Scratch, Bluetooth Upload, Robot. Let kids Play and Learn!
Designed for STEM education, Open Source! APP controlled, Arduino, supports Scratch, Bluetooth Upload, Robot. Let kids Play and Learn!
220 backers pledged $28,110 to help bring this project to life.

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Show in the box

update#5: Blinkgogo at Shenzhen Maker Faire these days!

 

Kids love Blinkgogo a lot!
Kids love Blinkgogo a lot!

Play Blinkgogo with Scratch

 

Supports Scratch
Supports Scratch

APP control

Interface of APP
Interface of APP

 

Show case of APP control
Show case of APP control

Augmented Reality (AR) Game Fighting

 A Lot of Fun!

Line following
Line following

 Catch it!

Light seeking
Light seeking

 Books to show HOW & WHY

Children love reading
Children love reading

Arduino based board that supports Bluetooth upload

The secret of Wireless Programming Arduino
The secret of Wireless Programming Arduino

FlyBlue board with built-in Bluetooth for wireless download from your PC or Mac with our Bluetooth adapter, replacing wired debugging hassle.

Coming with many sensor modules

3D printing Case

Compatible with Lego blocks, 3D printed case!
Compatible with Lego blocks, 3D printed case!

Open source exterior case, so you can design and 3D print a completely new and unique enclosures. You can design what you like.

 Blinkgogo comes with a hardware expansion board for those who really want to go wild when is comes to trying new things and developing new robotics systems.

Exploded view
Exploded view

 

The power of Arduino UNO + Bluetooth + Lego Blocks = Blinkgogo

 Here are just a few of the many things you can do with Blinkgogo

Features
Features

Supports sound effects and plays music

Compatible with Lego blocks

Don't left behind

We know there is going to be more robots in the future. Get a head start with robotics now before it's too late. This robot kit has everything you need to get started. You can demonstrate many standard robot functions right out of the box. It's simple, easy to use and fun.

Unboxing

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Blinkgogo for education

Home

Perhaps your home has many toys already. However we believe to prepare for the future children need toys that are made to be modified and programmed. Children need to learn not just to be consumers but to actively participate in the building and modifying of things around them.

Have fun at home
Have fun at home

 In school

Everybody knows that STEM education is important however most robotics platforms do not come with enough easy to use tutorials out of the box to be used by most non-engineers and still have enough flexibility to be still useful to those who excel in programming.

Book

Blinkgogo comes with three step-by-step tutorials to help you learn programming.

  • Binkgogo play right out of the box Tutorial: Blinkgogo works right out of the box. You can demonstrate many standard robot functions. You can drive it by controlling it with your phone through it's Bluetooth capability. Or have it follow a black line. 
  • Blinkgogo for Beginners Tutorial: Blinkgogo comes with a number of step-by-step tutorials. It is easy to program with the scratch graphical programming language. For the more extreme programmers it also works with C++. And the Arduino IDE programming environment.
  • Blinkgogo for Advanced Users Tutorial: Blinkgogo offers a lot for advanced users. Blinkgogo comes with a hardware expansion prototyping plate where you can mount servos and many other sensors.
The content of the book
The content of the book

What's in the box?

  Basic kit

  • 1--Blinkgogo robot
  • 2--Open source 3D printed shell
  • 3--70*55mm solar panel
  • 4--USB flash drive loaded with required software
  • 5--USB Bluetooth adaptor
  • 6--Mrcro USB cable
  • 7--Flashlight
  • Two tutorial books
  • Figure 8 on paper for line following demonstration.
  • Stickers

    Expansion kit

  • 1--Dupont lines
  • 2--Acrylic panel
  • 3--Ultrasonic sensor mounting bracket
  • 4--SG90 servo and hardware
  • 5--128X96px OLED display
  • 6--Smoke detector
  • 7--Ultrasonic sensor
  • 8--Motion sensor
  • 9--Button 
  • 10--Temperature and humidity sensor
  • 11--IR receiver module
  • 12--M4 Double-pass  Hollow Copper Pillars
  • 13--Potentiometer
  • 14--Handheld Remote 
  • 15--One tutorial book

Technical Specifics

 Hardware
  • Open source board
  • FlyBlue board based on Arduino 
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless upload  
  • Solar charging panel
  • High-resolution 3D printed case
  • Light sensor for light Seeking
  • Line following sensors for line following
  • Powered by Li-Po rechargeable battery
  • Play music with buzzer
  • Cool car LED lights show
  • Extended Interface: two 3 pin digital interface, a 3pin analog / digital interface, a 4pin analog / digital interface
  • Reset button, power switch

  Blinkgogo Without Case

 The Great N20 Motor

Wheels With Rubber tires
Wheels With Rubber tires

Software

  • Support Scratch graphical programming, real-time debug
  • 100% compatible with all standard Arduino code libraries and functions.
  • APP control, a great hardware robot platform for developing new robotics capabilities.
Supports Scratch
Supports Scratch

Even More

  • Engaging tutorials 
  • Arduino community support
  • We are anticipating building an online community with continuing improved tutorials and lessons.

FlyBlue Board -> Wireless Programming Arduino

FlyBlue board with built-in Bluetooth for wireless download from your PC or Mac with our Bluetooth adapter, replacing wired debugging hassle.

FlyBlue board With Built-in Bluetooth
FlyBlue board With Built-in Bluetooth

Why Blinkgogo?  

There are a lot of educational robot on the market. 

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The Best Present to Kids for this Christmas

The Best Present to Kids for this Christmas
The Best Present to Kids for this Christmas

 

Production timeline

 

 

Our Story   

Ever since I was a child I have always wanted to learn how to make electronics. Now that I am a electrical engineer my dreams are now a reality. However in the past when friends and asked if they could do electronics, my only answer was you need to go to school to be a electrical engineer. 

Luckily time to change. Thanks to Arduino and other open-source platforms it's not only possible for my friends to start their own hobby electronics products I can now start teaching my two children Harry and Tina. I have selfishly developed Blinkgogo specifically to teach my children electronics. But due to enthusiasm from my neighbors I have developed Blinkgogo into a product to share with the world. I hope you have as much fun with Blinkgogo as I did developing it and share it with my children.

But we need your help to make it happen 

We need kickstarter to the general user to present our products, the need for production through crowdfunding and subsequent product optimization, optimization tutorial work, the products to more people, and ultimately every child has a blinkgogo educational robot kits dream.

What you will get with Basic kit + Extension kit
What you will get with Basic kit + Extension kit

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Our Team

 The Challenge

When students are in class, I found no one all in one educational robot kit, no way to let the students in the beginning to focus on learning programming ideas, and then expanded in the latter part of the hardware on the market to improve the ability to achieve their creativity.
Test the adaptor
Test the adaptor

 

Designed your own case!
Designed your own case!
 Here are some details about manufacturing:

 

Risks and challenges

All projects are likely to encounter difficulties unpredictable, especially as we also need such a combination of hardware and software but also the need for mass production projects. We have done some advance measures to reduce these problems delayed delivery caused.

1, advance procurement of components, contact the manufacturers of circuit boards.

2, advance shipping related issues carding process, avoid some of the early problems that may arise.

We can not guarantee completely avoid all the problems, but we will do our utmost to ensure guaranteed delivery time, if any delay in delivery problems arise, we will inform all supporters immediately.

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FAQ

  • Wireless programming is one of the most featured function of blinkgogo.
    It uses the Arduino compatible board integrated bluetooth 4.0 technology, which is used for communicating with the bluetooth adaptor connected to PC. When uploading the program, Arduino IDE will first send the data to the adaptor,which will then tranport it to blinkgogo by bluetooth.

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    Get a complete Blinkgogo basic kit with a blinkgogo car, two books, a bluetooth adapter, a flashlight, a solar panel, a paper with figure 8, stickers, a Micro USB cable, a USB flash drive. Free App (Android & iOS) is provided.

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    Get a complete Blinkgogo basic kit with a blinkgogo car, two books, a bluetooth adapter, a flashlight, a solar panel, a paper with figure 8, stickers, a Micro USB cable, a USB flash drive. Free App (Android & iOS) is provided.

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    Get a complete Blinkgogo basic kit with a blinkgogo car, two books, a bluetooth adapter, a flashlight, a solar panel, a paper with figure 8, stickers, a Micro USB cable, a USB flash drive. Free App (Android & iOS) is provided. So many sensors as the page.

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    You will get two Blinkgogo basic kits. Play with all the children and get a lot of fun!

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