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Project LabBy Project Lab
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HK$ 330,244
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99
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, May 8 2019 4:24 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Mojobot is a tangible coding robot and board game that makes it really easy for kids and adults to pick up and learn the core principles of coding and robotics.  Mojobot is designed with both fun and educational value in mind. 

Not only is Mojobot stacked with sensors, actions and comprehensive coding commands, with Mojobot your kids will learn coding through playing fun games.

 Here we have created a comprehensive computer coding language and that is screen-free, extendable and allows the use of parameters, numbers, loops, decision making, sensory inputs and sub-routines.  

Just place coding tags into the console and press GO.


Mojobot is a stacked robot.  


Have fun together with Mojobot Missions game.

Comprehensive and extendable tangible coding platform.

Who is Mojobot good for?

Great for adults and amazing for kids ages 4 - 99+.

Mojobot is a stacked robot. Full of personality, sensors and actions! Get Mojobot to talk and show different eye expressions while roving to pick up and deliver Tokens. This means Mojobot is full of fun and game play game play!

Lights, Sounds, Emotions, Pick Up / Put Down Tokens and lots of Sensors.
Lights, Sounds, Emotions, Pick Up / Put Down Tokens and lots of Sensors.

What's more Mojobot has infrared navigation sensors that ensures that Mojobot will always move correctly to each location in the map. The infrared sensors will detect the the marked square pattern on the  corner of each block in the map. This means you can code Mojobot to move in an infinite square loop and still keep its correct position.

Highlight Feature : Precise movement makes sure the robot executes kids' commands correctly and enables game play.
Highlight Feature : Precise movement makes sure the robot executes kids' commands correctly and enables game play.

Here's a demo of Mojobot's precise movements. 

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The Console is like the command center for Mojobot.  To command Mojobot put coding tags into the Console and press 'GO'. The job of the Console in to read the coding tag data, process it and send it over to the robot. The lights on the console help kids to debug and learn the way the code flows and executes.

What's more? We designed the Console to be modular and extendable. For us it is very important the children's creations are not limited to 8 lines of code. To extend the code just connect the Add-On Console to the Main Console. Then your code can be as long as you wish!


Main Code Extension

Sub-Routine Code Extension

Main + Sub-Routine Code Extension


 Mojobot has got tons of different coding tags. With these you can command Mojobot to do different tasks and show different behaviors.  Our tangible coding platform is a comprehensive system that allows the use of loops, if statements, wait command and parameters such as numbers and sensor inputs. Mojobot has 6 main types of coding tags:

  • Movement
  • Actions
  • Control Logic
  • Sensor Inputs
  • Sub-Routine
  • Numbers

With the Basic Set you will get coding tags for Movement, Numbers and Actions. Once you've mastered the basic commands, move on to the more advanced content of the Extension Set which will contain Control Logic, Sensor Inputs and Sub-Routine coding tags.

There are more than billions of coding possibilities you can do with these coding tags, and this is just for one Console!

Your Mojobot will come with a Mojotown. The map is made from paper board jigsaw pieces that can be reconfigured and is easy to carry and transport. Our themed map is designed to teach kids about places in a city. Take Mojobot on an adventure around Mojotown, exploring new places and discovering new activities.

Our map is specially designed for Mojobot to navigate with precision. Mojobot will use its sensors to track the four grey corners around each location block to ensure that Mojobot will go to exactly as it is told to!

Take Mojobot on adventures around the Mojotown map.
Take Mojobot on adventures around the Mojotown map.

 The jigsaw map allows users to expand and the re-configure the map as they wish! This allows loads of activities and play possibilities. We even encourage players to try and make their own maps and themes.

Mojobot's map are made from jigsaw pieces which allow for extension and re-configuration to your imagination!
Mojobot's map are made from jigsaw pieces which allow for extension and re-configuration to your imagination!

The Tokens are game objects that Mojobot can interact with. Mojobot can pick up the tokens, carry it around and the put them down where you want to.  With the Mojobot Basic set there 14 Tokens. 

Get Mojobot to pick up and deliver these Tokens around Mojotown.
Get Mojobot to pick up and deliver these Tokens around Mojotown.

As important as the robot and our coding platform is the curriculum and activities that will teach kids coding and robotics in a fun way. This is paramount because learning only happens when children are engaged, and engagement happens when they are interested and having fun.To this end we have created the Mojobot Adventures Stories book and a Mission Cards Game to assist learning. 


The Story Books

The Mojobot Adventures Stories is a cartoon illustrated story of Mojobot's adventures in Mojotown. The story book includes code along instructions so that children can learn everyting from the explanations and illustrations.  

There are two Mojobot story books, Book 1 and Book 2. 

Book 1 - Basic Level - Age: 4+

Book 2 - Advanced Level  - Age: 6+

Book 2 focuses on making Mojobot smart. Here you will learn about automated systems, sensors, and explore the nitty gritty of coding logic and algorithms. The new coding tags allow commands such as wait, loops, if statements and sub-routines. 

For example,

  • Can you turn Mojobot into a dance bot? A robot that will automatically dance to loud music.
  • Can you turn Mojobot into a smart night lamp? Get Mojobot to automatically turn on the tail lights when it's dark. 

Not sure how to play and use Mojobot? It's really easy, just follow our tutorial videos. Below are some examples of what you can do with Mojobot. Rest assured that we will be releasing lots of these activities online so you kids will have endless hours of fun exploration!

Check out some smart robots you can code with Mojobot.

Here's the obstacle avoidance robot.

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Here's a reception robot.

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And here's a dancing robot.

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You can even make Mojobot automatically pick up and deliver tokens!

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Mojobot Missions Game

Our mission is to make coding a fun, accessible and social activity. To this end we have created the Mojobot Missions Game. This can by played alone but it is best for playing together with family and friends. Compete to earn Stars which are the rewards from completing Missions. 

  • Go To Missions
Go To Mission: Take Mojobot to the destination location and wait there for at least 1 second.
Go To Mission: Take Mojobot to the destination location and wait there for at least 1 second.
  • Pick Up Token and Deliver Missions
Pick Up Mission: Pick up the Token from the origin location and place at the destination location.
Pick Up Mission: Pick up the Token from the origin location and place at the destination location.
  • Coding Logic Missions
Logic Mission: Follow the instructions and turn Mojobot into a smart robot! You must use at least one of the specified coding tags.
Logic Mission: Follow the instructions and turn Mojobot into a smart robot! You must use at least one of the specified coding tags.
  • Chance Cards

Spice up the game with chance cards and test your luck. Help kids to read and analyze logical rules. 

Chance Cards: If you get a chance card, read and follow the instructions carefully!
Chance Cards: If you get a chance card, read and follow the instructions carefully!

>> In the Basic set there are 28 Mission Cards and 5 Chance Cards.<<

>> In the Extension set there are 7 Mission Cards and 15 Chance Cards. <<

 These are the rules to the Mojobot Missions Games!

Here we show you a play through of the Mojobot Missions game using one Mojobot Basic set. In this version we are playing with 4 players and using just one Mojobot so the game play is turn based.

Turn based game play with one robot.

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In this next video we show you how to play Mojobot Missions game in real-time! You can only do this if you have a robot for each player. In this game rule we'll draw some cards and see who's first to complete the mission. 

Real time game play with multiple robots. 

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These are just some of the ways you can play games with Mojobot. In reality the possibilities of game play and different rules are endless. We challenge and recommend our users to come up with their own game theme and rules, and please submit these to us. It is very possible that in the future, with your permission, we can introduce new maps, cards and game play mechanics that are designed by Mojobot users!


Mojobot Teaching Trials

We have tested Mojobot extensively with hundreds of kids. Since we are already teaching kids coding and robotics on a daily basis this allows us to constantly test and optimize Mojobot. This has helped us to refine the game play and curriculum to make sure that it is fun and fits target age group learning capability.

To see more pictures and our history of our teaching activities you can check them out at,

 https://www.facebook.com/projectlabthailand 

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We've been testing the activities and game concept even before our prototype was ready.
We've been testing the activities and game concept even before our prototype was ready.
Our trial confirm that kids really enjoy playing with Mojobot.
Our trial confirm that kids really enjoy playing with Mojobot.
Kids play and learn from each other with Mojobot.
Kids play and learn from each other with Mojobot.

Not only trial runs with our students. We have also been to the world's leading education trade fair, the Bett Show 2019 to get feedback from teachers all around the world. The overwhelming positive response from the teachers reassured us that, yes, Mojobot is perfect for kids!

Our little booth at the Bett Show 2019 (London, United Kingdom).
Our little booth at the Bett Show 2019 (London, United Kingdom).

Since then we have been testing Mojobot in Italy with our friend Italmaker. More than just testing, Italmaker are also helping to develop curriculum material and activities for Mojobot. And yes everyone loves Mojobot!

Mojobot with lovely Leonardo Da Vinci style rendition. Teaching using Mojobot by Italmaker in Rome, Italy.
Mojobot with lovely Leonardo Da Vinci style rendition. Teaching using Mojobot by Italmaker in Rome, Italy.
More of Mojobot in Italy. First plan out your code on the white board, then try it out for real!
More of Mojobot in Italy. First plan out your code on the white board, then try it out for real!

 Here is Mojobot in action in the Italian news and media.

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Tangible coding makes learning about software programming a fun, easy, natural and social process. A group can sit together around the table and figure out solutions as a team. Everyone can easily see the coding tags and add or remove them as they wish.

Tangible coding solutions have been shown to be more effective for teaching as children have reported that tangible coding is more attractive and easier to play than alternative screen based coding. Having physical coding pieces that kids can touch and feel helps to improve engagement and memory. Coding and computational thinking is an essential skill for our present time, and will be more important as we progress into the future. 

Check out this academic research paper on the benefits of tangible coding over screen-based systems for young kids aged under 10 year old,

 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00779-013-0641-7 

Tangible coding makes learning about computer programming engaging, accessible and socially interactive!

 The Mojobot Basic Kit contains all the basic functionalities of Mojobot. You will get a Mojobot robot and a Main Console. Also in the set are all of the action coding tags. This means you can command Mojobot to move, pick up objects, show emotions, lights and even record and make sounds!

Good for ages 4+.

Contains:

  • Robot x 1
  • Console x 1
  • Coding Tags x 42
  • Cards x 33
  • Tokens x 14
  • Story Book x 1
  • Map x 1
  • Charging Cable x 2



The Mojobot Extension Kit is what you really need to get! This set will teach you what coding is about. Learn to use loops, if statements, sub-routines and sensor inputs.

Good for ages 6+.

Contains:

  • Extension Console x 1
  • Logic Coding Tags x 34
  • Cards x 22
  • Book x 1
  • Paper Origami Box x1


We are Project Lab, an edtech and robotics start-up based located in Bangkok, Thailand. We have been working in the area of STEM and robotics education since 2015. We work with schools and we have experience teaching children of all ages and background. We have a small team of software and hardware engineers based in Bangkok who are also involved in teaching.  Our team is led by Dr. Pooh Eamcharoenying who holds a Phd in Mechanical Engineering specializing in robotic systems.

From our experience teaching coding and robotics to children from ages 4 to 30+ year old students, we have found that there is a lack of teaching tools for younger children ages 4+. We also think the concept of tangible coding is really cool, especially because it is something which can make coding more engaging and social for people of all ages. For these reasons we really wanted to build a comprehensive tangible coding platform that allows kids of various age groups to code both simple and complex algorithms as if playing a toy or a game.

We have been working in teaching STEM and robotics to kids for a long while. Some of our work include working with the Prime Minister's office to develop and implement robotics curriculum in Thailand. 

Dr. Pooh delivered the robotics curriculum to Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand.
Dr. Pooh delivered the robotics curriculum to Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand.

Our journey to create Mojobot started around one and a half years ago. The goal was to create a comprehensive tangible coding platform that allows kids to get into the juicy aspects of computer science and robotics in a fun, accessible, and social way. Our team started off quickly as we built our first prototypes with Arduino and other open source development platforms. 

Our Initial Mojobot prototype.
Our Initial Mojobot prototype.
From Left to Right and Top to Bottom: Pooh Eamcharoenying (Team Leader & Engineer), Pimchanok Thavipoke (Creative and soon to be Mom), Kitsana Panja (Software), Watayuth Aiamanan (Software), Patwipha Saephoo (Artwork), Jirayus Lomarat (Prototyping), Arphakorn Kunha (Hardware)
From Left to Right and Top to Bottom: Pooh Eamcharoenying (Team Leader & Engineer), Pimchanok Thavipoke (Creative and soon to be Mom), Kitsana Panja (Software), Watayuth Aiamanan (Software), Patwipha Saephoo (Artwork), Jirayus Lomarat (Prototyping), Arphakorn Kunha (Hardware)

After completing our initial prototypes, while on tour to get the market feedback we found our now partner Silverlit. Since then we have been working in collaboration with Silverlit to get Mojobot ready for market and manufacturing production. Silverlit is a well-known electronics toy manufacturer. With Silverlit's expertise and track record in hardware design and manufacturing, you can be rest assured that all Mojobots will be made to a high quality and reasonable price.

We expect to get our production batch out and delivered by July 2019. Here's the timeline of the project so far.

The video clip below show cases Silverlit's professional team and state of the art manufacturing facilities.

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You can support us in different ways to suit your situation.  The best way to support us is to get Mojobot as a gift either for yourself or for your family and friends. Mojobot will be a great in the school or as a companion in the living room and great for family time.

Here are our special kickstarter offers for the Mojobot:


>> Offer: Classroom Starter Set $900 USD  <<

This classroom set consist  of  5 sets of "Mojobot Basic Sets" and  5 sets of "Mojobot Extension Sets". With these set combined, you can get all of your classroom activities on right away. 




>> Offer: Complete Set  $190 USD  <<

Get the complete Mojobot package. With both the Basic and Extension set you will be able to enjoy all of Mojobot's functionalities. You will get all of coding tags available, an Add-on Console for extending your code, two Mojobot story books, and all 55 game cards. With the Extension set Mojobot can execute more complex algorithms and is meaty even for adults to enjoy! Good for children ages 6+.





>> Offer: Mojobot Basic Set $130 USD  <<

The Mojobot Basic set covers all of the basic functionalities of Mojobot. Make Mojobot travel places, complete missions, deliver objects while also doing some singing and dancing along the way. This set doesn't include logical flow control coding tags or sensor inputs tags. With the simpler coding commands of the Basic Set, this is most recommended for ages 4+. Enjoy learning and playing at home with family and friends and see who can complete the most missions!





>> Offer: Mojobot Figures Set $15 USD  <<

We really appreciate any contribution that you make. With a small contribution you will get a special edition of Mojobot figures! You can use these when you play the Mojobot Mission Games with your friends.

Limited Mojobot minature figures (x4) in
Limited Mojobot minature figures (x4) in

>> Offer: Heart -A- Project $5 USD  <<

With love from our Mojobot team, plus a digital download of the adventure playbook and extra tokens sticker artwork for your extended fun!

Digital Download of the misson playbook artwork & special tokens
Digital Download of the misson playbook artwork & special tokens

Here are some of the news and media Mojobot has been featured in around the globe.

Risks and challenges

Our Pledge is to deliver an honest product with high quality.

We are experienced in robotics education and also have a strong manufacturing partner. We do not expect issues that we can't overcome and our prototypes are already at quite an advanced stage. Otherwise, we are working hard to minimize impact on delivery, for our target date in July as promised. In the event of unexpected issues, we will keep you posted on the progress.

If you encounter problems with our product, then we will be offering you our full refunds. We are fully confident in our ability to deliver and we are a ethically responsible company.

Mojobot is not only a development project for us, but it is what we believe in and we give it all to make this happen. We really hope to see you join us and make Mojobot project happen.

Love,

Mojobot Team

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