Frequently Asked Questions
Robo Coding Saga is an educational technology product. It is a platform for building and programming robots that consists of building blocks, an app with programming possibilities of various difficulty levels, and a community of engaged users.
With Robo Coding Saga, children will learn fundamental aspects of computer science including loops, parallel processing, command sequencing, conditional logic, inputs/outputs, and much more, all while building a functional robot made up of large tactile color-coded blocks. Kids will also have the freedom to use their imagination to create whatever they can dream of, and accessorize their robotic creations as it is compatible with LEGOTM blocks.
The Robo Universe app will allow children to explore programming with in-app challenges and stories through the community tab, as well as create their own projects which they can share with the Robo Wunderkind community. Three different levels of programming complexity in the coding app will also provide for progressive learning.Last updated:
Passionate about your child’s education and excited about what the future has in store for the next generation? Then Robo Coding Saga is for you and your little one!
The children of today will grow up into a world that will require STEAM and digital literacy skills to succeed. Coding is becoming the most in-demand skill across industries: the US alone must produce 1 million more STEAM professionals over the next decades. We believe it is vital to start teaching children all these skills at a time when they are most receptive to new languages (which coding is) on a cognitive level, and, most importantly, ignite their passion for learning through fun play. Kids are kids, after all.
Robo Wunderkind aims to create an enjoyable and intuitive tech education platform for children both in school and at home. Using their imagination and curiosity, we introduce coding and robotics in a playful, creative and versatile way into their life. Please support Robo Coding Saga so that more young and curious minds get inspired and empowered to create, innovate, and change the future!Last updated:
We are Robo Wunderkind - a team of 15 engineering, education, design, marketing and sales professionals that have a bold vision to change the way children learn. Our company was founded in 2014, and since then we brought to life already two generations of Robo Wunderkind together - you might remember our first Kickstarter campaign where it all started ;)
Our HQ is in Vienna, Austria, and we have offices in Chicago, USA and Shenzhen, China. Robo Wunderkind robotics kits won numerous toy, education, product, and design awards, and have been recognized as incredibly effective for children’s learning by international educational institutions and standards.
By now, more than 80.000 kids worldwide have played with Robo Wunderkind and they LOVED it. Our mission is to make programming and robotics accessible to curious young minds at home and in classrooms, helping them to accomplish their creative potential. With Robo Coding Saga and with your support, we will continue our journey and empower more and more children to explore the world of technology through play.Last updated:
Robo Coding Saga is best suitable for children 5-12. Our app offers different programming complexity levels, which means that younger kids can start with very simple, basic programming and remote control actions (Robo Live and Robo Code), and then move on to more complicated programming (Blockly and Python + Arduino API) as they grow. Adult creators and makers can also explore our APIs and “hack” their Robo!Last updated:
We have improved the industrial design of the building blocks in order to improve the user experience. The blocks are now more tactile and some have improved functions:
The Main Block now has a Push-button for on/off, animated status LEDs and charging LED, plus its battery was improved.
The Motors are now faster and have 210:1 gear ratio instead of 298:1.
The LED Matrix is now a full block and has a new display resolution of 16*16 instead of 8*8.
Small Wheel now has a form of a large ball which adds stability to the builds.
Big Wheels are now wider for more stability as well.
We have also added a brand new block: the Line Follower which is an essential component in learning robotics (and lots of fun too).Last updated:
PRODUCT: Will the new blocks and the new app work with Robo Wunderkind kits and apps of previous generations?
Yes, the new kits and the Robo Universe App are backwards compatible - they will work with any Robo Wunderkind kit ever produced (Starter, Education and Advanced Upgrade Kits)! Same goes for the current Robo Wunderkind Apps: Robo Code and Robo Live will also work with the new hardware. You will be able to enjoy your Robo in its full potential!Last updated:
Yes! In order to be able to program your robots, you will need a tablet/smartphone running on Android or iOS, or a Windows PC.Last updated:
The Robo Universe app offers programming possibilities of various complexity levels, so that kids of different ages are able to learn progressively:
Robo Live: Allows to remote control the robots built and to learn the essential robotics concepts.
Robo Code: Visual, intuitive icon-based programming to learn the basic principles of coding and computer science. Allows to program robots using finite-state machine interface.
Robo Blockly: A more advanced, block-based programming app section. Allows to create blocks of code in sequences.
Arduino + Python API: Next-level programming for small and big makers. Program the core functionality of Robo Wunderkind Blocks with the APIs, full documentation included.Last updated:
Our App has limited amount of text to make sure that children of all ages and backgrounds understand it. The basic text that will be present in the app will be in English and German, and we plan to introduce more languages after we ship.Last updated:
Of course! We are offering 2-year warranty in the EU and 1-year warranty in the rest of the world. Should you need any assistance, our proactive customer support team is always there for you to help, troubleshoot, and answer all of your questions.Last updated:
The robotics kit is charged via the orange Main Block that contacts a battery. A micro USB cable is supplied together with the kit. Just plug it into a power source and start charging.
Our Li-Ion battery has a maximum of 2 hour charge time and provides for up to 6 hours of playtime.Last updated:
Robo Live and Robo Code interfaces are so intuitive that any child above 5 years old can get started easily, with the help of parents or even alone. These two interfaces are icon based and do not require even readings skills!
Robo Blockly is a more complex interface and is suitable for children aged 8+.
Python API and Arduino libraries are for advanced learners.Last updated:
Our product is not recommended for children under 36 months because it contains small parts that can the swallowed.
Our age recommendation is 5 and above.Last updated:
We know how enthusiastic kids can get while playing, so we have designed our product with this in mind. Our building blocks have been used in thousands of homes and classrooms by now, and the feedback of our users tells us that the blocks are robust and survive many hours of play.Last updated:
The blocks are not fully water resistant so you shouldn’t try to immerse them in the water. If you do get some water on them, they should not break, just make sure you fully dry them before using them again.Last updated:
Sure! There just has to be one Main Block in your robot, otherwise you can combine blocks from several kits.Last updated:
You can connect 6 motors, 6 RGB LEDs, 6 LED Matrixes, and 4 of all other modules at the same time.Last updated:
Yes, they will be able to do so in the future! In 2020, we will be launching Robo Bridge — an IoT gateway that enables all Robo Wunderkind systems within a room to interact with each other.Last updated:
Robo Universe App supports:
Apple iOS 10+
Google Android 7.1+
Windows 8 or higher
Chromebooks running on Android
Amazon Fire OSLast updated:
The battery lasts at least 6 hours under normal continuous use, and 4 hours under heaviest use. The full charging time is about 2 hours.Last updated:
No internet connection is needed to use your Robo. You will need an internet connection only for updating your apps when new updates are released.Last updated:
We estimate to start shipping in April-May 2020. Depends on where you are, your shipment should arrive in up to 1-2 weeks after shipping begins. Please see our full timeline on our main project page to see how the production will progress.Last updated:
We are shipping to most countries worldwide. If, however, your country is not on the list - drop us a message and we will make sure you’ll be able to pre-order!Last updated:
The delivery costs are calculated according to your shipping country - you can check them when selecting your pledge.Last updated:
Backers in the EU will not need to pay any import duties - we’ll be shipping from our warehouse in Austria.
As of now, backers in the USA do not need to pay import duties as well. However, should the U.S. Administration decide to introduce import duty fees by the time our shipping begins, we will have to ask our backers to cover them.
If you are located in a country which is not US and outside EU, please be aware that should your country’s customs impose any import duty on your reward, you will need to cover it.Last updated:
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