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Robo Wunderkind: LEGO Compatible Coding Robot for Kids 5-12

Build your own robot toys. Bring them to life with code. Combine with LEGO™ and set your imagination free. For creators aged 5+.

Robo Wunderkind: LEGO Compatible Coding Robot for Kids 5-12

Build your own robot toys. Bring them to life with code. Combine with LEGO™ and set your imagination free. For creators aged 5+.

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About

Discover the world of robotics and coding. Block by block. Combine with LEGO™. For creators aged 5+.

Robo Coding Saga, our new programmable robotics kit, will let you learn to code by following in-app challenges as well as creating your own projects which you can share with the Robo Wunderkind community.

We have already shipped 10,000 units of our first-generation product and we have thousands of happy customers in more than 60 countries. All units come with a 1-year WARRANTY.

You will learn to code by building and making your own robots that act the way you want. 

See how it works:

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Robo Wunderkind blocks have been designed to be so simple that even a 5-year-old can figure them out. Color-coded by functions, they make it super easy to build something you have in mind by simply snapping the blocks together.


Back the project, get your own kit and start creating. We can’t wait to see what you will come up with. 



 Specs and compatibility: 

  • 2400 mAH lithium-ion battery (6 hours of playtime)
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • WiFi
  • Tensilica Xtensa LX6 microprocessor @ 240 MHz
  • 5W battery charger built-in (2 hour charge time max)
  • 4Ω 0.8W speaker
  • 4 White Animated Status LEDs
  • 1 Red Charging indicator LED

  • Apple iOS 10+
  • Google Android 7.1+
  • Bluetooth 4.0 

Stretch goals

Hidden LEDs on the Main Block indicate that it's on and ready to pair

Each block has been carefully redesigned and improved. Better looks, haptics and user experience. Still backwards and LEGO™ compatible. 

Take a look at some of the design changes compared to the previous generation:

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The updated LED Matrix is really good for displaying pictures and animations


Robo Wunderkind is compatible with LEGO™ bricks, LEGO™ Technic, and LEGO™ Duplo parts. The current box of toys integrates seamlessly and kids will have the freedom to use their imagination to create whatever they can dream of.

LEGO™ blocks fit perfectly thanks to our LEGO adapters
Robo Wunderkind connection system is natively compatible with LEGO™ Technic so you can combine it with LEGO™ parts even across multiple blocks


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Robo Universe App

Go on a coding journey with three levels of complexity in our new Robo Universe App. It will see your little ones follow along with in-app tutorials, no prior knowledge required.

Robo Live. Build your own control panel. Control the modules directly from a phone or tablet and see real-time feedback from the sensors. No reading skills required.

Robo Code. Drag and drop actions on the screen, connect them in sequences and loops, use sensors to control the flow. No reading skills required.

Robo Blockly. Based on Blockly and Scratch - the most popular visual programming interface on the planet developed by MIT. Connect the blocks of code in a sequence. Create lists and functions. Make comparisons and calculations.

Arduino and Python APIs. Get access to the core functionality of Robo Wunderkind Blocks through our APIs. 


Robo Universe is the place where all Robo creators come together. Explore the projects, find new ideas and share yours. Never run out of ideas what to build next. 

Take a look at some of the amazing projects that our users have built with Robo Wunderkind so far. 




Take a look at these video tutorials and discover how many incredible things you can build with Robo Wunderkind blocks. 

Arduino & Python APIs

For the tech-savvies out there, the capabilities of Robo Wunderkind blocks can be expanded using our Arduino & Python APIs. Here are a few really cool projects possibilities:

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Control your Robo using the Raspberry Pi and a keyboard:

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Unleash the force. Use gestures to control Robo using Leap Motion and Python API:

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Automated Party room with Python Spotify Library and Robo Wunderkind:

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Please note: 

Python API requires BLED112 USB. Works with Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Chromebook.
 

Arduino library requires ESP32 board. Works on the ESP32 board programmed in the Arduino IDE.


Playing with Robo Coding Saga is first of all lots of fun, but you will also learn a lot.  





Since we shipped our first generation, we have learned so much about how children play and use robots at home and in a school environment. Our small users, parents, and educators — they all shared with us their insights and we collected them in our case studies.

These are some of the settings where Robo Wunderkind has been used:

  • Homes — thousands of homes in over 60 countries!
  • Elementary and middle schools as part of a STEM curriculum
  • Special needs classrooms and inclusion programs
  • Afterschool programs
  • Technology clubs and Maker Spaces
  • Public Libraries and Community Centers
  • Technology camps

 Bill Vacca | Instructional Technology Director

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 Thomas | age 38, father of 2 daughters



We are on a mission to pioneer a new way of learning and to make technology exciting for everyone. Our passion is to create an enjoyable and intuitive tech education platform for children both in school and at home. Using their imagination and curiosity, we introduce robotics and coding in a playful and versatile way into their life. 

You are the reason why we are here — plain and simple. Our journey began in 2014 and over the past 5 years, we’ve been working day and night to make coding and robotics more accessible to kids from all walks of life, across the globe.

People in 60 countries supported our first Kickstarter and those people are the people who we will be forever grateful to. 

Presenting Robo Wunderkind on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco
Our first Kickstarter campaign
First lessons with Robo Wunderkind at School of the Madeleine, Berkeley


Current production progress (October 2019)

The Robo Coding Saga is almost ready for mass production. All 29 plastic molds are finished and ready for production. All 19 unique PCBs are designed and tested, ready for mass production. 32 test jigs are completed and ready for full product testing.

We are currently preparing for final test production run to set up assembly processes and testing procedures. Once the test production is finished and all processes are documented, Robo Coding Saga will be ready for mass production around early December 2019. From that point, we will be ready to order the material bulk and start producing the first batch for Kickstarter backers.


If our Kickstarter is successful, this is what will happen next.  

Please note: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this project. 

This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 850+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $370M raised between them.

Risks and challenges

Bringing a hardware product from an idea to life is truly fine art, one of a challenging kind. Good news is that we have done it before and know all the pitfalls of it.

In the manufacturing process of such a complex and versatile product, things may go wrong, unexpected delays may happen and production issues may always arise. However, as since 2017, we have already produced and shipped out two generations of Robo Wunderkind (more than 10000 units altogether), we’re confident in the successful mass production and on-time delivery of the new product. Our suppliers are reliable, our manufacturing partnerships are strong, and, most importantly, our engineering team is experienced in every step we’re doing.

Our team is committed to keeping you posted with our regular backer updates and we promise you a transparent, clear and constant communication, and an excellent customer service, just like we did it in our previous campaign. We stand behind and truly believe in the amazing potential of our product, and we guarantee that we have done, are doing, and will be doing everything possible to make sure that you receive a product of a top-notch quality and on time, so that your children can learn, play, and feel all the joy with their Robo Wunderkind

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