Years ago robots were like cell phones, big and clunky. Today however, it seems the goal is to make both of these items smaller and more powerful. Look what they’ve done with toy robots!
Just when you thought they could not get any cuter, tiny robots just became tinier. And even more interactive! The Ozobot is the latest programmable robot that can be controlled through the block-based programming editor called OzoBlockly.
An Ozobot Bit 2.0 Single Pack includes the Ozobot with a protective carrying case, a standard cover skin, game, instruction card and a micro-USB cable. You can choose between the Crystal White and the Titanium Black versions. But if you want to have both, you can simply purchase the Ozobot Double Pack, which contains the two versions.
Who Would Buy An Ozobot?
In the past, coding may not have been the first thing parents would have wanted their kids to learn. However, times are changing, and so are the interests and tastes of children. Even at a very young age, many are already showing signs of proficiency when it comes to coding and programming. You know this only too well. My son’s 3 year old preschool had computers in the classroom and that was twelve years ago. What better way to nurture that aptitude than to provide these kids with tools that allow them to learn coding and programming while playing? Note: Ozobots are geared towards children 8 years and older.
Things I Like About The Ozobot
They are round, they are small (only around 1 inch in height and diameter!) and they are interactive! These alone are already enough to make us gush over them.
Fortunately, it has a lot more to offer.
There are no complaints about it being bulky or taking up too much space. It is so handy, you can even slip it inside your pocket.
To fully maximize the Ozobot, there are free apps that you can download in order to build custom maps and program your Ozobot to perform a variety of functions. You can even make it dance!
Ozobot Bits 2.0
Ozobot also encourages group interaction, since you can use it to challenge your friends to various strategy games. Ozobot apps are now available for both iOS and Android users, so no one will be left out!
There’s more. If you log on to Ozobot.com, you can follow the free STEM/STREAM lesson plans and workshops designed specifically for Ozobot users.
Things I Did Not Like About The Ozobot
At first, some kids may encounter difficulties when drawing the programming codes. With a bit of practice, however, it will become a breeze. Also, many are wishing that Ozobot is waterproof (it’s not) and we are on the same boat on that suggestion.
Is There A Guarantee?
Is The Ozobot Worth The Price?
Anything that can make programming fun and easy for young children is definitely a product that is worth buying.
Where Can I Find The Ozobots?
Ozobots are available from numerous retailers that are authorized to sell them. One of these authorized retailers is Amazon, the largest online marketplace for practically anything under the sun. What makes Amazon the ideal place to get Ozobots is how it offers a lot of deals and discounts, and even throws in the Free Shipping option.
Final Thoughts For The Ozobot
I think the adults will get a kick out of watching their children manipulate and use this tool to achieve amazing results. Open bigger doors to bigger worlds for your kids by introducing them to the little wonders that is Ozobots! I’m seriously thinking about getting one for my kid this year.
Your toy enthusiast, Brenda