Ever wanted to learn how to build and program a robot? The Belk Library has the equipment and software to help you learn to do it all! Learn new skills and explore at the Tech Desk.
Create robots that can be controlled from your phone using bluetooth! Moss robots are slightly more advanced than cubelets, and they have more capabilities. Make various parts of the robot move and light up, while learning about the complexities of power and data sources. Each cube color has a property, and you can mix and match them to create your robots! Want to try it out without checking it out? Go to the Moss robot simulator to explore the different options available!
Sphero is a small, bluetooth enabled robot that allows the user to learn through free play or coding. Great for learning the basic principles of coding in a fun way, Sphero is the perfect robot for all ages. Apps allow you to pair the Sphero with your smartphone or tablet, and start exploring. Don't have an app enabled device? Or don't want to use your own? Check an iPad out from the Tech Desk! Using the multiple apps that work with the Sphero allows for endless ways to play and learn! App options are available in the App Store or Google Play.
Sphero is available in the IMC collection. Ask for it at the desk.
Download this app first! It allows you to calibrate the Sphero as well as learn the basic functions of the robot through "missions". A fun and interactive app, it comes with tricks that the Sphero can perform, as well as key software information.