BrainBasket Foundation has created an additional robotics course for children. It is based on the programming of the mBot robot and is a logical continuation of the 10-series course on the basics of robotics. New episodes were developed as a part of the Technology Nation Kids project, which had been supported by the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF).
The course consists of 5 episodes that introduce the viewer to the robot mBot v1.1 – an educational model kit that is designed for both entertainment and learning in programming, electronics and robotics. After watching the video course children will be able to assemble complex mechanisms of the mBot set and program robots using graphical programming language Scratch by using computer and mobile applications.
Last autumn, 30 sets of these robots were purchased and send to the Foundation’s learning hubs in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Mykolaiiv, Poltava and Kyiv, where children have undertaken the course to be able to assemble the robots.
This course is free and can become the next step in studying of robotics, which will allow children not only to play with the robots, but also understand how they interact and customize them.