Note: This is a guest post written by Victoria Poliakova
How hard do you think it is to build a robot? Well, usually it can take at least three months to develop and build a professional one: you need to produce all the details, develop the software, program it on your PC, and do many other rocket science things. From now on though, coding and robotics can be accessible to anyone.
The Vienna-based hardware startup Robo Wunderkind has made it possible to build and program a robot in a ground-breaking way, making coding and robotics accessible even for 5-year-old kids.
Early childhood, which spans the period up to 8 years of age, is critical for cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. The skills kids will learn in this age will to a great extent determine their lives. This is why Rustem, founder of Robo Wunderkind, decided that kids should grow up building and programming robots.
With Robo Wunderkind, children can just snap the modules together in different configurations to build their creation. Once the robot is built, it can be programmed in an app, which uses a graphical drag and drop style programming. No prior coding or even reading knowledge is necessary.
Kids will easily create personalized virtual dashboards and control their creations to solve mazes, go on treasure hunts, play music, navigate around obstacles — the possibilities are endless.
What is special about Robo Wunderkind:
- First robot that kids aged 5 and up can build and program.
- 14 different types of building blocks and the commands in the app are categorized by color: the most intuitive way of learning for kids.
- The logic of the programming app is what is behind most of the devices surrounding us. Kids will grow up understanding the world of technology.
- Small bonus: Robo Wunderkind blocks are LEGOTM
The beautifully designed robotics kits were already pre-ordered from more than 60 countries, and the demand is growing. They are available for pre-orders on their website with shipping planned for later this year.