Robots and Coding
What you get
Learn what a program is and why computers need them. Explore making your own programs through puzzles and games that build problem-solving skills and teach the concepts behind programming! Build and decorate your own friendly robot buddy. Create a robot rabbit with a customizable track to run along. Write programs to solve puzzles and send your robot along a path.
Everything needed, from materials to illustrated directions, is included, along with explore!, a bonus play & learn magazine with extra projects and activities!
Extend the fun! Dive deeper into the world of Real-Life Robots with FREE video and printable activities designed to pair with this crate. Learn more here.
Product line:kiwi Crate
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Who doesn't want a little robot (that's as cute as a bunny) that you can program to solve fun little puzzles? This crate is a great intro to the concept of programming and will spark imaginations to dream up what future robots might do!”
By the numbers
Wind up motors tested to get just the right strength, speed and run time: 9
Tiles made for testing: 140
Names of robots considered for all the new robot friends: 7
My grandson and his dad loved putting it together.
We love kiwico items so much! And we wanted to love this… however the bunny robot just did not work. We followed the directions completely and it didn’t move at all. So unfortunately since that was the main project in this box, we put in a lot of work and didn’t get much out of it. But that being said, we’ve tried a lot of the different kiwico crates and have been super impressed! This was a disappointment but will probably not hinder me from exploring new crates in the future.
My 4 year old wasn’t really into making the pieces itself, but he did enjoy decorating his robot. Once all the pieces were put together, he spent all night doing the obstacles cards that come with this set. Once he completed all the cards, he went on to make his own obstacles and find ways around it! He had so much fun and loved the challenge. My husband and I loved seeing his imagination!