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Cubelets

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Cubelets are magnetic blocks that you can snap together to make an endless variety of robots with no programming and no wires. Cubelet-based robots can drive around on a tabletop, respond to light, sound, and temperature, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior.

Creator
Modular Robotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Education, Consumer
Creator
Modular Robotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Education, Consumer

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FEATURES
Modular design with magnetic faces for easy building. Each Cubelet is pre-programmed for a specific function that enables sensing, thinking, or acting. Powered by a single rechargeable Cubelet battery. Programming via Blockly or C. Features free educator resources online. Discovery Kit includes a Bluetooth Hat, which pairs robot creations with mobile devices.
HEIGHT
4.6 cm | 1.8 in (single Cubelet)
LENGTH
4.6 cm | 1.8 in
WIDTH
4.6 cm | 1.8 in
WEIGHT
N/A kg | N/A lb
SPEED
1.1 km/h | 0.7 mph (with Drive Cubelet)

SENSORS
Custom sensors including infrared (IR) proximity sensor, thermistor temperature sensor, phototransistor light sensor, and potentiometer. Optional Bluetooth Hat (Discovery Kit).
ACTUATORS
ET-SGM12 style dc gear motors
POWER
1050-mAh lithium-ion battery, up to 8 hours of operation
COMPUTING
PIC16 microcontroller (one per Cubelet)
SOFTWARE
Cubelets pre-programmed with code. Modifications can be made using Blockly and C.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
N/A
MATERIALS
ABS plastic casings, stamped metal electrical contacts, neodymium magnets
COST
$140 (Discovery Set). Individual cubelets, educational packs, expansions, and accessories are also available.
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
WEBSITE
https://www.modrobotics.com/