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Root

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Root is a little mobile robot designed to teach kids logic and coding skills. It draws, plays music, lights up, and can drive on metal-backed whiteboards with the help of magnets in its belly.

Creator
Root Robotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2018
Type
Education, Consumer
Creator
Root Robotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2018
Type
Education, Consumer

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FEATURES
Capable of climbing and navigating on metal-backed whiteboards. Progressively challenging programming levels, beginning with graphical interface. Works with dry-erase markers, and can also erase.
HEIGHT
4.5 cm | 1.8 in
LENGTH
14.9 cm | 5.9 in
WIDTH
13.4 cm | 5.3 in
WEIGHT
0.5 kg | 1.1 lb
SPEED
0.4 km/h | 0.25 mph

SENSORS
32 color sensors, four capacitive touch zones, two front bumpers, two light sensing eyes, two wheel encoders, 3D gyroscope, 3D accelerometer, infrared cliff sensor, magnetic surface sensor, battery level monitor
ACTUATORS
Two drive motors, one marker lift/drop motor, one eraser lift/drop motor
POWER
2600-mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery
COMPUTING
Two 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers, Bluetooth Low Energy, speaker
SOFTWARE
Root Coding app (coding interface), Root Academy subscription (learning content). Compatible with iPad and iPhone running iOS 10 or later.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
4
MATERIALS
Injection molded plastic
COST
$199
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
WEBSITE
https://rootrobotics.com/