Meet Blue-Bot, the Bee-Bot robot with a Bluetooth connection! Use the buttons on the back to program Blue-Bot just like Bee-Bot. Connect Blue-Bot to your tablet or PC via Bluetooth, using free apps, and program Blue-Bot remotely. Blue-Bot offers all the features of Bee-Bot while also introducing remote control!
The See & Say feature gives Blue-Bot a voice and perception! Record each of the arrow keys to play back when entering a program or when Blue-Bot is following one. Blue-Bot See & Say can also detect and respond with either a beep or a pre-recorded message when encountering another See & Say Bee-Bot or Blue-Bot.
Students press the command keys to send Blue-Bot forward and back, left and right and learn counting, sequencing, directionality, problem-solving, and estimation just like with Bee-Bots. Students are anxious to put Blue-Bot through its paces and develop important thinking skills while they are having fun.
Like Bee-Bot, Blue-Bot is sturdily constructed and holds up well to classroom use. Blue-Bot blinks and beeps engagingly to provide feedback as it follows a program. With its clear shell, Blue-Bot is literally transparent so that its components can be seen, helping to demystify technology. A rechargeable battery, with accompanying charger cable, provides years of use.
Take Blue-Bot to the next level by using the Blue-Bot app to create a program on screen and send it to Blue-Bot via the Bluetooth connection. Then watch as the actual Blue-Bot along with the one on the screen follows the program. If your code didn't do what you wanted, simply change the commands on screen and send the program again. Creating a program on-screen, sending it to Blue-Bot, and revising as desired provides an additional conceptual level of understanding that further develops algorithmic thinking skills.
The Blue-Bot app adds additional capabilities not available on Blue-Bot itself. These include 45 degree turns and repeating command sequences expanding learning opportunities provided by Blue-Bot. There is no charge for the Blue-Bot app which is available for iPads from the Apple Store and Android tablets from the Google Store (search for Blue-Bot) and for Windows and Mac software in the Terrapin Downloads section.
Blue-Bot brings science, technology, engineering, and math into the classroom for even the youngest students and helps build foundational skills for lifelong learning.
PLEASE NOTE: • Blue-Bot® is compatible with any Android or iOS tablet with version 3.0/4.0+ EDR Bluetooth (e.g. iPad3 and later). Please check your device specifications to ensure it is compatible. • To preserve battery life, try not to leave 'bots charging after they have been fully charged. Additional information about the rechargeable batteries in this product can be found on our Battery FAQ's page.
Blue-Bot and Blue-Bot with See & Say feature eye light indicators:
• Solid Blue – connected via Bluetooth • Flashing Red – Low battery: needs charging • Solid Red – Charging • Solid Green – Fully charged
Confused about which version of Blue-Bot you have? Here's the difference:
• The previous version of Blue-Bot has only 2 on/off switches on the bottom of the unit. • The Blue-Bot with See & Say feature version has 3 on/off switches on the bottom of the unit. The addition of the 3rd switch controls the See & Say functionality.