Pro-Bot is a sophisticated robot cleverly disguised as a race car, offering students an enticing, engaging, and hands-on experience with coding and robotic controls.
Pro-Bot commands are entered via a set of arrow and number keys mounted on the back. No other device is needed!
Insert a pen and Pro-Bot draws as it moves. Pro-Bot is a great motivator for learning about angles and geometry.
Try Pro-Bot on screen with the new Pro-Bot Emulator!
Pro-Bot commands are entered via a set of arrow and number keys mounted on the back. Plan a route for Pro-Bot and press the corresponding keypad controls. Press the GO button and send Pro-Bot on its way. Pro-Bot will follow the sequence of commands that were entered step-by-step, highlighting each one as it goes.
Pro-Bot operates in two modes. As "big brother" to Bee-Bot, Pro-Bot may be operated in Bee-Bot mode using only the arrow keys and GO button making an easy transition for students with Bee-Bot experience. Pro-Bot moves forward or back one step (its own body length) for each press of a movement arrow and turns 90 degrees for each press of a turn arrow.
In Logo mode, arrow keys can be combined with the number buttons. Press the forward or back arrow and then the number of steps 1 cm each) for Pro-Bot to move. Press the right or left arrow and then the number of degrees for Pro-Bot to turn left or right. Then press GO to watch Pro-Bot execute the program.
The built-in LCD screen makes on-board programming easy. As keys are pressed, the equivalent Logo command appears on the screen. When Pro-Bot is sent on its way with the GO button, each command in the sequence is highlighted on the LCD screen as it is executed. Programs can be edited and altered on the LCD screen using the edit keys without having to enter the entire program again.
Pro-Bot can hold a felt-tip pen in the built-in mechanism in the center, allowing it to draw as it moves, much like the Logo turtle on the screen. A simple PenUp/PenDown toggle makes it easy to turn drawing on and off and reinforces the same concepts for screen drawing.
Pro-Bot not only supports procedures that it can execute, but also has the capability for storing subprocedures that can be incorporated into a Pro-Bot program. Complex projects are made simple by developing and testing subprocedures and then incorporating them into a master program and sending Pro-Bot on its way.
In addition to moving and turning, Pro-Bot has several built-in sensors providing a strong grounding in robotics concepts. The front and rear bumpers are touch sensors. Pro-Bot also comes equipped with sound and light sensors. Having Pro-Bot respond differently to different states of its sensors is a programming challenge and provides an exciting robotic experience.
The rechargeable Pro-Bot comes complete with USB charging cable and is ready to go in a convenient storage box. A user guide provides information on operating and caring for Pro-Bot and decorative decals can be used to customize it. Pro-Bot is a hands-on way to introduce Logo, a tool to encourage student collaboration, and an entry into the exciting world of robotics.
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PLEASE NOTE: 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.
Just for fun: Check out Terrapin's online Pro-Bot Emulator that lets you program a virtual Pro-Bot in your browser on any device that supports a browser. Choose any of the Learning Mats Terrapin offers as a surface for Pro-Bot to traverse.
Just for fun: Check out Turtle Tuesdays - a weekly Logo (and often Pro-Bot) programming challenge designed to keep students engaged and thinking creatively. Weekly challenges are posted every Tuesday on Facebook and Instagram, with solutions the following week. Visit the Turtle Tuesdays page to view the archives of challenges offered.