About this project
Entertaining, Educational, and Full of Features: a robot that is truly accessible to all
Meet Codeybot! From the experts at Makeblock, Codeybot is an educational robot who teaches basic programming through an array of interactive features.
Have fun coding Codeybot’s LED display, or programming a route, dance or adventure for him to take using our own, Codeybot and mBlockly programming language*.
He inspires fun and learning through his LED drawing panels, feeds entertainment to daily life with all his customizable features, and encourages connectivity through his wifi music speakers, dancing capabilities, and battle mode.
Codeybot seamlessly turns the code-learning process into something natural and visually comprehensible. Get ready to program the fun!
*Blockly is a Google language and library for building visual programming editors. It uses coding blocks that link together to make writing code easier. mBlockly is based on this library, and the app will only be available on iPad (2nd Gen or later) and iPad mini (4th Gen or later).
Don’t let his size fool you; this little bot packs a big punch
More Ways for Anyone to Control Codeybot – for Auditory, Visual, and Tactile Learners
Command with phrases like “change color” & “forward.”
mBlockly App Control
Learn coding by snapping building blocks together.
Tilt Remote Control
Use smart devices to tilt and control like a racecar.
“As much an educational tool as it is meant for pure entertainment”
Mark Lelinwalla, Tech Times
Simple enough for beginners to adopt, and complex enough for experienced coders to tinker and learn. (For Ages 6 – 60)
Snap on Codeybot’s LED laser add-on to enter battle mode, and shoot lasers to defeat your opponent.
Use the graphical program editor to write a program, and help Codeybot follow directional commands in the real world.
Draw designs and faces, and watch your creations come to life on the LED panel.
Accessories and Codeybot SDK
Codeybot can be enhanced with a number of accessories and upgrades available in the future. Imagine cameras, smart device attachments, and much more!
Let’s face it: our world is obsessed with technology. And it’s not going to be long before you’ll be expected to know how to code. Our vision is to offer an expressive outlet for creativity, practical application and fun in the increasingly-diverse world of programming. Our vision is built upon:
- The idea that code powers our digital world. Coders are the pioneers of the digital age, and we aim to make them better.
- The future. Children are learning to build, break and combine code in new and exciting ways. We’re raising a generation that will code like we used to use words.
- The excitement of programming. Learning to code is a process so natural that anyone can learn at any age.
Coming soon for Android! App development for Android devices will be released later in our campaign. Help us reach our first stretch goal and bring Codeybot to Androids everywhere!
This striking design makes for a more safe, durable, and lovable robot.
Brett. L., Age 34, Electrician
“I liked the iPad interface. I figured my kids could easily learn to use it.”
Grant S., Age 34, Small Business Owner
“Codeybot is teaching kids programming fundamentals needed for any basic software engineer.”
Ben W., Age 25, Microsoft Software Developer
“I teach robotics so I am always looking for new things”
Richard B., Age 47, Beverage Industry Business Owner
“Codeybot lowers the barrier that blocked most of us from entering the coding world. It was an easy and perfect choice for my kids and even myself.”
We know there is no limitation on people’s imagination, they need thousands of different parts and modules to realize their ideas, so we will keep on developping more and more new mechanical parts and electronic modules, trying to fulfill people’s needs for creation. We also encourage our open source community to help develop new parts and modules.
To offer an expressive outlet for creativity, practical application and fun in the increasingly-diverse world of programming
Makeblock was founded by Jasen Wang, a man who quit his grinding 9-5 job after finding his passion as a robotics hobbyist, an engineer and a firm believer in open source technology. Since then, he and Makeblock have become some of the leaders in the maker movement. Makeblock dreams to bring power for users to make it in the robotics world.
Makeblock began on Kickstarter in 2012, and hatched by Hax,and has been partnering with big corporations like Microsoft, Intel, and MIT to advance the Maker movement and STEM education globally. Makeblock is committed to incorporating the latest open-source hardware technology and to making the world of robotics and STEM education more accessible to everyone.
Where We Ship
- We are able to ship worldwide. VAT and GST not included. For multi-packs, shipping charges decrease per unit. Please see reward details for the shipping cost that applies to you.
When We Start Shipping
- We start as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is completed, by the end of May 2016. You can expect to receive Codeybot by July, 2016. Shipping dates vary by country.
Why Order NowBy backing now, you’ll get to own one of the very first Codeybots off the line. Your feedback, thoughts, and ideas will help shape the future of Codeybot – and you get to be a pioneer for the future of robotics.
You’ll also get access to exclusive discounts and prices – great discounts that we’ll never offer again.
Risks and challenges
The Makeblock team has been working with an excellent manufacturer partner with many years of experience creating robotics, and we’re glad to inform you that our product design has been finalized. We’ve been continually perfecting and improving the quality of the product for months now, and are now proud to say we’re very close to being ready for mass production. However, there’s always a chance that we may run into unexpected changes or issues due to outside factors, and delays or cancellations are never completely out of the question. If that is the case, we’ll refund your pledge in the result of a cancellation.
Unless it’s beyond human control, we are fully confident in our abilities, manufacturing plan, and delivery time. Our strong development team possesses all the expert knowledge and experience needed to make this happen, and we are determined to deliver a fantastic product with no delays or issues.