The use of robots in the classroom allows students to use the skills developed through learning to code; problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, along with their sharpened math and science skills in a hands-on environment. These robots allow students the opportunity to develop their pre-coding and coding skills in the physical world and are available for checkout in our media catalog.

Preview Title Age Range Description Additional Resources 
Bee bot Bee-Bot Preschool, Primary Bee-Bot is an exciting robot designed specifically for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun! Bee-Bots in the Classroom

Bee-Bot Website

Check out the Bee-Bot Accessory Pack

Mission:  Bee-Bot Martian Base

Bloxels Bloxels Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School Bloxels puts the power to build video games in your hands.

Build your own characters, art, and game layouts with the Bloxels Gameboard and Blocks – then capture them with the Bloxels app to bring them to life!

Bloxels Webpage

Bloxels Arcade

Tutorials

Blue Bot Bluebot Preschool & Primary 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! Blue-Bot Website

Check out the Blue-Bot Accessory Pack

Mission:  Blue-Bot Martian Base

Circuit playground Circuit Playground Classic Intermediate, Middle School & High School Circuit Playground is here – and it’s the best way to practice programming on real hardware with no soldering or sewing required! This is the Classic version of Circuit Playground, which comes with an ATmega32u4. It’s designed to be used with Arduino IDE and code.org CS Discoveries only. It even comes with Firmata already programmed in, so you can use it immediately with code.org Discoveries without any preparation or updates.
Cozmo Cozmo Robot Intermediate, Middle School & High School Cozmo’s big brain and even bigger personality are operated by impressive technology. Besides all the games and smarts he comes with out of the box, you have access to a visual programming language that’s stem-ready for beginners. Program Cozmo to do anything by simply using the drag and drop coding blocks on the Cozmo app to build a new combination of blocks, and you’ll see Cozmo act out your creation.
Cubelets Cubelets – Brilliant Builders Pack Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School Cubelets are the only toy that uses Tactile Coding to help builders of nearly any age explore robotics, coding, and more. Uniquely designed, they are little bundles of the software inside little bundles of hardware. As you build a robot, you learn to build a program. It’s a fun and fascinating way to introduce big ideas through play.
Cubetto Cubetto Preschool & Primary Screenless coding for girls and boys ages 3 and up. The Cubetto Playset has everything you need to start your coding adventures, straight out of the box.
Cue robot Cue Intermediate, Middle School & High School Cue will help learners transition from block-based code to state-machine and text-based programming. With a growing library of in-app demos, tutorials, and challenges, Cue supports the self-guided exploration of programming languages, robotic capabilities, and personally meaningful projects. Cue’s motors and sensors work together seamlessly to provide accurate and versatile behavior while reacting in real-time.
Dash Bot DashDash & Dot Primary, Intermediate & Middle School Dash is beloved by kids and teachers across the US and around the world. Dash is smart enough to respond to voices and sounds and Dash can dance and sing, which makes for a fun and interactive learning experience for kids. Dash will help kids learn, laugh, and grow. Designed for kids 6+.
Finch robot Finch robot Intermediate, Middle School & High School Finch is a robot that inspires and delights students learning computer science by providing them a tangible representation of their code. The Finch responds to light, temperature, and obstacles, among many other capabilities. It also has support for a range of programming languages and environments, with coding options for students from ages 5 to 105!
Hummingbird duo Hummingbird Duo Intermediate, Middle School & High School The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is an easy-to-use, creative robotics tool which allows students to design, build, and program a personally meaningful robot out of any materials, with any device, in multiple programming languages.
Kais clan Kai’s Clan Starter Pack Intermediate, Middle School & High School Teach coding, robotics, AR, VR, and the Internet of Things (IoT) in one easy-to-use web platform that works seamlessly on just about any device. Kai’s Clan’s newest feature allows students to create their own Robot avatars in Tinkercad or Minecraft. Used for storytelling, students create their own Minecraft hero and when they code their Kai robot to move around, the Robot 3D avatar also moves around the virtual world. Create 3D environments that align with the lessons you teach and then view your lesson in AR or VR!
Kano Kano Intermediate, Middle School & High School Kano invented the first make-your-own computer for all ages, the Kano Computer Kit, in 2014. A kit for all ages to build and code a computer themselves using the illustrated ideas and simple steps. Make games, learn code, create the future. (Powered by Raspberry Pi) If a child can read, they can build and program a computer. It also includes an Open Source operating system, Pong, and Minecraft. The kit also includes a Standalone screen.
Lego wedo LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 core set Primary, Intermediate & Middle School This award-winning solution is based upon the latest science standards and was created to enhance students’ curiosity and science skills. The set is delivered in a storage bin along with sorting trays, labels, a Smarthub, a Medium Motor, Motion Sensor, a Tilt Sensor, and enough building elements for two students. Supported software provides an easy-to-use programming environment and includes the WeDo 2.0 Curriculum Pack, which covers life, physical, earth, and space sciences, as well as engineering.
Littlebits LittleBits Kits : Base, Code, Deluxe, Premium, Space, Synth Intermediate, Middle School & High School Turn your ideas into reality with littleBits! Explore your creativity using littleBits and make inventions that wow others. We offer a complete collection of littleBits kits, including sets for the home, classroom, and standalone Bits. With littleBits, you’ll develop important STEM skills while having fun. Snap together the easy-to-use building blocks and start inventing. There’s never been an easy and accessible way to learn electronics and engineering — until now. Explore our collection of littleBits!
Makey makey Makey Makey Intermediate & Middle School The original Makey Makey Classic – Named one of Consumer Reports’ “Best Tech Toys of 2014,” “Best of Toy Fair 2014” by Popular Science, and a finalist for Toy of the Year 2016. The first setup takes seconds. Then make game controllers, musical instruments, and countless inventions. Advance to additional inputs and multi-key remapping up to 18 keys. Ages 8 to infinity.
Microbit Micro:bit Educator Lab Pack Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. Between the micro:bit and our shield-like bit boards you can do almost anything while coding, customizing and controlling your micro:bit from almost anywhere! At half the size of a credit card, this versatile board has vast potential!
Osmo genius Osmo Explorer Starter Kit Primary & Intermediate We know kids learn by doing, so each game uses physical action.  Our most complete STEAM learning kit yet, Explorer Starter Kit features all of the interactive kids games from Genius Starter Kit, Monster and Coding Family. Includes games pieces, art supplies, and stackable storage — Just add your tablet!
OzobotBit: Evo Ozobot Bit & Ozobot Evo Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School Teach yourself to code two ways: online with OzoBlockly and screen-free with Color Codes. OzoBlockly, powered by Google’s Blockly, has five skill levels for beginners to master coding. Color Codes, made with markers on paper, teach basic STEAM skills, critical thinking, and debugging.
Parrot Mambo Drone Parrot Mambo FPV Drone Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School The Parrot MAMBO minidrone is not done surprising you! Whether you equip it with the Cannon or the Grabber, it will make the sky a surprising adventure ground. Speed ​​racing or skill games, aerobatic or high-flying challenges, you’re ready for a maximum of fun. Super-robust and easy to handle, we promise Parrot Mambo will live up to your imagination!
Pro-bot Pro-Bot Robot Primary, Intermediate & Middle School Pro-Bot is a turtle robot, cleverly disguised as a race car, Pro-Bot offers students an enticing, engaging, and hands-on experience with Logo programming as well as robotic controls. Pro-Bot commands are entered via a set of arrow and number keys mounted on the back. Programs may also be written in Terrapin Logo and downloaded to Pro-Bot.
Raspberry pi Raspberry Pi Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.
Recon 6.0 ReCon 6.0 Programmable Rover Robot Intermediate, Middle School & High School Rover operates using simple programming functions that encourage learning early mathematics. Using the LCD screen and 10-button keypad, kids can enter a sequence of directions for the Rover to perform. These directions instruct the Rover to move forward, turn left or right, and go in reverse. The Rover’s triangular track-drive system with a third wheel ensures that the unit can make sharp turns where required.
Sam labs SAM labs Maker Kit Primary, Intermediate & Middle School Hands-on physical computing with wireless Bluetooth blocks for simple integration into the classroom
SAM Space and SAM Blockly are compatible with Google Chrome, Windows, iOS (SAM Space only), and Mac to suit your classroom’s inventory. The SAM Space and SAM Blockly platform provides visual, flow-based coding and immersive block-based coding, covering all student skill-sets.
Bolt Sphero Bolt Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School BOLT is Sphero’s most advanced coding robotic ball to date, providing even more ways to express inventive ideas and experience the power of programming. Sphero BOLT is ideal for educators to send home with students. Packed with plenty of programmable sensors and a colorful LED light matrix, Sphero BOLT is paving the way for the next generation of coders.
Mini Sphero Mini Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School Beginner learners can drive and play STEM-inspired games with the Sphero Play App, and more experienced learners can advance to programming the Mini with Block-Based Coding or Javascript in the Sphero Edu App. Equipped with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and colorful LED lights, this educational robot is more than a mini robot toy. Sphero Mini is the perfect entry into robotics for beginners!
Ollie Sphero Ollie Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School Command this app-enabled robot to execute tricks and dominate every inch of turf, trail, and track. We built Ollie for those who would rather lead than follow. In this electronic age, we are determined to prove that an electric motor can capture the thrill of speed. Ollie’s durable shell means you don’t have to worry about crashing and built-in LEDs let you drive at night.
Rvr Sphero RVR Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School RVR is made for makers, hackers, coders – and you. Sphero’s revolutionary take on what it means to be programmable, this all-terrain robot is built for customization. Code with it, build on it, and hack the robot of your dreams. With RVR, you can go anywhere and do anything. Drive anywhere with RVR’s powerful motor, all-terrain treads, and high torque.
Sprk Sphero Sprk+ Primary, Intermediate, Middle School & High School Sphero SPRK+ is a programmable robot ball designed to inspire creativity and curiosity through coding and play. With SPRK+, you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on STEAM activities, and share your creations with the community. Power up your playtime. Equipped with powerful programmable sensors like motor encoders, LED lights, accelerometer, and a gyroscope
Squishy circuit Squishy Circuit Hardware Kit Primary, Intermediate & Middle School From Maker Shed. Explore electronics and create circuits using a fun and familiar form of dough. Just mix according to the included recipe card, add some batteries, and soon you’ll be lighting LEDs, making noise, and running motors by simply plugging them into the conductive dough.
Codeapillar Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Preschool & Primary Code-a-pillar inspires little learners to be big thinkers by encouraging preschoolers to arrange (and rearrange) the easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations, sending Code-a-pillar on his path. This learning toy encourages experimentation while developing important skills like problem-solving, planning & sequencing, and critical thinking. They’re engaged in a hands-on, open-ended discovery that helps them become lifelong learners.

Items are available for a 10 day checkout period. To reserve any of these resources, contact Media Services at reservations@centralriversaea.org, or by calling 641-844-2410 or 800-735-1539.