Cubelets

"Cubelets are the perfect tool to explore robotics. Cubelets are a groundbreaking robot construction system designed for budding innovators ages four and up. Cubelets were designed to teach the big lessons behind complex systems, design thinking, and emergence with tiny robots. Cubelets come complete with everything inventors young and old need to start building robots. The included Brick Adapters connect to your favorite brick-based construction systems bringing vivid motion and life to the toys you already own."

-- Modular Robots

Curriculum concepts: 2nd grade, Physical Science: Energy (force and motion), Robotics

*Kits available: 5

Please note: Kits #2 - #5 require a compatible device and app to use the Bluetooth Cubelet. There are no devices included in this kit.

Kit #1 contains:

CUBELETS

Sense Cubelets (black) - 6 distance, 1 temperature, 1 knob, 5 brightness

Think Cubelets (various colors) - 2 inverse (red), 6 passive (light green),

2 blocker cubelets (dark green), 1 maximum (dark brown), 1 minimum (light brown), 8 battery (dark blue-gray)

Act Cubelets (clear) - 6 drives, 1 bar graph, 1 speaker, 1 rotate,

5 flashlights

Utilities - 12 brick adapters (yellow), 4 USB chargers, Instruction cards

BOOKS

Cool construction & Building Blocks by Rebecca Felix

Newton and Me by Lynne Mayer

Newton y Yo by Lynne Mayer

Attract and Repel by Jennifer Boothroyd

Give it a Push! Give it a Pull! A Look at Forces by Jennifer Boothroyd

Many Ways to Move by Jennifer Boothroyd

What Holds Us to Earth? A Look at Gravity by Jennifer Boothroyd

Why Do Moving Objects Slow Down? A Look at Friction by Jennifer Boothroyd

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Kits #2 - #5 contain:

CUBELETS

Sense Cubelets (black cubelets) - 6 distance, 6 brightness, 4 knob

Think Cubelets (various colors) - 6 inverse (red), 6 passive (light green),

2 Bluetooth (pale blue), 6 battery (dark blue-gray)

Act Cubelets (clear cubelets) - 6 drive, 6 flashlight, 6 rotate, 1 speaker

Utilities - 24 Brick Adapters, 1 5-port Charger, 5 charging cables

BOOKS

Cool construction & Building Blocks by Rebecca Felix

Newton and Me by Lynne Mayer

Newton y Yo by Lynne Mayer

Attract and Repel by Jennifer Boothroyd

Give it a Push! Give it a Pull! A Look at Forces by Jennifer Boothroyd

Many Ways to Move by Jennifer Boothroyd

What Holds Us to Earth? A Look at Gravity by Jennifer Boothroyd

Why Do Moving Objects Slow Down? A Look at Friction by Jennifer Boothroyd

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Helpful Information About Cubelets

Important:

  • Do not attempt to take Cubelets apart, submerge, burn, puncture, crush, microwave, expose Cubelets to extreme heat or fire, or connect the battery Cubelet to more than one power source.
  • Not for use by children under the age of 4.
  • Keep Cubelets out of the dirt. Magnetic particles will stick to them and damage them.

Cleaning: Turn off the battery Cubelet and unplug them. Use a soft cloth moistened with water to wipe them off. Do not use anything except water, spray water directly on the Cubelets, or let moisture enter any openings.

Getting Started with Cubelets: Turn on the battery by moving the little switch on the side up. The light will flash green and it’s ready to go.

Battery Charging: If the green light doesn’t come on, charge the battery with the micro USB cable and any USB port or the 5-port charger in the kit.

Types of Cubelets:

Sense Cubelets are inputs, like our eyes and ears. These Cubelets are black.

Think Cubelets calculate, they do math or computation. These Cubelets come in different colors.

Act Cubelets are outputs, they do things like move or light up. These Cubelets are clear.

Helpful Links:

Vendor Lesson Plan Ideas: http://www.modrobotics.com/education/#lesson-plans

Educator Resource Hub: http://www.modrobotics.com/education/educator-resource-hub/

Free apps to use with Bluetooth Cubelets:

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cubelets/id1036174335?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.modrobotics.cubelets

Cubelets Blockly:

Windows or Mac based computers & Bluetooth Cubelets: http://www.modrobotics.com/cubelets/apps/cubelets-blockly/

iOS (iPad only): https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1198688834

Cubelets Flash:

Windows or Mac based computers & Bluetooth Cubelets: http://www.modrobotics.com/cubelets/apps/cubelets-flash/

**Please note: Cubelets Flash only works with Cubelets that are running OS4 and won’t recognize Bluetooth Cubelets running an older operating system.

If Flash won't recognize the Bluetooth Cubelet, please contact us and we'll help you update it.**