In the fast-paced digital world that we live in, getting kids to play with anything other than smartphones and tablets is becoming extremely difficult. This is why STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) or more lately STEAM (A is for Arts) programs are gaining popularity. The aim ofthese programs is to encourage kids to build something with their own hands and learn different concepts of technology and engineering.
If you combine the concept of STEM with some DIY and build a functional structure, then it will be educational as well as fun. This is the idea behind the Makeblock mBot Ranger.It is a 3-in-1 Robot kit for kids aged 10 and above. They can build 3 shapes of robots and control them from their smartphone (or tablet).Additionally, they can learn to program the control board of the robot.
We recently got our hands on the Makeblock mBot Ranger Robot Kit. It is a pretty comprehensive kit that includes every nut and bolt to build the robots. It also comes with a companion app/software for smartphones and tablets (both Android and iOS) as well as desktops (Windows and Mac).
This is the review of the Makeblock mBot Ranger Educational Robot Kit. We are writing this review after building the robots, using the software, and writing small custom programs. We will cover all the essentials such as quality of the kit, ease of use, software/app experience, and many more. Read along to find out more about our thoughts and impressions of the same.