Play, learn, grow and have fun. All children should have the opportunity to learn new notions by playing. From this assumption was born the idea of an American start-up, Wonder Workshop, to create two programmable robots for children, whose purpose is to educate through playful activities. Dash and Dot are two smart devices that stimulate children's interest and curiosity for scientific subjects. These are two pure specimens belonging to the world of the Internet of Things.
Dash and Dot, the best friends of logic
Thanks to these two intelligent robots, your children will develop logical and computing skills. These two programmable robots are also suitable for teaching in primary schools. Dash and Dot can be used in pairs or individually. They are distinguished by their appearance and the functions they perform.
Dash is 16 cm high, it is composed of 4 directional keys and 3 microphones. It can perform many functions, including recording sounds, responding to voice commands, singing, dancing and shooting balls. It is free in movement thanks to the presence of distance sensors and wheels. Dash's younger brother, named Dot, is only 9.5 centimeters tall. Using infrared gives orders to Dash, and thanks to the accelerometer, it understands when it is tilted or lifted. Both programmable robots have a LED eye that lights up with different colours (12 in all), pre-set sounds and buttons for programming.
How do you program Dash and Dot?
Very simple! Via tablet or smartphone. Simply download the app to your device and start programming. There are 5 different apps depending on the level of difficulty of the functions to be performed, all downloadable on both Android and iOS devices. Each app has its own name: Go, Wonder, Blocky, Path and Xylo. The first three are generic, while the last three teach the basics of programming to children. The proposed activities are all educational and exciting: there are more than 600 tutorials available, including games, puzzles and projects to develop! Both robots have Bluetooth 4.0 and wireless connection, the battery life is about 3 hours and it takes 1 hour to be at the top again.
Dash and Dot's company
With these two programmable robots, it will be really exciting to play while learning the different scientific notions. Dash and Dot are real playmates, which can also be programmed to greet and welcome back after a day at school, pass messages to friends and accompany the little ones on a trip.
Educational activities bring better results when accompanied by playful schemes. Internet of Things start-ups like Wonder Workshop know this and are developing more and more technological and innovative products. Don't miss a chance to give Dash and Dot to your kids.