Educational robotics is a growing market and it is growing in part thanks to Free Hardware. Free Hardware is the protagonist of all this and he who has allowed many products related to educational robots to be created. The last of these products is called Robo Wunderkind, a robot that uses the block system so that the smallest of the house can learn to build a robot and see how it works.
Robo Wunderkind is focused on 5-year-olds, but it is true that any child can use it to learn robotics and play with it.
The Robo Wunderkind is a kit of blocks that can be put together creating a robot. This structure can be programmed to perform certain functions thanks to a mobile app. An app that is available for both Android and iOS. The kit consists of 14 blocks, blocks that are created in different colors and with different connections and functions, in such a way that children can learn to create different robots and know the type of connections that exist. Along with these blocks there are different accessories such as wheels, motors, sensors, cameras, etc ... that will make the creation possibilities more.
The robotics kit has three versions, a starter version that costs $ 199, a medium version that costs $ 349 and a premium version that costs $ 699. Unfortunately, the three versions cannot be purchased directly but must be reserved from its official website.
It is true that Robo Wunderkind makes learning robotics more user-friendly and feasible, but it is also true that it is still cheaper and profitable for the child to learn robotics with freer platforms such as Arduino or Raspberry PiThey are more difficult platforms and without colors but more powerful and free.