mBot v1.1 - Blue (Nordic nRF51822)
What is mBot?
mBot is an all-in-one solution to enjoy the hands-on experience of programming, electronics, and robotics. Working with mBlock inspired by Scratch 2.0, connecting with computers or smart devices via Bluetooth or 2.4G (by different version), this easy-to-assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities for you to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
What's New? – Children Safeguard
Compared to the previous verison, mBot v1.1 comes with a casing specially designed for protecting main control board. Meanwhile, the casing is atomized to safeguard children's eyes from the glare of the onboard LED.
What's New? – Better Auxiliary Wheel
The ball omni-directional wheel of previous version is replaced by a mini nylon caster wheel that performs better when moving to any direction and dramatically reduces the little clack sound caused by a steel ball.
Contracted But Not Simple
Contains 38 assembly parts that can be assembled in 10 minutes and color-labeled RJ25 ports for convenient wiring, making sure more time can be spent on programming and creativity.
Drag-and-drop graphical programming software mBlock developed based on Scratch 2.0 provides a quick way to learn programming, control the robot, and realize multiple functions from the robot.
Fun, and Fun
mBot is all about fun and creativity. It comes with various basic pre-assembled options, including obstacle-avoidance car, line-following vehicle, remote control car, and can be used in multiple games like balloon bursting game, soccer playing, sumo, and etc.
The mechanical body of the mBot is compatible with Makeblock platform and most of Lego parts, while the electronic parts of it is developed based on the Arduino open source ecosystem. This makes sure that the mBot has infinite extensibility, using any mechanical parts and electronic modules you need to turn it into your "dream robot".
Unique Curriculum System
To help teachers, parents, or children get started easier and faster, you will also find that we provide online manuals and two online courses that will be updated regularly. These online tutorials are developed and maintained by teachers, especially Scratch teachers, at home and abroad.
Bluetooth or 2.4G?
If you're trying to figure out the difference between Bluetooth version and 2.4G version, or your smart device cannot connect to mBot, please check the version of your mBot first. Here is comparison chart:
|Bluetooth Version||2.4G Version|
|Suitable||Individual users of family||Classroom|
|Host computer||Support Bluetooth||No|
|Pairing||Bluetooth Pairing||No pairing, the same technology|
with wireless mouse
|Connection||Wireless connection with smartphones, tablets,|
and PCs with Bluetooth capability
|Wireless connection with PC via 2.4G adapter|
1) iOS 7 or above
2) Bluetooth®4.0 or above
*exclude iPad®1, iPad®2, iPhone®4 or belo
1) Android™2.3 or above
2) Bluetooth®2.0 or above
|Software and programming||mBlock (graphical) Mac, Windows, iPad mBlocky|
|Inputs||Light sensor, button, infrared receiver, ultrasonic, sensor, line follower|
|Outputs||Buzzer, RGB LED, infrared emitting, two motors, ports|
|Microcontroller||Based on Arduino Uno|
|Power||3.7VDC lithium battery (charger on board) or four 1.5V AA batteries (not included)|
|Wireless Communication||Bluetooth (Bluetooth Version)|
|2.4GHz wireless serial (2.4G Version)|
|Dimensions||17 x 13 x 9cm assembled|
|Dimensions||0mm x0mm x0mm|
|6P6C RJ25 Cable||2|
|Brass Stud M4 × 25mm||4|
|Screw M2.2 × 9mm||4|
|Me Line Follower||1|
|mBot Li Battery Shell||1|
|Mini Caster Wheel||1|
|Screw M4 × 8mm||15|
|Me Ultrasonic Sensor||1|
|Me Ultrasonic Sensor||1|