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EdTech At CES 2018: Binary Bots Come From The Planet Hex To Teach Kids To Code

binarybots-ces2018-eurekapark-top EdTech At CES 2018: Binary Bots Come From The Planet Hex To Teach Kids To CodeEureka Park Preview: Binary Bots Are Robots That Come From The Planet Hex To Teach Kids To Code and Bring  Your Classroom To Life.

Binary is an alien from the planet Hex in the solar system Array. He’s an inventor and he created his very own best friend, a robot named DIMM. Binary also created a racing car and a UFO. Something began to trouble him while he was on his home planet. Programming bugs started eating away at his beloved inventions. He turned to DIMM who suggested he build a teleportation device and send his inventions (including DIMM) to earth, where kids were learning to code. They could rid his inventions of harmful programming bugs.

That’s exactly what Binary did and Binary Bots were born.  Binary Bots are designed to teach kids to create, innovate, imagine, and build. Kids can build DIMM or Binary’s UFO and become inventors themselves. Kids and students can put the robot and UFO together, and then dress it up with stickers. The brains are provided through the world famous BBC micro:bit controller (now available in North America).

Once fully assembled kids go into a world of coding complete with curriculum guides and lessons for teachers. Students will be walked through the fundamentals of programming, first using Microsoft’s Block language and then as they develop their skills Binary Bots can be programmed with the text based python language.

We all know that here in the US and across the globe, coding is turning into the second language. Coding in schools is going to become the next foreign language.  Thousands of schools across the country either offer or want to offer some kind of coding course for kids with true hands on experience.

“We believe robots are the best way to engage children in learning how digital stuff really works. A parents, being able to play with our children, have fun and teach them key skills in a digital age is a win-win.” Chris Burgess the founder of CBIS education (the creator of Binary Bots) said in a statement as they closed a £500,000 funding round.

Binary Bots provides a hands on learning environment that the kids create themselves and is grounded in the STEM/STEAM skills they need to develop for careers in the 21st century. Binary Bots makes it fun.

DIMM comes with everything you need to get started including

  • Flat pack Cardboard Dimm
  • BBC Micro:bit mini computer
  • Sticker Sheets, medal stickers
  • Instruction Book
  • Cardboard Standup Binary
  • Speaker with attaching Croc Clip Wires
  • Temperature Sensor with attaching Croc Clip Wires
  • Motion Sensor with attaching Croc Clip Wires
  • Light Sensor with attaching Croc Clip Wires
  • Spare Croc Clip to Croc Clip Wires

 

Binary’s UFO comes with:

  • Flat pack Cardboard Binary’s UFO
  • BBC Micro:bit mini computer
  • Sticker Sheets, medal stickers
  • Instruction Book
  • Cardboard Standup Binary
  • Speaker with attaching Croc Clip Wires
  • Temperature Sensor with attaching Croc Clip Wires
  • Motion Sensor with attaching Croc Clip Wires
  • Light Sensor with attaching Croc Clip Wires
  • LED lights assembly
  • Battery Holder

Both kits come with their very own programmable micro:bit controller. With the easy to program interface kids can follow instructions and lessons provided by Binary Bots or even code their own projects and skills for DIMM or Binary’s UFO.

You can check out the award winning Binary Bots at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #51916 and online at binarybots.co.uk