The mBot robotics platform is a hugely popular kit because of the quality of components and price. With hundreds of thousands of these kits out there in homes, schools and makerspaces, there is much untapped potential. Getting Started with mBots is for non-technical parents, kids and teachers who want to start with a robust robotics platform and then take it to the next level. The heart of the mBot, the mCore is a powerful Arduino based microcontroller that can do many things without soldering or breadboarding.
About the Author
Started his first Makers program in 2010 while teaching programming and math at Flint Hill School in Northern Virginia. Blogged about that process steadily at tieandjeans.com, and launched the first #makered chat on Twitter with Laura Blankenship. In 2014, he moved to Korea to expand Chadwick Internationalâ (TM)s school-wide Making & Design program. On this journey he has presented at MakerFaires and with MakerEd.Org, NAIS, VSTE and ISTE, and been named a Senior FabLearn Fellow for Stanfordâ (TM)s Teaching & Learning Technologies Lab.Rick Schertle is a master at the craft of teaching middle school in San Jose and a novice maker at home. His diverse interests include backyard chickens, adventure travel, veggie oil-fueled cars and geocaching - all made more fun with the enthusiastic support of his wife and the crazy antics of his young son and daughter.