Robot Playtime engages kids (K-12) in robotics and computer science through play, while fostering their imagination and creativity. Our platform, Pixel, transforms any mobile device into a programmable robot enabling anyone to create their own interactive and intelligent robot without any prior experience. Users are able to collaborate, and share their open source STEM creations with our online community.
Pixel starts off without any intelligence or emotion, so it's up to the user to program some personality and life into the robot. Using a easy-to-learn blocked-based programming language (Scratch), users learn to program fun interactions, ranging from changing Pixel's emotions to recognizing sounds and objects. With the ability to connect to any open platform (e.g. LEGO, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Minecraft), users are able to customize and equip their robot with any hardware components (i.e., sensors and actuators). These features provide unlimited potential for the user to grow in their learning and create a robot that can do almost anything they can imagine.