When children first get excited about robotics, they are often too young to really know what aspect they’ll enjoy best. Will they like breadboarding and soldering? Will they enjoy putting together the chassis? Or will they fall in love with coding? Ideally, a starter kit should involve a bit of everything, so you can gauge your child’s primary interest and better select future projects.
The Zagros Robot Starter Kit – Gobbit Version does just that: it involves a bit of soldering, a bit of breadboarding, a little work with a screwdriver, and a bit of coding. Kids will need to snap together the chassis plates, screw the sensors and Arduino into the chassis, solder a few parts, and write some basic code to turn this bot into a line follower or light seeker. Gobbit also has the same advantage as all Arduino-based kits: there’s lots of sample code available, which gives kids a foundation for writing there own code.
You can buy the basic Gobbit kit for $89.95 from Zagros Robotics.