Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 is a robotic construction kit that comes in a block-based robot construction system. Each block is a different part of a robot and combining those blocks in different ways produces a vast diversity of robots. Conceptualize these blocks as building blocks for the 21st century; designed to help kids invent and build their own robotic creations. The goal of MOSS is to impart intuitive understanding of complex systems and design thinking.
Modular robotics makes modular robotic construction systems for kids, because they believe that toys shape the way that children think about the world. Modular Robotics is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado; where they design and manufacture their robots. They are a spin off from Carnegie Mellon University and are recipients of SBIR grant funding from the National Science Foundation.
Modular Robotics designs, manufactures, and distributes innovative toy robot construction systems for children, adults, hobbyists, science museums, and schools. The goal of MOSS is to impart intuitive understanding of complex systems and design thinking. With the MOSS system kids begin to build a basic understand of mechanical construction, basic circuitry, kinematic motion, robotics, software integration and programming. Despite this diversity of play experiences, the system is designed to be remarkably intuitive. Color-coded faces indicate what each block needs or does. Once you understand the basic principles there is no limit to what you can create. Power or data are passed through an elegant single button contact, while ground is passed through the steel spheres. Over-molded magnets inside the corners of each block’s ABS plastic shell provide connection points for inert steel spheres, bridging the gap between each block. The wonderful part of these spheres is that they create simple motion primitives like ball joints, hinges and rigid construction. These elements combine to create wonderful kinematic creations. What’s even better is that you don’t have to know to program to play. Kids can play and experiment in a manner that they are used to, while getting instantaneous feedback about what is and isn’t working. As they become more comfortable with the system, they can expand their play experience to include reprogramming. MOSS supports two programming languages Scratch from MIT (block based and a good starting point) and C. two languages that were chosen because of they can teach skills that extend beyond the play environment into the world around them.
Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 comes with: 52 moss blocks, 140 carbon steel spheres, rechargeable Lipo battery, micro USB cable to charge the kit, 2 motors, 2 pivots, 2 flashlights, 2 light sensors, 2 distance sensors, microphone sensor, 2 knob sensors, 4 wheels, 2 axels, 2 short flexy, 2 long flexy, 8 corners, 6 hubs, 4 arch braces, 3 short braces, 2 long braces, 4 corner braces, and a brain block. The building blocks of the 21st century can build many different robots to start you can build a Jawbotdamut, a remote-controlled, front-end loading MOSS robot. Got an avalanche of plastic bricks blocking your doll house driveway? No problem, this wacky robo-wonder can power through and clear a path for Bo Peep to rescue her sheep. Saving toys is all in a day’s work for this run-of-the-mill hero whose eyes will set your heart aglow. Inquisitronic Harness the spirit of cosmic exploration with the MOSS planetary rover, Inquisitronic. This robot is a remote-controlled; two-wheel-drive vehicle is adept at exploring the mysterious terrain under your bed. Is that your long-lost sock or an alien life form? Shed some light on the matter with the proximity-sensing flashlight arm. Take readings of ambient brightness and noise with the rear-mounted sensors. This is your opportunity to explore new worlds with only your curiosity to guide you! The splendid Braitenbird is a flightless MOSS robot that uses two proximity-sensing “eyes” to detect and avoid obstacles. Braitenbird is a robotic marvel of magical movement inspired by the writings of Valentino Braitenberg. Build this adventurous avian wanderer and watch it
navigate through a forest of standing books with incredibly lifelike behavior.
Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 is an Amazing gift you can give to any child (8+), teen, or adult; watch as they build a robot in front of your very eyes over and over again. To order your very own Exofabulatronixx 5200 call 877-407-5969.
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