Expand the world with mBot Ranger, a three-in-one educational robot kit for both learning programming and having fun.
- 3-in-1 Robot Kit - Three forms for different scenarios: robot tank, self-balance car, and 3-wheel car.
- Ready-to-use projects built-in Makeblock HD app for immediate fun and play.
- Graphical programming mBlock for kids to learn entry-level coding.
- Numerous online courses and guides for further study and development.
What's mBot Ranger
mBot Ranger Robot Kit is a three-in-one STEM educational robot kit which supports 3 building forms: robot tank, three-wheel racing car, and a self-balance car. Program & Control mBot Ranger via iPad, tablets, or laptop to start your exploration!
Off-Road Land Raider
Being an off-road robot tank, Land Raider is designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles or robot cars.
Dashing Raptor, the Predator
Transform your Land Raider easily, turning it into Dashing Raptor, which is a three-wheel racing car that runs/spins fast like a raptor which eager to catch its game.
Self-Balance Nervous Bird
A smart self-balance car which remains level when driving straight or standing still and leans at an angle when making turns.
Latest Me Auriga mainboard developed based on open-source Arduino Mega 2560. It provides not only 5 on-board sensors, but also 10 extension ports that enable you to add more functions per needed.
Graphical Programming from PC
mBot Ranger is fully compatible with mBlock which is a graphical programming environment based on Scratch 2.0 Open Source Code. It makes programming projects and interactive applications easier through simply dragging and dropping function blocks
In addition to PC programming, mBot Ranger also supports being programmed from your iPad and tablets with an easy-to-use app – Makeblock HD. Explore with mBot Ranger using the existing projects, or develop your own.
Makeblock HD provides existing projects which enable you to interact with Ranger immediately. Push the button to control Ranger wirelessly and start having fun!
Free Online Courses
Provide 16 chapters of courses on graphical programming with Ranger, helping kids to enjoy the fun of programming in various game scenes step by step.
Modules in this kit all equipped with RJ25 ports for easy wiring. Just by connecting the modules together, robots can be built in a really quick way. All the wiring is simple and very clean.
Fully compatible with Makeblock platform (about 400 parts totally), allowing you to develop more projects or ideas adding Makeblock parts on Ranger or to explore hundreds of free projects online for more fun.
mBot Ranger VS. mBot
If you're trying to figure out the difference between mBot Ranger and mBot, check this comparison chart.
|Main Control Chip||Arduino Mega 2560||Arduino Uno|
|Extension Ports||10 motor/sensor ports||4 sensor ports|
|On-Board Sensor||6 x sensors, include:
|3 x sensors, include:
|Smartphone App||Under development||mBot app|
Software and programming : PC-mBlock; iPad/Tablet - Makeblock Arduino IDE
Main Control Board : Arduino Mega 2560, 256KB flash memory, 8KG SRAM, 4KB EEPROM
Sensor : 2 x Light sensor, 1 x Sound sensor, 1 x Gyroscope, 1 x Temperature sensor, 1 x Ultrasonic sensor, 1 x Line follower
Speaker : 1 x Buzzer
Battery : 6 x AA battery (not included)
Motor : 2 x 400 RPM Encoder Motor
Wireless Communication : Bluetooth/2.4G
Dimensions : 200 x 165 x 120mm (7.78 x 6.49 x 4.71inch) Max.
Weight : 1600g (56.44oz)
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Documentation and Resources:
- Our Overview of Makeblock's Ranger Robotics Kit
Now that we've taken a look at MakeBlock's beginner kit, the mBot (take a look at the previous article here), let's take our skills to the next level with the Ranger. The Ranger adds much more modularity and customisation to the kit. From extra sense...
- An Introduction to Makeblock
Makeblock is a company with education at the forefront of its priorities. They introduce mechanical design, and software development to robotics in a way analogous to Lego, that is to say, they aim to educate the student by encouraging creativity in ...
- Our Overview of Makeblock mBot
Looking for the best way to get into robotics? Checkout Makeblock's mBot. This all in one robot is the perfect introduction to basic robotics, with its simple yet robust design, mBot is built with education in mind. The mBot kits modular design ...
- The Maker Revolution
The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - the transition from a consumer buying goods to eventually having a major part in their creation. The Maker Revolution places strong emphasis on free (...
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