PLEASE NOTE: This app requires a Wonder Workshop robot – Dash or Dot – and a Bluetooth Smart/4-enabled device to play.Dot can even be used as a Night Watchbot” – program Dot to make a noise and blink it's lights when moved, alerting you to an intruder in your room ! Currently, there is a Wonder League Robotics Competition in which some of my students are participating. Kids can create their own routines for the robots to complete and save the routines for the robot to complete without the app, just by pressing a button on the robot. Offers almost infinite customization, as you can use any compatible electronic module or mechanical parts to build your own dream robot. The company has also introduced the robots to more than 150 K-8 schools in the US through the Teach Wonder” program, where educators learn how to incorporate Dash and Dot into STEM subjects and share guides and lesson plans. They can start out building simple programs, and soon learn how to make complex programs with Dash – all from within the app. Also be sure to check if your device is compatible with the Wonder Workshop apps.
The directions were simple: start in one spot, drive Dash to the sight word that I tell you (they had to recognize/read the word on the heart), make him do a trick, and then drive him back to the starting point. You really have to try it. On the Blockly app you can create a code sequence of lights, patterns and sounds and one fun option here is recording your own voice that transfers onto Dot. I always recommend making a reservation for 3 Dots & a Dash because if not you can feel very cramped at the bar and there is very little to safely put down your drink. That didn't however make up for the fact that once I left the pool after a 30 minute swim and returned to my phone, the connection between the Dash and app had been lost. Here is my 7 year old demonstrating Dash playing his (my son's) latest piano practice piece…. I have been on Deal Dash for a year, and I agree with everything mentioned here.
For the first few days after unboxing it, Dash was easily the most exciting thing in the house. Dot is a more like a younger sibling of Dash, it has limited ability in terms of movements, but paired with Dash it comes alive. The company also sells a bulldozer accessory, a smartphone mount, a tow hook, bunny ears and a bunny tail and a set of connectors that let you attach LEGOs to your Dash and Dot bots. Go makes Dash move, play sounds, and light up. Blockly is for programming and allows users to drag and drop actions. Some events are simple noises, like a car horn; others are animations or behaviors that make Dash do a spin or something before returning to its course. The integration of apps with hardware (the toys) is very well done by Wonder Workshop. We check for naughty words and verify the authenticity of all guest reviews before adding them to our site. Above you can see my 7 year old using BLOCKLY to drive Dash right up to his brother.
To play, you turn Dash on with the power button located on Dash and the app will search for a robot to attach to. You choose Dash by holding your finger on the Dash picture and the app and Dash will connect, and this works the same for Dot too. Apart from helping the children to enjoy the various functionalities of the Dash & Dot pack, it also helps the little ones to learn the basic of coding and computing. The robots, Dash and Dot, come fully assembled and are ready to play with the included Accessory Pack, Building Brick Connectors, Xylophone and the newly added Ball Launcher. Please visit this link for lots more ways you can play with your Dash and Dot robots!
Whether you just want to buy a Blu Dot Dash Slate / Yellow Rug or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered. Blocklyfor Dash & Dot robots is the iPad app to help kids learn programming concepts, from the basics to more advanced topics. In the interest of disclosure, I did receive the Wonder Pack” for free so that I could review it for this blog. It's an interesting take on a line following robot, but I don't feel like the transference of coding” is really there yet with this little robot. Wonder Workshop was originally known as Play-i, and it was crowdfunded , so the first robots are going out to the people who already paid. The kids had a blast using the Blocky app to code Dash to execute different commands. Also enjoy programming Dash from my Android phone with the Blocklify app since Tickle is not currently available for Android.