Robo Wunderkind Review (Robo Technologies GmbH)

Robo Wunderkind
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EDITOR'S REVIEW
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What It Is

Kids as young as 6 years old can tinker, explore, and build real robots with Robo Wunderkind. Kids get the tools they need plus access to free apps so they can build and control a variety of different projects.

Through the Robo Code app's Robo Workshop, kids can build a Light Roller, Driver, or Flashlight, and then practice coding different actions, such as changing the color of the LED light or adding a sound.

The Robo Live app lets kids program different actions for whatever they choose to build. Each time you add a piece, the app will show you what actions are available to control. 

The kit comes with a main block that serves as the brain of the robot. There are also two DC motors, a distance sensor, a connector block, two wheels, an RGB LED, a servo motor, a button, a wired connector, and a small wheel.

Is It Fun?

This could be a fun way to introduce hands-on experience with robotics, coding, and programming. It's going to take some experimentation to figure out how the pieces go together and how to use the apps, which could be frustrating for some kids, so patience and a sense of curiosity will be needed. But once kids get the hang of it, they'll enjoy creating and coding their own robotic builds.

Who It’s For

Robo Wunderkind is for curious kids ages 6 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Some of the pieces are hard to take apart, so you will definitely need to use the included separator.

The main block is rechargeable and comes with a USB charging cable.

We wish there had been a tutorial for using the apps within the apps. Building the projects in the Robo Code app was easy to follow, but figuring out how to use the coding portion of the app was not as clear. The same goes for the coding portion of the Robo Live app. We looked up how-to videos on the Robo Wunderkind YouTube channel.

If you didn't know, "wunderkind" translates to "wonder child" or "child prodigy". It's pronounced with a "v" sound, not a "w" sound.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy