Cubetto: a wooden, screen-free robot
Cubetto is a playful wooden robot ideal for introducing programming to young learners. This wooden robot teaches kids the basics of programming through adventures and fun games using screen-free coding. By taking coding off of the screen and into the real world, Cubetto creates a programming language kids can touch and interact with. Kids help this friendly wooden robot find his way home using hands-on blocks to write their first programs.
Cubetto is a smiling wooden robot built to teach the basic ideas of coding to children as young as 3 years old. Perfect for young learners, this engaging tool will help students understand the very basics of programming by supplying the movements and direction of the robot! With a simple, building block-like interface and basic controls, Cubetto is incredibly accessible for young kids, even those who have not yet learned to read.
This Montessori and Logo Turtle-inspired robot makes programming accessible to children before they can read or write. Cubetto is powered by a tangible programming language made of colorful blocks. This means that computational thinking is being utilized before a child can read or write.
This tactile wooden robot sows the seeds of creativity and problem-solving through play. By sticking to the basic ideas of programming, Cubetto keeps young kids interested, engaged, and challenged without confusing them or making them overwhelmed. It is the perfect tool for mixing meaningful learning and play through inspiring adventures to create a screenless, friendly, and all-encompassing introduction to coding.
How does Cubetto work?
A coding language you can touch and manipulate. Each block is an action. Combine them to create programs.
Forward Left Right Function Backward Negation Random
The blocks, when placed on the control board, trigger signals that are sent to the robot and tell it to execute certain actions based on the combinations of the blocks. Three of the four blocks represent simple commands — forward, turn left, and turn right — so children can easily understand the relationship between inputs and outputs.
The fourth block, the “command” block, acts as a shortcut representing the sequence of commands in the bottom, a boxed-off row of the control board, which is used for creating loops or subroutines in programming. Kids can simply place blocks into the slots on the board and push the button, prompting Cubetto to follow the commands in real time!
Cubetto and the Interface Board communicate wirelessly and must be paired to function. Pairing happens in the background, no action is required by the user, and multiple devices can be paired in close proximity without interfering. The indoor wireless range is roughly 10 meters.
- 1 Cubetto wooden robot
- 1 tangible interface board
- 1 World Map
- 1 Story Book
- 16 colored, instruction blocks used to program
Who was it made for?
Cubetto is recommended for grades PK-2 and comes with a 1-year warranty.
Learn more about this robot from parents and kids in the following videos.
Get more out of your Cubetto robot by adding coding blocks or adventure packs.