Zumi Purchase Options:
Zumi is also available for purchase in classroom and educator kits.
Zumi is a friendly, self-driving car kit that makes learning about artificial intelligence (AI) accessible to both kids and adults. She is a fantastic starter drone and operates well with Blockly and Python programming. It also functions on Mac, PC, and Chromebook, making it incredibly versatile for any and all who want to explore the basics of drones and coding.
It is equipped with a 60-minute battery life ensuring tons of fun, and educational opportunities. Additionally, she has a 720p camera for object tracking and facial detection to allow for efficient navigation. RoboLink knows that AI is a complex topic, so they include step-by-step tutorials and a full education standards-aligned curriculum that walks you through what AI is, how it works, and how it can be used to solve real-world issues.
This is an AI robot built with education in mind!
EDGEucating recommends Zumi for Middle School and above.
- Each individual Zumi includes:
- 1 Zumi shell
- 1 Chassis
- 1 Zumi mainboard
- 1 Raspberry Pi Zero
- 1 OLED screen
- 1 Pi Camera
- 1 Pi Cam ribbon cable
- 1 microSD card
- 1 LiPo battery (battery life is approximately 1 hour)
- 2 DC motors
- 2 wheels
- 1 mounting bracket
- Screws and standoffs
- 1 jumper wire
- 1 USB cable
- 1 screwdriver
- Color activity cards
- Access to the Zumi dashboard
Zumi’s are packaged individually and sold together in sets of 10. Battery life is approximately 1 hour.
These cars do not come preassembled. You will need to build the bot. This could be a good thing for older students, as they will clearly understand its inner workings. However, for anyone below about 13 or 14, this could be a challenging task, due to the intricate nature and the small part sizes that you must work with. If you are purchasing for a younger child be mindful that someone else will likely need to construct it for them and then they will be set to learn.
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