mBot v1.1, the adorable global sensation that helps children get smarter as they play
From the outset mBot, with its big adorable eyes and cute smiley face, has enthralled more than 4.5 million children worldwide. mBot is an educational playmate for children learning to build and program, and an excellent educational aid for teachers in STEAM  lessons. It is also a frequent heavyweight contender at large robot competitions, such as MakeX. mBot gets children to engage both their hands and their brain, encouraging them to exercise their interdisciplinary abilities while allowing them to experience the endless fun of creation at the same time.
Create a wide range of different shapes with mBot’s flexible body
mBot has 4 expansion ports, and can connect to more than 100 kinds of electronic modules. Children can use a variety of add-on packs and more than 500 parts on the Maker’s Platform to build a variety of imaginative shapes.During construction, they will learn about the principles of electronics and mechanics and lay the foundations for understanding robots. mBot is also compatible with LEGO bricks meaning gameplay can continue to grow over time.
3D building tutorials improve children’s spatial intelligence
mBot uses modular design. The electronic modules and mainboard interface are colour coded so that the corresponding colours can be connected easily. All you need to get building is a screwdriver. We have also designed a 3D Construction Guide with simply worded instructions, that takes children through the complete step by step, and helps build their spatial intelligence.
Gamification makes learning programming endless fun
The mBolck Blocky gamified learning app makes learning and playing one and the same. The mBolck Blocky has designed game levels which are easy to understand and learn from, each new level adding to a child’s programming knowledge. Mr. Panda guides children through the app step by step, as they learn to program their mBot remotely, unlock different knowledge points, and master new programming skills one by one.
With 3 intelligent control modes, controlling mBot is easy
Do you need to avoid obstacles ahead? Or follow the line using a fancy walk? Then flex those fingers, because mBot is ready to go! It comes with 3 preset control modes: ① Obstacle avoidance mode, mBot can automatically sense an obstacle ahead and change its path in time to avoid it; ② Line-follow mode, mBot can travel freely along various black and white lines; ③ Manual control mode, children can use the remote control or the Makeblock app to program mBot directly and explore its countless other possibilities.
mBot products are accredited by the Finnish education standards agency, Kokoa, and mBot is the first educational robot in China to receive this prestigious international accreditation.
mBot is also the proud winner of the American Family Choice Award. For 22 years, the Family Choice Award has been the most coveted, family-friendly, consumer award programme in the United States.
I would like to buy a mBot, but I still have some concerns.
Can mBot connect directly to my phone via Bluetooth?
Yes, it connects directly with your phone or iPad via Bluetooth.
Does the coding software need to be purchased?
No separate purchase is required, you can download software from makeblock website for free.
Does mBot come only in blue?
Currently it comes in blue and pink, you can choose
How long will mBot operate when it is fully charged?
Under follow-lines mode, it will operate for 10 hours when fully charged.
Does any warranty come with mBot? How long is the warranty period?
mBot comes with a warranty – for electronic parts, the warranty is for 3 months. Other parts (structural parts, consumables and batteries), however, are not covered by any warranty but can be replaced if damaged.