I’m a busy guy and don’t have much time to waste. So anytime I get to play with the latest cool gadget under the pretense that I’m “testing” it, is quite a bonus.
Enter the Ozobot.
The Ozobot is the universe’s smallest intelligent robot- it runs with the help of an assortment of apps. What started as a gadget only for for purchase at the MOMA museum store in New York City, turned into a crowdfunding campaign and then pre-orders were accepted.
Good news, the Ozobot is now ready to ship and that means fun for the entire family.
First seen at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Ozobot takes video gaming to new digital heights.
With use of a tablet or iPad, or even just be drawing your own designs, the one-inch Ozobot robot can do it all. It will keeps kids and adults mesmerized for hours on end.
What’s included with your Ozobot is a sheet with a preprinted path and all the information you need on what apps to download.
Set up is simple as you might expect, because the packaging is small and very non threatening. Simply charge it with the USB cord and calibrate.
When you get a chance, download the free OzoLuck, OzoPath and OzoDraw apps from the Google Play store for Android devices or Apple store for iOS devices yet.
Robots are big right now and kids being exposed to robots show a desire to learn more about the sciences. In a country like the U.S. that is weak in the sciences, this is key on so many levels.
The Ozobot will follow your instructions.
Here is how the developers of Ozobot recommend you get started:
Draw your own moves on paper or drag and drop them on tablets and smart phones. The robot follows the user’s instructions or moves autonomously, and for more complex gaming Ozobot can memorize and play back up to 500 moves.
Notice the word “memorize” in the paragraph above.
Anytime you see the word “memorize” in a review of a gadget that some might consider a toy, that means this could be a great learning tool for children.
You and your kids will love watching the Ozobot move through a labyrinth with customizable exits to make things interesting. OzoGroove will let music and dance lovers choreograph Ozobot’s moves to your favorite songs. How cool is that?
Best of all, Ozobot stimulates the brain. Ozobot users can pick up on basic to advanced programming skills, code language, robotics and skill and reasoning through the interactive apps.
Forbes Magazine said that Ozobot “…takes the physical-electronic play space in a fresh direction.”
I say, that in a world where kids are wasting time on their tablets and phones with mindless games and activities, the Ozobot exercises their brain and they still have fun.
Order your Ozobot now for $44.99, or better yet, order two. Head on over to www.ozobot.com.