Product description: TPBot Smart Car - smart car robot kit for micro:bit - Elecfreaks
TPBot Smart Car is fun and learning in one. It can be thought of as a toy that follows lines and avoids obstacles, so your child develops through play. It is equipped with components that allow you to learn the functions of the robot while playing. It has an ultrasonic distance sensor and a line tracking sensor. On the other hand, when the micro:bit board is inserted, TPBot becomes a smart, programmable car that gives kids the opportunity to learn coding in a friendly way.
TPBot Smart Car is equipped with a line-tracking sensor, thanks to which it can move along a specific loop. The kit includes a special line-tracking map board. To enter the line-tracking and obstacle avoidance mode, press the power button. Then, the LEDs on the front panel of the robot will light up. While driving, the headlights change color, when an obstacle is detected they light up red.
MakeCode and micro:bit
Micro:bit is not required for proper operation of the robot, but its presence gives the possibility to extend the functionality of TPBot. It is compatible with micro:bit versions V1 and V2. Programmable with the friendly MakeCode graphical environment. It enables the youngest users to learn programming in an accessible and effective way and helps to develop creativity. The manufacturer provides a detailed user tutorial with almost 20 projects containing TPBot programming instructions. You can find there, among others, the project "Searching for light" or "Gesture-controlled TPBot". You can turn your Smart Car into a police car, make it visible in the dark or even play football with it. You are limited only by your imagination.
Technical specification of TPBot
- Type: TPBot Smart Car
- Controller: micro:bit V1 / V2 (not included)
- Programming: MakeCode / Python
- Power supply: 4 x AAA 1.5 V battery (not included)
- Battery life: approximately 1.5 hours of continuous operation
- LEDs: 13 x RGB
- Distance sensor: ultrasonic HCSR04
- Detectable distance: from 2 cm to 400 cm
- Line tracking sensor: ITR20001
- Compatible with Lego
- Colour: blue
- Housing material: ABS
- Dimensions: 113 x 128 x 90 mm
- Weight: 280 g
- TPBot Smart Car
- Stickers with numbers 0-9
- Line-tracking Map - board to track lines
- User manual