Vortex - an educational robot for learning programming

Index: DFR-05491 EAN: 6959420909490

Robot for beginning enthusiasts of electronics and robotics, and for children. After putting it out of the box, it is sufficient to pair the robot with your smartphone via Bluetooth. The device also can be programmed using Arduino and Scratch. Vortex allows you to learn how robots work, to understand applications written for them, and to start creating your own.

Vortex - an educational robot for learning programming
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Robot for beginning enthusiasts of electronics and robotics, and for children. It has several built-in games. Vortex allows you to learn how the robots work, to understand applications writtenfor them, and to start creating your own. The device also can be programmed by using Arduino and Scratch.


The robot is ready to start the fun

After putting it out of the box, it is sufficient to pair a robot with a smartphone (Android or iOS system) via Bluetooth, so we can control the "Vortex" using the touch screen. The robot has a 4 built-ingames:

  • Bumping Fight -two or more robots are fighting in a duel of sumo type. They are spinning around and when you press the button, they are moving forward. The game is about pushing the enemy out of the playing field. The winner is the one who stays on the mat.
  • Virtual Golfis a game that lets you play virtual golf. Vortex becomes a golf ball, while using the smartphone we can do hits, change clubs, etc. In the end, you can share your results and compete with other players.
  • Driving- a game which is changing robot into a car. Allows you to race on programmed tracks. We can race on time, to chase our own "spirit", etc. With this game, we can race with everyone and anywhere.
  • Robot Soccer- a game that allows to play a football match. At the same time, from 2 to 22 playerscan play.


Vortex is programmable. It has support for Arduino and Scratch. It has built-in speakers and sensors: infrared and grey. It can work as a robot detecting obstacles, line follower, vacuum cleaner, tank, move to the rythm of the music, moving camera and many more, depending on the programmer's concept.


To start the control through your smartphone you need to download the appropriate software fromthe manufacturer's website.

Key features

  • The possibility to play fun games anywhere
  • Vortex is fully programmable, its behavior can be arbitrarily changed
  • Thanks to attached stickers, the user can customize the appearance of the robot
  • Vortex is shiny, charming and innocent - perfect for kids


  • Processor: ATmega 328 (compatible withArduino Uno)
  • Power supply: 4 x AA battery (not included - recommended to use rechargeable batteries)
  • Duration: from 40 minutes to 90 minutes
  • Light: 12 independent RGB LEDs
  • Communication: Bluetooth 4.0 / USB / I2C
  • Display: 32 expression of the eyes, for example,>.<, --.--, etc.
  • Supported apps:
    • Arduino IDE / WhenDo
    • Ardublock / Scratch
  • Sensors
    • 2 distance sensors
    • 2 encoders, speed sensors
    • 6 sensors of lines
  • Clearance: 3 mm
  • Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 64 mm


  • Robot Vortex - 1 PC.
  • Manual in English
  • Colorful stickers for personalization of the robot


Chassis - wheels 2
Chassis - type wheel
Chassis + drive yes
Chassis + driver: yes
Package width 0.001 cm
Package height 0.001 cm
Package depth 0.001 cm
Package weight 0.001 kg

Same-day shipping

  • Crediting the payment for an order on business day from Tuesday to Friday up until 1:00 PM o'clock, and on Mondays up until 12:00 PM, means the order will be shipped on the same day!
  • All packages are being delivered by GLS Group courier and covered with insurance up to 1200 EUR.
  • You will receive a link to track your package and monitor the progress of delivery as soon as it is shipped.

Terms of delivery 

GLS - zone 1

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia 

  • Delivery time: 2-4 days
  • Delivery cost: from 4.18 EUR
  • Insurance: 1200 EUR
GLS - zone 2

Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia

  • Delivery time: 2-5 days
  • Delivery cost: from 5.35 EUR
  • Insurance: 1200 EUR
GLS - zone 3

Finland, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Sweden 

  • Delivery time: 2-7 days
  • Delivery cost: from 7.67 EUR
  • Insurance: 1200 EUR

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