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STEM Maker Materials

This guide features technology available at McQuade Library's ERC. While these resources support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, all MC students are encouraged to explore, tinker, experiment, create, and learn.

Meet mBot!

mBot Info

Introduce your students to the coding skills they need to compete in our increasingly digital world. With mBot, a programmable STEM robot kit, students learn entry-level coding that extends beyond the screen and allows them to interact with the physical world.

Using mBlock software, based on Scratch, students easily program their mBot with drag and drop command blocks—prior coding experience is not required.

Each mBot features the following

  • Easy assembly, no soldering
    mBot assembles in 10–15 minutes and has color-labeled RJ25 ports for convenient wiring.
  • Drag-and-drop graphical programming
    mBlock app (IOS/Android) and software (Windows/OS/Chrome) are based on the popular Scratch software and provide a quick way to learn to code. As students advance, they can program mBot using the Arduino® IDE.
  • Programmed for fun
    mBot comes programmed with three preset control modes: obstacle-avoidance, line-following, and manual control to make implementing projects even easier.
  • Wirelessly connected
    mBot uses Bluetooth® wireless technology to automatically connect to mobile devices.
  • Endless creations
    mBot is compatible with the vast catalog of Makeblock platform components and most LEGO® pieces, so students are limited only by their imaginations.