Tackle any terrain with Ranger’s 3 preset forms
mBot Ranger includes approximately 100 mechanical parts and electronic modules. There are 3 preset forms: the tank-like Off-road Land Raider, the three-wheel racing car Dashing Raptor, and the Self-balancing Nervous Bird. No matter whether it’s a muddy track or a challenging arena, mBot Ranger can conquer any terrain.
All-terrain Off-road Land Raider
Adventure awaits! Climb, roll and avoid obstacles as you enjoy the incredible outdoor performance of the Off-road Land Raider!
Super Speedy Dashing Raptor
The highly advanced Dashing Raptor, with super-speed and intelligent line following abilities, is your trusty companion in any competition. It will keep pace with you all the way, as you race to glory!
Self-balancing Nervous Bird
Cute to look at and nimble on its wheels, the Self-balancing Nervous Bird makes for an exciting and engaging playmate for children.
With multiple integrated functions, Ranger is the ideal companion for children as they explore the world.
mBot Ranger integrates six types of sensor including: Light sensor, Temperature sensor, Sound sensor, Ultrasonic sensor, Line Follower sensor and Gyroscope. This broad range of sensors allows Ranger to perform a variety of functions including data collection, line following and obstacle avoidance. Children can also use Ranger to work on interesting projects, such as traversing the Antarctic to assist with scientific research!
In February 2018, mBot Ranger helped students from Portuguese and Bulgarian schools to undertake and successfully return from an Antarctic data collection expedition!
Learning to program is like playing a game – you improve with every level you pass.
Round 1 - Playing with the controls
There are two ways in which you can direct Ranger without the need for programming.
1. Open the Makeblock App. With one click you can use the remote control driving function, voice control or the “Draw and Run” function.
2. Use the Makeblock Bluetooth Remote Controller to control Ranger. There are 15 buttons and 2 joysticks, making its operation smooth and easy. Positive experiences operating the robot can help children form a bond with Ranger quickly, and further stimulate their interest in programming.
Round 2 - Gamified learning
The mBlock Blockly App integrates block-based programming knowledge into a game with lots of enjoyable levels. It features a guide called Mr. Panda, who shows the child how to program their remote control Ranger, and guides them through each game level. At each stage they can unlock new knowledge points and thus gradually master programming skills.
Round 3 -Block-based programming and advancing your skills
Want to learn more complex skills? Try mBlock 5 (PC). Simply drag and combine command modules like building blocks to control the movements of Ranger. You can also switch to Ardunio C text-based programming with one click, to continue advancing your skills. If you want to wirelessly link Ranger to your computer, you can use the Makeblock Bluetooth Dongle to speed up the programming (sold separately.)
Powerful expansion capabilities turn imagination into action
Play with your child and grow together
The supporting materials available are also suitable for classroom teaching. For those who have specific needs, Makeblock also provides customised teaching programs to contribute to improved standards of education.
For customised teaching programs: firstname.lastname@example.org