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Do your kids love robots? I remember one of my son’s first “robotic” toys – a Dinosaur we called Robby. It was fun to watch him walk and sense when he was going to hit an obstacle. He even had some different emotions that he could show. He made himself look “cute” so we would touch his neck. Back then, it was one of the most advanced robot- but it didn’t even come with an app!
Dash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash is the robot you always dreamed of having. Use Wonder, Blockly, and other apps to create new behaviors for Dash — doing more with robotics than ever possible. No books or camps needed!
Our Favorite Feature:
My son LOVES programming Dash’s vocabulary. He came up with phrases, song clips, sound effects and more. He would use the app and control Dash’s journey into the office and scare his dad. It was so funny. Of course, it only scared him a few times. The dogs, on the other hand, still are leery of Dash. Our German Shepherd cocks her head to one side when Dash makes his Rooster noise!
Dash works with all the apps below. Our favorite app is Wonder:
Wonder makes robotics accessible to children ages 8 and up. Kids can use phones and tablets to easily create their own real-world gadgets and robots, providing a stepping stone to the advanced world of robotics, engineering, and technology. Kids design behaviors and interactions for the real robot Dash and their coding companion Dot, that provide them with personality and intelligence. Wonder is visual and intuitive, a revolutionary new framework for students to learn about the world and how technology in their everyday lives work.
Wonder is so much fun! We learned how to code Dash by completing different challenges. After each challenge, Dash would do his “happy dance.” It made us want to keep going to see even more of Dash’s excitement. Wonder’s challenges are easy for kids and still challenging for teens and adults. It makes our experience with Dash even more fun!
What comes in the box:
- 1 Dash
- 1 Charging Cord
- 2 Building Brick Connectors
- Getting Started Guide
- Just add IMAGINATION!
I highly recommend Dash for your curious learners! They will learn coding and have fun at the same time! Who knew education could be so fun! Dash will keep your kids engaged for hours! Just don’t forget to charge him up so they can have fun tomorrow too!
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We had so much fun with Dash! My son recorded some fun phrases and sound effects. We enjoyed watching our dogs’ reaction to Dash almost as much as learning how to make him go!