Qoopers from Robobloq is a 6-in-1 STEM robot that reminds me a little of the 'Meccano' construction sets I enjoyed so much as a kid. I started off with the Robobloq app on iPad and, having chosen to build 'Captain Alloy', the on-screen instructions were easy to follow and I was finished in just over an hour. Once you're done, you can choose to control your robot wirelessly using the app or use it to start coding. There are 2 methods of coding in the Robobloq app - either using 'Primary programming' (Scratch Jr) or 'Intermediate programming' (Scratch 3.0). Qoopers can also be controlled by PC or Mac using the MyQode app and this has the added advantage of allowing you to program your robot in Python. For experienced programmers, you can even program Qoopers in the Arduino IDE and the transition is made easier as the C++ code is displayed within the MyQode app.
I've received some sensors and modules from Robobloq that I'll be showing off in a future video. These expand Qoopers features and allow it to detect (among other things) light level, colour, sound and temperature as well as play mp3 files and connect with the BBC micro:bit.
About the series...
Here's where you'll find information on the robots I have used which help you learn to code - from Scratch Jr. to the Arduino IDE and beyond, it's all here. Some robots work straight out of the box and some have to be built - developing your engineering skills as well!