Teaching Computing with Makeblock mBot
The content has been written with UK Primary National Curriculum in mind and it can also be used for teaching other curriculums or in more informal contexts such as coding or robotics clubs. It could even be used at home by parents!
This book is aimed at educators interested in teaching computing using robots, in particular but not exclusively Primary School teachers in the UK. Makeblock mBot is one of the best robots for the task: it is easy to use, is great value for money and you can achieve great things with it.
We structured the book to be easy to follow to allow you and your students build programming skills step by step with engaging lessons and fun challenges to try your newly acquired skills.
Who are we?
Out of the box, getting the mBot set up to use in class
how to use this book
Overview of the Lessons
lesson 1 Getting moving – getting the robot to move
lesson 2 Disco Time – Understanding inputs and outputs
lesson 3 Making me smile – further understanding of input and outputs
lesson 4 Sensing the world – an introduction to using an ultrasonic sensor