Wonder Wshp – Dash the Smart Educational Robot: Dash playgrounds challenge you to make the robot speak, sing and respond to sensor inputs to react to its environment. Dash is an explorer who zips around the room, getting into mischief along the way. Using sensors, Dash can detect objects in front and behind, and hear where you are. This robot has quite the personality and becomes more capable as you program and play. Meet Dash! Wonder Workshop Dash robot is an exciting, hands-on learning tool for students in grades K-5! Targeted at teaching creative problem solving and computational thinking, Dash helps students learn fundamental processes relevant for all 21st century skills.
Students send commands to the robots to move them, light them up, and have them detect the world around them using 5 free coding applications available on iPad and Android tablets. This is a set of Dashes. Dash can now also be programmed with Swift Playground from Apple. Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPads that makes learning Swift interactive and fun.
It requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out. Solve puzzles to master the basics of Swift a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by the pros to build today’s most popular apps. Then take on a series of challenges and step up to more advanced playgrounds designed by Apple and other leading developers.
Drive: Dash can drive forward, backward, turn left (spin), and turn right (spin). There are two wheels beneath the left and right side of Dash’s body. You can steer Dash by changing the speed and/or direction of either wheel.
Head Motion: Dash can look up (25 degrees), down (10 degrees), left (120 degrees), or right (120 degrees).
Lights: There are 12 LEDs in Dash’s eye. In Dash’s ears (E) and chest (C), there are RGB LEDs. In Dash’s tail, there are 2 red LEDs.
Sounds: Includes a variety of pre-programmed sounds!
Microphone: Dash has 3 microphones, allowing Dash to hear claps and identify the direction of your voice.
Distance sensors: Dash 2 distance sensors in front (F) and 1 in back (B), allowing Dash to detect obstacles in front and objects behind with infrared lights.
Buttons: Dash has 4 programmable buttons.