Last week we were tasked to help setup and deploy the new Artie 3000 Wi-Fi Enabled Drawing/Coding Robot for Stage 1 classrooms at Penshurst Public School.
Out of the box the setup is very easy and after batteries are installed and Artie is powered on, it’s a very quick process of having him ready for students to start coding and drawing. Artie comes with four different pen colours which are inserted into the robot.
Artie is easily controlled via any device offering Wi-Fi capabilities and we tested using both iPad and Android enabled Samsung Galaxy phone, with direct connections being made within seconds.
Using the pre-built coding interface (Artie UI) is as easy as browsing to local.CodeWithArtie.com. The Artie UI is your starting point for learning to code with Artie. Students can learn to program Artie using easy to understand drag and drop command blocks such as Pen Up, Pen Down, Move and Turn commands.
Watch – How to Code with Artie
This cute little robot captivated the children’s attention during our setup and very quickly they gathered around watching Artie do his thing. We love this entry level coding robot and if they excitement levels of the students was anything to go by, yours will too.
For more information visit www.codewithartie.com