are little robots that can read lines drawn on paper and follow
them. When the Ozobot detects color it can do different things such
as change a LED color, move in a different direction, spin, and
more. Once you have an Ozobot all you need is paper and four markers,
black, red, green, and blue.
With the marker
you draw a line, place the Ozobot on the line and it will follow
it. If you change the color of the line say from black to red the
LED in the Ozobot will change to red. As the Ozobot follows the
line if it detects a rapid change in colors in the line, those quick
color changes called Ozocodes, will tell the Ozobot to do some action.
This is so simple you could have students in kindergarten programming
For even more
control Ozobot recently released their 2.0 bots. These bots can
also be programmed with Ozo Blockly. Basically the same as Blockly
but it has special instruction sets and upload method specifically
tailored to Ozobot. So you are no longer limited to just having
an Ozobot follow a line you can program the bot to do what you want
it to do.
Ozobot has great
teacher resources, lesson plans, ideas, and even discounts. Ozobots
can be purchased for as little as $50. They now have classroom kits
and more. You can find all the educational resources here
in their education learn zone.
Ozobot in action: