Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cubroid?
Cubroid is a robotics kit for children aged 7+ that is designed with the freedom of building blocks and integration of simple commands to help teach the fundamentals of coding. With the use of a connected smart phone (free IOS & Android Apps required) or Google Chromebook we offer children wireless freedom to connect and program their toys. We have developed our kits complete with easy to use sensors, motors, speakers, and so much more! Build with our blocks or incorporate compatible building block toys such as Mega Blocks and Lego. All of this allows children endless creative design possibilities!
How does the Cubroid coding kit work?
Once a machine is physically built, our wireless connectivity allows you to add commands, sounds, movement etc. to your toys. Customizable and incredibly easy to use, we make your toys even more engaging for your children! Build a sensored train that can move to custom stops, build a programmable car to drive around, build a dinosaur with movement and sounds, imagination is endless with Cubroid.
Does your coding kit incorporate more than drag and drop programming?
As your child learns with Cubroid, they can then dive deeper and add more sophisticated functions. You can further develop and customize the functionality of the toys by creating loops and other more creative programming solutions by integrating Scratch. As your child develops their knowledge and understanding they may even add basic elements of JAVA language. Cubroid will be educating your children on the basics of programming and they will be loving every minute of it.
How easy is it for a 7 or 8-year-old to learn basic coding techniques with the Cubroid robotics kit?
This is the best part, with our platform and the lack of connecting wires, it is super easy! All you need to do is download our app from either the Apple Store or Google Play and the rest is simple! Connect the sensor/motor/speaker/etc. of your choice and drag and drop to give it instructions. We even have a Youtube channel to make the learning easy with how to videos!
Coding truly is made simple for your children with Cubroid. Once you use our robotics kit for a simple design, eg. Drive a car forward, or with turns… you will see how easy it is and from there your imagination is the limit. Your kids will enjoy coding robotics into anything!
I do not know how to code; so how can I help my children learn?
This is a great question and we love that we are there to help! Our simple kits are designed to make basic understandings and education of coding easy. We have some great basic coding walk-through videos on how to set up your first toys and builds using Cubroid. We know that after the first couple of machines are built using our robotics kit your child will be developing toys that are impressive and creative all on their own, in no time. Setting the foundations and understanding of more complex coding features and designs later.
We are pretty sure that we are the best educational toy a grandparent could buy for their grandkids to help them learn coding!
What is Scratch?
We will let Wikipedia answer this one:
"Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and online community targeted primarily at children. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface. The service is developed by the MIT Media Lab, has been translated into 70+ languages, and is used in most parts of the world. Scratch is taught and used in after-school centers, schools, and colleges, as well as other public knowledge institutions. As of May 2019, community statistics on the language's official website show more than 40 million projects shared by over 40 million users, and almost 40 million monthly website visits."
Can I get a discount on Cubroid?
Great question, and the answer is YES! If you buy five or more kits, we have a discount set up for your convenience, our pleasure! Click here and select 5 kits to see the savings!
Is Cubroid available in Canada in a brick and mortar store?
At this moment no, however we are working hard with well known retail chains to help make that happen. If you would like Cubroid in your Canadian retail store, please contact us directly.
Will robots take my job?
Well, to answer that it really depends on how old you are... Just kidding. Look at it critically, if a trend towards that happened how long do you think it would take to roll out? Yeah, we answered a question with a question... We think your job is safe. We promote STEM in Schools just to make sure we can say the same for our students.