RoboThoughts has designed and built their own robot and software combo to meet the needs of educators and parents and designated as STEMbotik. RoboThoughts have created their robots to suit any child capable of working with block coding to teenagers or even adults who wish to learn and use text coding.
As technology envelopes society, having a basic understanding of how code is written and works in our world is more important than ever. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be very difficult to understand code, especially with so many different languages used. There are hundreds of different educational coding tools using either text or block coding, but STEMbotik differs from these by providing the possibility to use both types at the same time.
As each block is created, the corresponding line of code is created in the code panel. This also works in the opposite direction. When a user types into the coding panel, the block panel will start building their code into blocks as well. This creates the best experience for anyone learning code, as you can still build programs with blocks, while being able to see how text coding is done. When text coding, there is also clear visual feedback for how your program is built and structured. Of course, you can use only block code or only text code when necessary.
All features come in a single application. There is no need to install multiple programs from different companies or websites. STEMbotik software also has its own inbuilt dictionary of functions used to program the robot, no need to have an extra guide or prior coding knowledge. The software has also been designed so children as young as 5 can understand and use STEMbotik