The Robots are Back

Use the links below to borrow a Bee-Bot, Ozobot or Sphero from your local Library these holidays.
Robot kits include instructions, challenges and details of how to join online workshops (optional).
Borrowers are responsible for covering costs of loss and/or damage. The total cost of each kit is clearly labeled on the item.

Bookings open: Tuesday 15 September 2020
Collect from: Monday 21 September 2020

ipswich
s'field
plains
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rosewood
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Bee-Bot

Cute bee-like floor robot, programmed using coloured buttons on its back. This fun, screen-free robot is ideal for teaching directional language and sequential coding to children.

Bee-Bot

This kit includes:

  • 1 Bee-Bot
  • 1 charging cable
  • Instructions, challenges and details about online workshops (optional)

 

BEE-BOT MANUFACTURER WARNINGS:

  • Choking hazard – contains small parts. Not suitable for use by children under 3 years.
  • Adult supervision required at all times. For ages 5 and over.
  • Check robot and plug for damage before use and do not use if damaged.
  • Do not use near liquids or wet surfaces.
  • Tripping hazard.
  • Motor burnout and overheating. Do not push the robot to move it when on or off. Use control buttons to move the robot’s wheels.
  • Battery hazard – Contains lithium polymer battery. Check that battery security screw is fastened before use. Do not open battery compartment.
  • Do not overcharge. Never charge robot unattended. Discontinue use if overheating occurs immediately. Maximum charging time is 2 hours.
ipswich
s'field
plains
plaza
rosewood
online
Ozobot

Ozobots follow hand drawn lines and respond with colour based sensors. This mini, tabletop robot is perfect for introducing children to computer science and programming.

Ozobot

This kit includes:

  • 1 Ozobot Evo
  • 1 USB charging cord
  • 4 coloured felt tip pens
  • Instructions, challenges and details about online workshops (optional)

 

OZOBOT MANUFACTURER WARNINGS:

  • Adult supervision required at all times. For ages 8 and over.
  • Choking hazard – contains small parts. Not for use by children under 3 years.
  • Do not use near liquids or wet surfaces.
  • Photo-sensitivity warning: Ozobot robot and Ozobot apps use flickering and flashing lights.
  • Motor burnout and overheating. Do not push the robot to move it when on or off. Use code to move the robot’s wheels.
  • Never charge the robot unattended. Maximum charging time is 40 minutes.
ipswich
s'field
plains
plaza
rosewood
online
Sphero

An internal gyroscope assists this smart, spherical robot roll in a controlled direction. Programmed using Apps, this floor robot will help children learn the basics of coding.

Sphero

This kit includes:

  • 1 Sphero SPRK+
  • 1 Charging Base
  • 1 USB Charging Cord
  • Instructions, challenges and details of how to join the online workshops (optional)

Not included: Smartphone or tablet. Borrower required to provide access to their own device.

 

SPHERO MANUFACTURER WARNINGS:

  • Adult supervision required at all times. For ages 8 and over.
  • Tripping hazard.
  • Do not attempt to remove the Sphero shell. Sphero SPRK+ has small parts inside its shell, which may present a choking hazard to small children and pets.
  • Photo-sensitivity warning: Sphero SPRK+ robot and Sphero Apps use flickering and flashing lights.
  • Never abuse, throw, drop, puncture, violently kick, or step on Sphero SPRK+. This can damage the robot and compromise its safe operation.
  • Motor burnout and overheating. Never charge the device immediately after use while it is still hot. Let it cool down to room temperature. Never charge the robot unattended. Maximum charging time is 3 hours.

 

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