World's Newest, Smallest Programmable Robot a Hit with Kids, Tech Geeks & Educators

Ozobot Bit, launching today, is a powerful tiny robot that gamifies STEM and computer science learning through a collection of game based activities and digital apps.

Redondo Beach, CA July 15, 2015


Ozobot Bit is a powerful tiny robot that gamifies STEM and computer science learning through a collection of game based activities and digital apps. Its easy-to-understand color code language makes Ozobot the perfect choice for introducing young minds to concepts that are vital to their success in the 21st century.

Ozobot Bit - Age 8+ - $59.99 - Exclusively sold on
ozobot.com and amazon.com - Available July 15th, 2015

Ozobot Bit takes the award-winning Ozobot robot to a whole new level of programming by giving users the power to fully control movement and behavior using its custom block-based programming editor, OzoBlockly (http://www.ozoblockly.com).

Powered by Google's Blockly, OzoBlockly will feel very intuitive to the users of Scratch, Hopscotch, App Inventor, Tynker or Tickle App. Block-based programming is a virtual version of brick building toys. Assemble bricks of commands to build a program. This simplified visual programming language enables children to learn programming while learning how to think creatively, reason logically and work collaboratively.

OzoBlockly offers five modes from Novice with icon-based blocks to Master with loops, logic and other advanced programming concepts. Bit has something for everyone!

The editor also provides the ability to create, save and load programs and games and easily share them with classmates, friends and the community.

Cool Features

* Program loading using light communication. No need for cables or Bluetooth - you can load commands onto the robot through flashing lights!
* Built-in interactive reference guide, examples and challenges to get you started.
* JavaScript preview mode (coming soon). See any block-based program transform into JavaScript code.
* OzoBlockly works in most modern web browsers running on PCs, Mac OS X, Windows and Linux and iOS and Android tablets.

Building Confidence

Ozobot is an essential tool to break the "difficult/boring" stigma associated with learning computer science. Tiny and power-packed with innovative programming features, Ozobot empowers children to socially play and create, while learning valuable life skills.

Programming is not just for geeks, it's for everyone. When a child learns to write, it's not necessarily to become an author, it's to be able to communicate. Learning how to program is learning the language of today's tech world. It is an essential tool to build their confidence and prepare them to lead tomorrow's businesses whether in medicine, engineering, arts, farming or manufacturing.

Ozobot offers free STEM/STREAM lesson plans and workshops (http://www.ozobot.com), providing teachers and parents a cutting edge educational tool that helps kids learn while playing. Download the apps and build custom maps, challenge friends to games of luck & strategy, and then program Ozobot to dance or play your very own custom game!

Tiny and Power-Packed

Measuring slightly over an inch in diameter and height, Ozobot is one of the world's most compact smart robots of its kind.

Ozobot uses twin micro-motors and a friction drivetrain designed to deliver a remarkably quiet and precise movement. The sensor array on the bottom of the robot allows it to scan its environment. Ozobot Bit can see colors, follow lines and detect intersections. And it does it as flawlessly on shapes drawn with regular markers on a piece of paper as it does on the digital screen of your tablet.

As Ozobot Bit navigates its environment, plays games and reads codes, the LEDs on its main board always provide colorful feedback. Ozobot loves to keep you engaged by communicating back to you using messages with cryptic blinks.

Ozobot Bit's built-in LiPo battery is quickly rechargeable via a micro-USB port and delivers over an hour of continuous action on a single charge.

ABOUT EVOLLVE, INC.
Our journey began in the spring of 2012 with an idea of finding creative ways to engage young minds and prepare them to succeed in an evolving digital world. Technology is an essential component to daily living and is integrated in almost everything we use and consume. At its core is computer science, critical thinking and programming and we believe it is our responsibility to teach our kids to not just be users of technology but makers of it.

We also believe that the best way to learn is to have fun, so we set out to create Ozobot, a robotic gaming ecosystem that promotes social interaction, computational thinking and confidence building through competitive play and interactive games.

Since its launch, Ozobot has garnered over a dozen top industry awards such as 2015 KAPi Awards, CES 2015 Editors' Choice Awards, and the 2015 Brain Toy award.

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