One of my abiding memories of what would eventually be called Computer Science when I was at school — although it wasn’t called that at the time as Computer Science hadn’t been invented back then, at least not for kids — was programming the Valiant Turtle robot to draw pictures on huge sheets of newsprint using the Logo programming language.
The Mirobot, the brain child of Ben Pirt — the ex-CTO of Xively (née Cosm) — brings those memories flooding back. It’s an Arduino based Wi-Fi robot kit designed to help children learn about technology and programming.
I talked to Ben about the Mirobot, what it can do, and why he’s building it.
The Mirobot Kickstarter project has already reached its funding goal, but if you’re interesting in picking up a Mirobot of your own, it still has 27 days to run so you can still back this little robot on Kickstarter.