Detect proximity! Add to any Cubelets kit to extend your robot. The Distance Cubelet detects how far it is from an object. It uses infrared light and is accurate between 10 and 80 cm. The sensor is directional, so it outputs the distance to the object in front of the sensor. At 10cm, the block will output values near 1, and toward 80cm it will output values near 0.
Anyone can build robots that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light and other objects, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior. Instead of programming that behavior, you snap the Cubelets together and watch the behavior emerge like with a flock of birds or a swarm of bees. Each Cubelet has a tiny computer inside of it and is a robot in its own right. When you put Cubelets together, you're actually making a robot out of several smaller robots. Each Cubelet communicates with its neighbors, so you know that if two blocks are next to each other, they're talking.
For ages 4 and up.
Cubelets are lead free. Please see FAQ for safety questions.
Cubelets are assembled in Boulder, CO from components made all over the world.