being MVP: Ozobot | The Tiny Smart Robot

Ozobot | The Tiny Smart Robot

Disclosure: My friend Billie received the following for review. All opinions are her own.

What an incredible, educational, and fun toy for kids (and adults)! I’m so glad to have received an Ozobot Starter Kit for my 8 year old son in red. The Ozobot comes with two helmets, a clear one and a red one. Although the clear one allows you to see the change of Ozobot’s color more clearly, the red helmet is much cuter.



My son has never taken a coding class. Never has shown interest and would always brush it off when I brought up the subject. But after just one play and learn session with the Ozobot Starter Kit, he has asked me to sign him up during the summer for a coding class.


With the Ozobot Starter Kit, children and adults learn to use color codes to control the movement of the Ozobot. You can color code to make it go fast, slow, u-turn, and spin around. The basic colors used are black, red, blue, and green on a white piece of paper. Markers are included with instructions on how to draw and not draw lines. For instance, Ozobot cannot read lines that are too thin and cannot make turns that are sharp or too narrow. The Ozobot also reads the color of your lines, so if you draw a long red, blue, then green connecting line, the Ozobot will change its light colors from red, to blue, then green. Its great to see your child’s face light up as Ozobot reads his or her codes and does what your child wishes.



Interactive play with Ozobot is so amazing. As a mom, it not only keeps my child quiet and focused, it also entertains him while being educational. I don’t think I could ask for more in a “toy”, if you can even call it that! I’m definitely recommending this to the mom’s in my son’s class. It would make for a great Christmas or birthday gift. Two thumbs up for this starter kit!


9 comments:

  1. This is awesome!! My hubby would love this for our son when he's older! My hubby loves to wire things and understand circuits and electronics!! I bet my son will be exactly the same when he grows up!

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  2. This is so different from some of the robotics I've seen.i love how the child enable the color codes for it to read.Great way for them to interact together.Thanks so much for your sharing your review of the Ozobot | The Tiny Smart Robot with us!!

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  3. This looks like a lot of fun. My grandson would love this.

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  4. Thank you for sharing. My grandson would like this.

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  5. Looks very cool and wonder how long kids will play with it

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  6. I think my cousins would really enjoy this. what a neat gift!

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  7. This is very cool. I had heard about these before, but didn't totally understand how to play with them. I love that it got your son excited about coding- I can totally see how it could make it fun!

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  8. That is so awesome that it encouraged your son to sign up for a coding class!

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  9. My son would just love tinkering with this!

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