Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) will unveil its new Mimio MyBot educational robotic system bundle at the 2019 ISTE Conference & Expo in Philadelphia. Consisting of packs of 10 or 20 MyBot robotic kits and the Mimio MicroCloud server, the system bundle establishes a local wireless classroom community that facilitates the development of core skills in programming, engineering and robotics. Visitors to the company’s booth (#2622) will be able to see live demos of the bundle, which is scheduled to start shipping in July.
“Bundling the Mimio MyBots with the Mimio MicroCloud allows teachers and students to create a flexible and expandable wireless STEM robotics community,” said Stephen Barker, Boxlight VP of STEM Education. “Students connect to that wireless community by selecting a Mimio MyBot. Mimio MicroCloud will then automatically sync programs and files between the student’s account and the robot. This provides students immediate, on-device access to the curriculum, reference guides, videos, tutorials, lessons and other educational material we have developed for them.” The Mimio MicroCloud can also integrate with existing network infrastructures including LDAP and Active Directory environments, enabling single sign-on access.
The Mimio MyBot system kits contain the components needed to build a robot — a Wi-Fi-enabled Fusion™ robotic controller with a Raspberry Pi 3 processing core, rechargeable battery, battery charger, motors, sensors, metal building components, tools, and fasteners. This extensive set of building components can be used to create mobile and stationary mechanical systems that explore engineering principles from simple machines to advanced mechanisms. Built from rugged, aerospace-grade materials, the system is made to survive the rigors of classroom use. Educators can also expand the kits’ capacities for advanced students and so create more sophisticated robotic structures by adding building components, sensors, servos, joysticks and cameras.
The MyBot removes common obstacles to STEM education such as the requirement for network infrastructure changes or expensive workstations. There is no software to install and no cable connections to the robot. All the software, programming languages and documentation are built into the Fusion controller, so students just need is a browser in order to start learning. An intuitive and easy-to-use interface allows students to start in a simple drag-and-drop environment and grow into a powerful coding environment as their skills develop.
“We designed the MyBot system to not only give students the freedom and flexibility to build, code and test new and unique models but to also ignite a passion for STEM, particularly robotics, engineering and coding,” said Barker. “To achieve those purposes, this system allows for the construction of nearly anything a student can imagine.”
About Boxlight Corporation: Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”) is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite including software, classroom technologies, professional development and support services. For more information about the Boxlight story, visit http://www.boxlight.com.
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