LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 are incredibly popular in schools around the world and give students the power to explore coding through real-life problem solving as they create and command their own robotic LEGO creatures, vehicles, machines and inventions. With Swift Playgrounds kids can code and interact with their creations’ motors and sensors.
Sphero SPRK+, a popular robotic ball, rolls, turns, accelerates and changes colours. Sensors provide feedback when Sphero hits an obstacle, and all of it can be controlled with Swift code.
Parrot’s Mambo, Airborne and Rolling Spider drones can take off, land, turn and perform aerial figures like flips, all under the control of code users create.
UBTECH’s Jimu Robot MeeBot Kit lets kids program their buildable robot to walk, wave and dance.
Dash by Wonder Workshop is an exciting, hands-on learning robot for students in grades K-5, designed to teach the fundamentals of coding, creative problem solving and computational thinking.
Skoog is a tactile cube that enables children of all abilities to have fun exploring, creating and playing music with Swift code.
Swift Playgrounds 1.5 with support for third-party devices will be available as a free download on the App Store beginning Tuesday, 6 June. Swift Playgrounds is compatible with all iPad Air and iPad Pro models and iPad mini 2 and later running iOS 10 or later.