The iRobot® Root® coding robot is a fun and easy-to-use educational robot that teaches coding, creativity and problem-solving skills to coders of any age level. Problem solving is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Compatible only with iPad and iPhone running iOS 10 or later. Android compatibility coming early 2020.
Recommended for ages 4+.
The Goddard School Intro Pack Includes everything a Goddard School school needs to get started with Root, including 2 Root robots, a downloadable Level 1 Curriculum Guide and 1 year subscription to Root Academy for up to 6 devices.
The Level 1 Curriculum Guide contains 30 lessons and 22 projects that are printable and designed to be used as cards or handouts.
A Goddard School Intro Pack comes with:
A little robot with a lot of possibilities. Root helps you learn, play and explore using your imagination. The only coding companion that grows with you from pre-readers through high school. Coders of any age or skill level can use Root as their creative tool in defying gravity and climbing walls, or moving about on smooth surfaces to draw artwork, play music, respond to touch and color or use many of its other unique qualities.
Root's app features integrated help to guide you through three levels of coding interfaces designed to grow with you as your skills and knowledge improve, beginning with simple sequences and patterns and working up to advanced programming languages like Swift. Get the Root Coding app from the Apple App Store, it comes with a one month trial of Root Academy, that features exclusive learning content, lessons and projects to put your skills to the test, a built in simulator and so much more!
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13.4 x 14.9 x 4.5 cm
2600 mAh Li-Ion Rechargeable — around a week of play per charge (~3 h continuous driving)
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Bluetooth Low Energy (30+ m range)
32 Color sensors
4 Capacitive touch zones
2 Front bumpers
2 Light-sensing eyes
2 Wheel encoders
1 Nose/Power button
1 3D Gyroscope
1 3D Accelerometer
1 IR cliff sensor
1 Magnetic surface sensor
1 Battery level monitor
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2 Drive motors
18 Multicolor LEDs
1 Piezo speaker
1 Marker lift & drop
1 Eraser lift & drop
USB Type-C port for charging & accessories (cable included)
Root Coding app
Robot updates over Bluetooth connection
Root is currently compatible with iPhone and iPad only running iOS 10 or later
iPad (4th generation) or later
iPad Air (all models)
iPad Pro (all models — 9.7, 10.5, or 12.9 in)
iPhone 5 or later
iPod touch (6th generation)
A freestyle coding interface that grows with you from graphical blocks to full text coding.
Access a world of creativity and go on a journey with new learning content every month.