Root rt1 Coding Robot


Recognizing the need for digital literacy, the Root® rt1 coding robot uses tangible, hands-on experiences to teach coding and strengthen computational thinking skills. Its combination of over 30 features and sensors, ability to navigate magnetic whiteboards and long-lasting battery life provide a unique avenue for students to bring code to life and connect their classroom learning with the real world. Powered by iRobot® Coding, the Root® rt1 robot harnesses the versatility of auto-level conversion to translate code between 3 Learning Levels and advance alongside learners, no matter their skill-level.

Tech Specs

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Product Information

What's Included

2 Root® Coding Robots
1 Root® Coding Robot
2 Charging cables
1 Charging cable
2 Sets of vinyl cling stickers
1 Set of vinyl cling stickers
2 Reusable fold-out whiteboards
1 Reusable fold-out whiteboard
2 Microfiber cloths
1 Microfiber cloth
4 Dry erase markers
2 Dry erase markers

Tech Specs

13.4 cm x 14.9 cm x 4.5 cm | 5.28 in x 5.87 in x 1.77 in

.49 kg | 1.08 lb

Bluetooth® Low Energy—Pair your device with the iRobot® Coding platform using Bluetooth® technology to control the robot and watch code come alive.

2600 mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery

32x Color sensors
4x Capacitive touch zones
2x Front bumpers
2x Light-sensing eyes
2x Wheel encoders
1x Power button
1x 3D gyroscope
1x 3D accelerometer
1x IR cliff sensor
1x Battery level monitor

2x Drive motors
4x Large multicolor LEDs
1x Piezoelectric speaker
1x Marker lift & drop motor
1x Eraser lift & drop motor

External Connectors
1x Charging cable port
2x Charging contacts


What age(s) is the Root® coding robot designed for?
The Root® Coding Robot is designed for pre-readers as young as age 6. For any child under the age of 6, adult help is recommended.

What operating systems is the Root® coding robot compatible with?
The Root® Coding Robot is compatible with devices running most major, up-to-date operating systems, including Android, Chrome OS, Windows, iOS, and macOS. Users may access the iRobot® Coding platform at or through the iOS Root Coding app.

How do I connect my device with the Root® coding robot?
In order to connect to the Root® coding robot using the iRobot® Coding platform, your device requires Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and a supported browser such as Chrome or Edge. If using the Root Coding App, please ensure your device is running iOS 10 or higher.

Are there activities available for the Root® coding robot?
Yes! Please visit our learning library for hours of coding and STEM activities. Premium content modeled after educational standards is also available on a subscription-basis.

More questions?
Visit our support page!