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mBot™ Explorer and Activities Module

mBot™ Explorer and Activities Module

mBot™ Explorer and Activities Module

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Expand the possibilities of coding in your classroom with mBot Explorer. This blue mBot includes an Me LED Matrix 8 × 16 that students program to display numbers, letters, or symbols.


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Introduce your students to the coding skills they need to compete in our increasingly digital world. With mBot Explorer, a programmable STEM robot kit, students learn entry-level coding that extends beyond the screen and allows them to interact with the physical world.

mBot Explorer expands the position of the base mBot kit with the addition of a Me LED Matrix 8 x 16, which students will use to create things like expressions or animations.

Using mBlock software, based on Scratch, students can easily program their mBot with drag and drop command blocks—prior coding experience is not required.

Each mBot features the following

  • Easy assembly, no soldering: mBot assembles in 10–15 minutes and has color-labeled RJ25 ports for convenient wiring.
  • Drag-and-drop graphical programming: mBlock app (iOS/Android) and software (Windows/macOS/Chrome) are based on the popular Scratch software and provide a quick way to learn to code. As students advance, they can program mBot using the Arduino® IDE.
  • Programmed for fun: mBot comes programmed with three preset control modes: obstacle-avoidance, line-following, and manual control to make implementing projects even easier.
  • Wirelessly connected: mBot uses Bluetooth® wireless technology to automatically connect to mobile devices.
  • Endless creations: mBot is compatible with the vast catalog of Makeblock platform components and most LEGO® pieces, so students are limited only by their imaginations.

What's Included

  • mBot
  • Me LED Matrix 8 x 16
  • STEM Activities Module: Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles
  • mBlock Software (free download)
  • IR remote

Note: Batteries are not included. 4 AA batteries or a 3.7 V rechargeable battery pack is required for mBot Explorer. A CR2025 coin battery is needed for the remote.



mBlock programming software enables beginners to simply drag and drop command blocks to program mBot without a need for coding experience. mBlock also allows students to write programs for mBot, Arduino® boards, and other hardware.

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Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles Activities Module by Vernier

Included with your purchase of mBot is our comprehensive STEM activities module, Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles. As students progress throughout the activities, they will learn basic coding skills while successfully programming mBot to mimic many self-driving car actions. Each activity is aligned to CSTA K–12 Computer Science Standards and includes in-depth, easy to understand student and instructor notes.

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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.