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mBot STEM Classroom Kit by Makeblock®

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With the mBot STEM Classroom Kit, a complete robotics kit, students can create anything—from a simple mBot to a complex robotics system. The mBot STEM Classroom Kit is sold exclusively by Vernier and is available to schools in the United States only.


The mBot STEM Classroom Kit contains all the parts needed to construct a base mBot robot or to expand into other projects with the included Perception Gizmos and Variety Gizmos Add-On Packs. Students can easily program their robots with Scratch-based programming—prior coding experience is not required.

Easily incorporate the mBot STEM Classroom Kit into your lesson plans with the Coding with mBot: Life Hacks activities module.

Vernier Exclusive: STEM Activities Module

Coding with mBot: Life Hacks

Coding with mBot: Life Hacks (Electronic Download)

Included with your purchase of mBot STEM Classroom Kit is our comprehensive STEM activities module, Coding with mBot: Life Hacks. With our Coding with mBot: Life Hacks activities, you and your students will successfully learn to program mBot to solve a number of practical problems using robotics and coding. As students progress through the activities, they build upon their basic coding and troubleshooting skills. This activity module download is based on the free mBlock 5 software for computers and Chromebooks.

7 Life Hacks Included

  1. Personal Weather Assistant
  2. Classroom Noise Monitor
  3. Color Mixer
  4. Automation Technology
  5. Art Enhanced with Tech
  6. Prosthetic Hand
  7. Tracking Endangered Species

Preview Activity

Preview the “Personal Weather Assistant” activity. The preview include student instructions, instructor information guide, sample program code, and more.

Personal Weather Assistant

mBlock Software

mBlock programming software enables beginners to simply drag-and-drop command blocks to program their mBot without a need for coding experience.

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Vernier Software & Technology won the Tech & Learning TCEA 2019 Best of Show Award for the Coding with mBot: Life Hacks downloadable activity module. The award, which was chosen by a panel of tech-savvy educators during the TCEA Convention & Exposition, recognizes exemplary products and services that show the greatest promise in today’s classrooms.

“Congratulations to all of our winners,” says Content Director Christine Weiser. “Each of our winning products were evaluated by some of the country’s most innovative educators. Being selected as a winner is a true stamp of approval that these products are making an impact in the way schools teach and learn.”

TCEA 2019 Best in Show Award logo

What’s Included

  • Blue mBot robot (includes mCore microcontroller)
    • Ultrasonic sensor
    • Me line-follower sensor
    • IR receiver
    • Light sensor
    • Buzzer
    • IR transmitter
    • Right and left drive motors
    • 2 – RGB LED
    • Button
  • Variety Gizmos Add-On Pack
    • RJ25 Adapter Module
    • RGB LED Module
    • Seven-segment serial display
    • Servo pack
    • 1 Micro Switches (touch sensor)
  • Perception Gizmos Add-On Pack
    • Temperature and humidity sensor
    • Potentiometer
    • Sound sensor
    • Motor pack (fan)
    • LED Matrix (8 x 16)
  • IR remote controller
  • Line-following course
  • Coding with mBot: Life Hacks activities module

Note: Batteries are not included. Four AA batteries or the mBot 3.7 V LiPo Battery are required to power the mCore microcontroller.

Ordering Information

  • All prices are for U.S. educators.
  • Vernier is permitted to sell mBot only in the U.S.
  • mBot purchase includes Vernier's Coding with mBot: Life Hacks activities module.
NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
mBot STEM Classroom KitMBOT-KIT$159.99
Optional Accessories
Makeblock Bluetooth® DongleMB-BLE$14.99
mBot 3.7 V LiPo BatteryMBOT-BAT$9.99


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