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Odd Bot Out – small #robot with a big personality

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Meet Odd Bot Out, a small robot with a big personality.[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1055″][blockquote cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]

Odd is not like the other robots. After failing a standardized test Odd ends up in the recycling bin. Help Odd escape the robot factory using building blocks, electricity, and physics!

Build a bridge to cross a (modest) abyss. Hot-wire and ride a rocket. Trick a carnivorous robot plant. And face 97 other puzzling challenges featuring:

  • Wheels, motors, circuits, and other building blocks
  • Cute robots stumbling around on artificial legs
  • Creative game play free of stress and violence

[/blockquote][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oddbotout.com%2F|title:odd%20bot%20out|target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”Computer Science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Cargo Bot

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Have you ever got excited about an app or a game and then all of a sudden you realize that it is an “educational game” and poof goes all the fun out of it. The same game which looked so much fun suddenly takes the form of a sly monster with ulterior motives.

If the game itslef still remains interesting after your discovery that it is an “educational game”, then it is your teacher’s, or mother’s not-so-subtle edging on that puts you off. Oh well! I am guilty of being such a mother myself sometimes.[/text_output][text_output]learn to program with cargo bot[/text_output][text_output]But there are some games/apps which are so interesting that you can quite overlook the fact that they are indeed “educational games /apps”. Cargo Bot is one of those games.

The goal of the game is to tell a robot arm how to move colored boxes around on a platform into different patterns. That’s it. You are only reminded of it being an “educational app” when you come across a few technical-sounding terms (like “program” and “loop”), but mostly you can forget that you are actually learning programming and just go about moving blocks around with a claw. Pretty amazing![/text_output][blockquote type=”center” cite=”http://www.fastcodesign.com” id=”” class=”” style=””]

 It’s designed to make programming seem not just doable, but fun: something you’d want to do just to enjoy yourself, not as a means to some other end (“This is how I’ll make the next In$tagram!”). Not even Codecademy manages that.

[/blockquote][text_output]And this app is FREE. But nothing is perfect in this world. Cargo Bot is only available on an IPad (it is infact the first app completely coded with only an IPad, but that is a story for a different day.) So again no IPhones and no Androids.

A note for my Muslim readers, The app does contain music but you can conveniently mute it.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fapp%2Fcargo-bot%2Fid519690804%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

LightBot

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]LightBot is an amazing and quite addictive programming / coding game. You have to use programmer-style logic to tell the bot (robot) how to light up all the blue tiles. You have to use Functions, conditionals, recursions and loops! An excellent way to sharpen your logic and getting ready for computer programming all the while having fun.[/text_output][text_output]learn coding with lightbot[/text_output][text_output]Logic and algorithm are two vital skills needed in computer programming no matter which programming language you are using and this game introduces both the skills in a very informal way. You can buy the full versions of the coding puzzles but you can also play some puzzles for free at the hour of code version in your browser or on your devices.

A note for my Muslim readers: There is music but it can conveniently be switched off by clicking the speaker icon in the game.[/text_output][text_output]learn coding with lightbot[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fza%2Fapp%2Flightbot-programming-puzzles%2Fid657638474%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Google Play Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-android” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fstore%2Fapps%2Fdetails%3Fid%3Dcom.lightbot.lightbot%26hl%3Den||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Amazon Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-right” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F1UwUOSr||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Word Central

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Word Central is a great site by Merriam Webster where words are power and language is fun. Kids can search for any word in the dictionary, thesaurus and even search for rhyming words. They can build their own dictionary or subscribe for daily buzz word.[/text_output][text_output]Play games with words at words central[/text_output][text_output]But the feature I (and my kids) liked the most was the games section. You can feed the Big-bot correct synonyms and antonyms, fly the Robo-bee through a garden of synonym, antonym, spelling and usage puzzles or drag, drop and click your way to success with Alpha-bot. No music and engaging graphics![/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wordcentral.com%2Fhome.html|title:Inklewriter|target:%20_blank” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]