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RS Components introduces the MekaMon robot

Distributor, RS Components (RS), has announced availability of the MekaMon Berserker v2 robot, developed by Reach Robotics.

MekaMon is the world’s first gaming robot, but is also intended for robotics engineers and hobbyists, and for a wide range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students from those still in the early stages of school, up to those studying engineering at university.

The MekaMon robot is a fully programmable four-legged unit that offers lifelike movement with three degrees of freedom per leg and impressive levels of flexibility. The robot was specially developed to work alongside he ReachEdu app, which enables students and others to connect to it their Apple or Android based device and helps them learn how to code.

Using visual programming suites, such as MekaDraw, MekaMotion and MekaCode, the ReachEdu app provides users with a comprehensive introduction to coding without the need for any prior specialist knowledge and enables them to create their own programs for the robot.

At introductory levels, there are built-in guided-learning missions, with the eventual aim of transitioning the learning experience from simple block-based programming to writing code and enabling them to access a range of input and output commands and take full advantage of MekaMon’s suite of sensors and fluidic movements.

The MekaMon Berserker v2 robot offers Bluetooth LE connectivity, 1.5 hours of play for each 60-minute battery charge, and full modularity for easy storage. It is shipping now from RS in the EMEA region.

Author
Neil Tyler

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