Cubelets Battery Essentials 4-Pack

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855165004543
£143.94 £119.95

Create more with more power
Each Cubelets® robot construction needs a Battery block to function, with four additional Battery blocks in this expansion pack, you can invent four times the robots or have additional batteries reserved for back to back teaching. 

More about Cubelets
Cubelets® are the only toy that uses Tactile Coding to help builders of nearly any age explore robotics, coding, and more. Uniquely designed, they are little bundles of software inside little bundles of hardware. As you build a robot, you learn to build a program. It’s a fun and fascinating way to introduce big ideas through play.

Better thinking through play
The Cubelets Discovery Set is the perfect introduction to the world of Cubelets robot blocks. Open a box of little robots that will intrigue, fascinate, and inspire builders for hours on end. A unique blend of hardware and software, Cubelets make it easier than ever to explore robotics, coding, and other big ideas.  Cubelet activities and learning objectives are designed for each key stage from primary through secondary school.

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Cubelets Battery Essentials 4-Pack

Create more with more power. Each Cubelets® robot construction needs a Battery block to function. All the sets come with battery packs. With four more Battery blocks in this expansion pack, you can invent four times the robots or have additional batteries reserved for back to back teaching. 

More about Cubelets

Create
Little robots for building big imaginations.
Cubelets robot blocks make it easy for builders of nearly any age to imagine, craft, and invent countless robot constructions.

Make
Just like building blocks, only smarter.
Cubelets are little blocks of software inside little blocks of hardware. Each Cubelet has a special function, so how you assemble your robot changes its behavior. Every combination is a new creation.

Reinvent
Tactile coding; Cubelets make the principles of programming easy to learn and practice. Cubelets’ special combination of software and hardware means that as you build a robot you build a program. It’s hands-on coding!  Each Cubelet has a special function and belongs to one of three categories: SENSE Cubelets take in information from the robot’s environment. THINK Cubelets compute and change that information, and ACT Cubelets turn that information into a physical action.

Cubelets’ magnetic faces make them simple to snap together and pull apart. Connect at least one SENSE, THINK, and ACT Cubelet to create a robot construction.  Build loads of simple robot constructions with the Cubelets Discovery Set.  The yellow Brick Adapters connect to LEGO® and other brick building-block toys.

The Bluetooth® Hat pairs robot constructions with mobile devices. Simple, proximity-based pairing makes connecting easy. Cap your creations with the Bluetooth® Hat to add new abilities using the free Cubelets app.  The Cubelets app is your portal to the software blocks inside each Cubelet. Remote Control manipulates individual Cubelets to change the behavior of an entire robot construction.

In the classroom or in the living room, Cubelets foster vital skills, all while kids play with robots. Fascinating and fun, they nurture your child’s imagination, creativity, and inventive spirit. Cubelets are the building blocks of better thinkers.

Each robot construction needs a Battery Cubelet for power. The Battery Cubelet powers all attached blocks in your robot construction through the magnetic connecting faces. Just switch your Battery on and you’re ready to go!

The Cubelets Essentials Pack includes 4 Cubelets Batteries.

Each robot construction needs a Battery Cubelet for power. The Battery Cubelet powers all attached blocks in your robot construction through the magnetic connecting faces. Just switch your Battery on and you’re ready to go!

In this guide, we’ll go over:

  • Battery Cubelet LED’s
  • Charging the Battery Cubelet
  • Miscellaneous Tips
  • For general maintenance for all of your Cubelets, check out the Cubelets Knowledge Base articles.

Battery Cubelet LED’s (Power LED and Opposite LED)

Unlike other types of Cubelets, the Battery Cubelet has an LED on two of its faces. Switch Face LED – On the power switch face is an LED with an amber light and a green light. A solid green light will display when the battery has power and is turned on. A solid amber light will display when the battery is being charged with a micro-USB cable. As soon as the amber LED has turned off, then the battery cell is fully charged and can be unplugged from the charging cable.
Opposite Face LED – This LED is the same type you’ll find on other types of Cubelets. It will blink three consecutive times when first turned on if it is running its default code. The LED will blink four consecutive times when first turned on if the Battery Cubelet is running custom code. A custom code could be a ‘personality swap’ from the Cubelets app or a saved code that you composed in the Blockly app. The Cubelet can be reset using either app. After the initial sequence, the LED will then blink intermittently to show that it is passing and receiving data from other Cubelets.
Charging the Battery Cubelet

All Cubelet sets include a USB to micro-USB Charging Cable. A micro-USB port is located on the same side of the Battery Cubelet as the power switch and the amber/green LED. Battery Cubelets will arrive fully charged!

Depending on how many Cubelets the Battery block is powering, the Battery Cubelet will provide power for 4-6 hours. Once it is plugged in a Battery Cubelet will completely charge in about 90 minutes.

We also sell a 5-Port USB Charger (included in Education Packs) that can charge 5 Battery Cubelets, cell phones or devices at once.

Tips and Miscellaneous

The Battery Cubelet does not have removable battery cells. The classic Battery Cubelet, discontinued in 2014, has a sliding lid and uses 2 Tenergy CR123A 400mAh battery cells. 

You cannot pair the Cubelet to any device or computer using the micro-USB port, which is for charging only.

When charging the Battery Cubelet (or any other electronic device), it’s best not to leave the Cubelet connected for too long after the charge has completed, especially overnight. The amber LED will turn off once charging is complete.

Teacher Implementation Guide

Looking for some “Nuts n Bolts” support in using Cubelets? This Implementation Guide has useful Tips and Tricks for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators!  You’ll find classroom look-fors, a Cubelets skills progression, questions to ask students while they work, and some inspiration for how to group the Cubelets in your specific EduPack.

 

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