Do anyone know more about Makeblock mBot? One of our favourite kids' programmable robots has had an update, mBot v1.1 from MakeBlock has some new features and also some removed ones. The expected release date for mBot v1.1 is 27th May 2016.We can also know more about mBot v1.1 from Makeblock official website.
The basics are still the same: easy to assemble, support for Scratch and Arduino, Bluetooth and RF versions, packed with sensors and outputs and easily extensible with some very cool add-ons.
The key differences between the two versions are:
mBot 1.1 adds a protective case which also disperses the light created by the very bright onboard LEDs.
The steel ball-bearing wheel has been replaced with a mini nylon castor for better movement. The nylon castor is also quieter on a hard floor.
mBot v1.1 is no longer available in pink.
mBot v1.1 does not include the IR remote, it now has to be bought separately.
The mBot v1.1 makes some nice improvements but loses the IR remote. You might find that you can get an older mBot cheaply now. If that's the case then the original mBot is still a great buy - you can easily find a way to disperse the light from the LEDs and you also get the IR remote included. If you want to purchase, you can go to Makeblock official website or amazon.