4 years & up. Program your Root robot to be responsive to touch, light, color and sound. You can code your Root to draw, erase, climb whiteboards, play music and more. This robot has 3 levels of play from beginner to advanced to offer many years of coding fun. Includes: Root robot, charging cable, 2 dry erase markers, dry erase cloth, set of vinyl cling stickers, fold out whiteboard, and App (compatible with iOS). Measures 5.2" x 5.8" x 1.7".
What Root Can Do
Makes a mark. Root draws by lifting and dropping any marker or pen. Just add code and Root brings your creativity to life.
All the feels. Root sees light, hears sound, senses drop-offs, feels a bump, and detects your touch.
Expresses itself. Through drawing, music, and movement, Root brings coding into the physical world, so it isn't just a concept, it's a reality.
The Root Coding App
Learn-to-code. Through guided lessons and projects, children and adults alike can learn the fundamentals of coding and explore more advanced concepts as their skill increases.
Games & Challenges. Built-in games, art projects, and logic challenges pack hours of fun for any interest.
Intuitive Coding Interface. Root is the only companion that grows with a child by seamlessly switching the coding interface from graphical blocks for non-readers to full text for advanced coders.
Level 1: Graphical Coding. Graphical blocks teach essential logic skills of coding. Children problem solve with Root with real code by drawing, playing music, and making games. Ideal for ages 4 and up.
Level 2: Block Coding. Level 2 gives children more control of the code with a more detailed interface. The hybrid drag and drop language builds computational fluency. Ideal for ages 7 and up.
Level 3: Full Text Coding. Advancing to Level 3 allows you to solve problems and learn the syntax and structure of professional coding languages in Swift. Ideal for ages 12 and up.
Battery: 2600 mAh Li-ion Rechargeable - around a week of play per charge (~3 h continuous driving)
Wireless: Bluetooth Low Energy (30+ m range)
- 32 Color Sensors
- 4 Capacitive Touch Zones
- 2 Front Bumpers
- 2 Light-Sensing Eyes
- 2 Wheel Encoders
- 1 Noise/Power Button
- 1 3D Gyroscope
- 1 3D Accelerometer
- 1 IR Cliff Sensor
- 1 Battery Level Monitor
- 2 Drive Motors
- 4 Large Multicolor LEDs
- 1 Piezo Speaker
- 1 Marker Lift & Drop
- 1 Eraser Lift & Drop
- USB Type-C Port for Charging ; Accessories (Cable Included)
- Charging Contacts
- Root Coding App
- Robot Updates over Bluetooth Connection
Root is currently compatible with iPhone and iPad only running iOS 10 or later
- iPad (4th Generation) or Later
- iPad Air (All Models)
- iPad Pro (All Models - 9.7, 10.5, or 12.9")
- iPhone 5 or later
- iPod Touch (6th Generation)