“Our son can read because of your kits... He couldn't read and thought there was no point in it, but he discovered he had to learn to read to use the manual. It was hard going for a seven year old, but he's now 10 and in the top band for literacy, and he even tells the story of how Microbric ('robie' as it's called here) made him learn to read” – C. Nicoll
"Microbric really is a fantastic kit for young boys and girls to learn about model building, mechanical-electrical interfacing and software programming"
- S. Brauen, Scout Leader
Microbric has a range of versatile robot kits that don't require soldering. Each robot can be programmed from a computer to behave and respond to the outside world.
Microbric robots can be programmed to avoid obstacles, follow lines, communicate wirelessly between two robots, Sumo fight, draw lines, respond to different light conditions, play tunes, be remotely controlled and much more. See the range of Microbric robot kits below.
No soldering ♦ Programmable ♦ Ages 7 to 100 ♦ Educational
The Microbot robot kit is the latest programmable robot kit from Microbric. The Microbot is fully customisable with add on packs available. It can be programmed in basic and icon based flow charts. The kit comes with enough parts and modules to build the following robots:
► Bump sensor robot
► Line tracking robot/line following robot
► Line tracing robot (draws a line)
The Microbot also has onboard LED lights (x2), power switch and piezo (buzzer).
This robot is highly versatile and is perfect for the young (and older) roboteer or for use in the classroom as an engaging educational resource. Check out all the Microbot robot kit accessories.
No soldering ♦ Programmable ♦ Ages 10 to 100 ♦ Educational
The Viper robot kit is a versatile robot kit that is programmed in BASIC programming language. The Viper robot kit comes with a range of modules to customise the robot, such as LED modules, bump sensor modules, motor modules, a switch module, a button module, a buzzer module and an infrared receiver module to control the robot from the supplied remote control.
The kit comes with everything you need to get started in the world of robot building, and like all Microbric robot kits, you don't need a soldering iron!
The Ai2 robot kit was release in 2006 as a promotional collectable robot kit through ‘The Adelaide Advertiser’ newspaper. The Ai2 robot followed the very popular I-BOT robot kit that was released through 'The Advertiser newspaper' in 2005. Both robot kits were collected from newsagents using tokens printed each day of the promotion in the newspaper. The Ai2 robot promotion ran over three weeks with 21 different day packs to collect.
If you're missing a pack from the promotion or you've lost one of your Ai2 robot's parts you can order new parts for your Ai2 robot kit.
Unfortunately the Ai2 robot is no longer available as a complete kit.
The I-BOT robot kit was a revolutionary promotional robot kit released in 2005, by Microbric in conjunction with ‘The Adelaide Advertiser’ newspaper. Each day during the two week promotion tokens were printed in the newspaper. These tokens were used to redeem a sequence of fourteen I-BOT packs. Day by day, pack by pack, the I-BOT was constructed by thousands of people.
If you're missing a pack from the promotion or you've lost one of your I-BOT's parts you can order new parts for your I-BOT robot kit.
Unfortunately the I-BOT is no longer available as a complete kit, but it has been superseeded by the Microbot robot kit.