- What's Included
If you were a kid who loved building things out of Play-Doh®, Legos®, or Lego Technics® and still haven't lost that creative spark, then Modular Robotics' MOSS 3153566 Exofabulatronixx 5200 Advance Robot Builder Kit is what you need. Unlike the normal process of building a robot where you have to construct, wire,and write complex code for operation, the Exofabulatronixx does all that for you so you can just pick up the parts, put them together, and see your creation come to life. This advanced robot building kit is great for beginners who wish to learn more about robotic technology, or experts who just want to get back to the basics of what originally got them into building. The MOSS is purely made to push your imagination, designing skills, building techniques, and enjoyment with robots by eliminating the need for coding or electronics, bridging the gap between curiosity and creation.
MOSS brings your creations to life using a bunch of little cubes with round magnetically embedded corners. These cubes are color-coded connecting blocks that serve a unique function in how your robot will operate: the green blocks are the main power source (rechargeable LiPo battery via micro-USB cable), the red blocks are the data output controls, the brown blocks are the data input controls, and the blue blocks are pass-throughs for data. Essentially, these cubes can do almost anything for your robot from powering up, communicating, sensing, moving, controlling, and plus a bunch of other accessories like wheels, braces, and connectors for more ambitious endeavors. Although these cubes are autonomous based on how you assemble them, an included Double Brain block can be added to your robot so you can remotely control what your robot does via the MOSS Control app. This app is a two-way remote control app with eight sliders; one for each face on the Double Brain block. You can set some blocks to output to remotely control your robot, or set some to input and watch your robot's sensor values change in real time on your Bluetooth device.
But you're probably wondering how do you connect these blocks to make a functioning robot, right? Simple. Since the rounded corners are magnetic, MOSS made little steel ball magnets that fit into these corners which can create multiple connections for a greater variety and more kinetically dynamic robots depending on how many are used: one ball make a ball joint, two balls create a hinged connection, and three or four balls makes a solid connection. These steel ball magnets use a single button contact to transfer power and data, while the ground passes through the steel magnet spheres.
After assembling your robot, flip a power switch and watch your creation come to life! Remember, there really is no end to the different kinds of creations your mind can come up with, so go crazy, let your imagination run wild, and build masterfully.
MOSS Robotic Control App Download Links
MOSS Robotic Control Mobile Apps
1. MOSS Control: A two-way remote control app. It has eight sliders; one for each face on the Bluetooth MOSS module. Set some to output and remote control your robot! Set some to input and watch your robot's sensor values change in real time on your mobile device.
2. MOSS Sketch: Lets your robot draw! Select a couple of you r MOSS robot's sensors to control the drawing cursor on your mobile device, and watch your robot draw in interesting new ways. You could replicate an Etch-a-Sketch®.
3. MOSS Log: Lets your robot draw! Select a couple of your MOSS robot's sensors to control the drawing cursor on your mobile device, and watch your robot draw in interesting new ways. You could replicate an Etch-a-Sketch®.
4. MOSS Dashboard: The dashboard contains a bunch of mobile control screens that you can use to control your robot. Drag and drop controls for MOSS and build custom dashboards for your creations. Creative intuitive custom robot dashboards by choosing which input controls and sensor displays best fit your robot! Built a 2WD diff drive robot? Try a joystick. Built a robot with a rack and pinion steering? Try a steering wheel or use your mobile device's tilt sensor.
MOSS Robotic Control App Slider Controls
1. Slider 1-8 connects to the matching numbered MOSS brain face.
2. Tap an octagon to switch the face between red (output) and brown (input) mode.
3. Press and hold and octagon to hide a slider on the control screen.
4. Move a red slider to control a connected motor, light, or any other action block. A brown slider displays the current value of a knob, proximity, or other sense block.
5. Tap a target to add a return point for a red output slider upon release.
6. Drag a limit triangle to set the minimum or maximum value for a red output slider.
Specifications Manufacturer MOSS Manufacturer Product No. 3153566 UPC 855165004215
- 140x - Carbon Steel Spheres
- 1x - Rechargeable Extended LiPo battery
- 1x - Micro-USB Cable
- 2x - Flashlights
- 2x - Pivots
- 2x - Motors
- 1x - Microphone Sensor
- 2x - Brightness Sensors
- 2x - Distance Sensors
- 2x - Knobs
- 2x - Axles
- 4x - Wheels
- 8x - Hubs
- 2x - Long Flexies
- 2x - Short Flexies
- 8x - Corners
- 3x - Long Braces
- 3x - Short Braces
- 4x - Arch Braces
- 4x - Corner Braces