Getting started with mBot

A practical introduction to STEM education and robotics with the mBot, the world's friendliest robot kit!

Whether you're a STEM novice or pro, this book will provide you with the confidence to effectively teach with the mBot.

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Getting Started with mBot Book
Getting Started with mBot Book


The mBot Book comes as two files, a Student's workbook with questions and a Teacher's guide (with the answers).

Included in Getting Started with mBot

The Getting Started with mBot Book has a ton of knowledge and tips.

The six most important tips you’ll learn

  1. Getting to know your mBot including the mBot Parts: including assembly of the DC Motors, Line Follower, Range Finder. Assembly of the mCore and Bluetooth Module and wiring up the robot.
  2. The programming options for your mBot including: mBlockly, MakeBlock and mBlock apps.
  3. Getting started with the mBlock app. Programming installing mBlock on your computers, learning about Scratch and creating your first program. Controlling motors.
  4. Computer constructs such as loops, decisions and sensors: including the distance / proximity sensor, if and if...else control structures.
  5. Create a line follower program that uses the line sensor, motors and custom visual programming blocks.
  6. Other important tips and tricks, including restoring the firmware and default programs.

Sample Pages

  • Page 18. Clear assembly instructions.
  • Page 15. Questions in the student workbook.
  • Page 24. Make sure you've understood it all with end of Chapter Checklists.
  • Page 172. Learn how to control your mBot with visual programming.
  • Page 186. Learn how to make your mBot follow a line.
  • Page 128. Avoid mistakes with clear warnings and awesome tips and tricks.


Using this book you can give your class or child a practical introduction to STEM education and robotics with the mBot, the world's friendliest robot kit!

About The Author

Dr Peter Dalmaris
Author and Maker

Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.

As a Chief Tech Explorer at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.

A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining complex concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style of teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.

His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations.

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