Botley 2.0 Coding Robot Review: Screen-Free Coding | MacSources

The Botley 2.0 STEM coding robot encourages creative thinking through a programable remote. Rated for kids ages 5+.

If your family is anything like mine, we struggle with limiting screen time. With children aged 11, 8, 5, 19mo, there are days that we have to try to reanimate our iPad Zombies. Luckily, new pieces of tech come along that make this process a little easier. The Botley 2.0 Coding Robot arrived in an 8 inches long by 6 inches wide by 6 inches tall retail package. I found my eyes drawn to the large cute blue robot on the cover, but my wife immediately noticed the green semicircle along the bottom right with “100% screen-free” emblazoned onto the cover. We loved the blue-colored Botley 2.0 rolling robot and his orange/silver eyes. They did a good job with the blue on blue color scheme by adding a rim of white surrounding the robot. Along the top left of the panel you will see the Learning Resources logo and along the top right you will see a STEM logo and a logo for ages 5+. The top panel provided essentially the same material as the cover panel but provided additional screen-free information. The left and right side panels provided the same header information but added additional images and text to add to the experience. The product is ready to use out of the box and should have children playing/coding within minutes. I really appreciated the right side panel and the “about us” section.

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