Programming Pals

Dash and Dot are robots that bring computer logic into the real world and elevate coding from interesting to inspirational. Coding is now cool. Schools know that programming promotes logical and creative thinking. The folks over at Wonder Workshop recognize that power, but have gone a step further by adding hands-on interaction to the mix. Dash and Dot are adorable robots with impressive capabilities. They can move, turn, flash lights, respond to a voice, make sounds, react to each other, and more. Program them to move through a maze or dance to a song. The possibilities are endless, especially with the available Xylophone or Building Brick accessories. Kids as young as 5 can program Dash and Dot using the free Path and Go apps. (Don’t worry, Dash and Dot are designed to be durable). For older kids (8-12), the Blockly app offers more complex challenges and capabilities. There’s even an open API for programming in Java and Objective-C. Give coding a fun new life with Wonder Workshop. When kids interact with Dash & Dot, it’s a foundation for skills they’ll certainly use again and again.

Wonder Workshop

Dash & Dot Programmable Robots

Programming Pals

Dash and Dot are robots that bring computer logic into the real world and elevate coding from interesting to inspirational. Coding is now cool. Schools know that programming promotes logical and creative thinking. The folks over at Wonder Workshop recognize that power, but have gone a step further by adding hands-on interaction to the mix. Dash and Dot are adorable robots with impressive capabilities. They can move, turn, flash lights, respond to a voice, make sounds, react to each other, and more. Program them to move through a maze or dance to a song. The possibilities are endless, especially with the available Xylophone or Building Brick accessories. Kids as young as 5 can program Dash and Dot using the free Path and Go apps. (Don’t worry, Dash and Dot are designed to be durable). For older kids (8-12), the Blockly app offers more complex challenges and capabilities. There’s even an open API for programming in Java and Objective-C. Give coding a fun new life with Wonder Workshop. When kids interact with Dash & Dot, it’s a foundation for skills they’ll certainly use again and again.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Dash & Dot from The Wonder Workshop to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:36 AM

    Dash and Dot give kids a limitless outlet for creativity. When you were developing this product, what pieces of its functionality did you consider vital?

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 11:38 AM

    When designing the product, engagement was our number one priority. Everything from the looks, to the apps, to the personalities are designed to be kid-friendly and appealing!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:36 AM

    Why is this something people should be buying for kids in their life? Or you know, a 24-year-old should buy for himself?

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 11:39 AM

    Our oldest customer is 76 and teaching himself how to code! Our recommended ages are 5 to infinity! Coding is present everywhere in today’s world, so it is important for kids to begin learning these concepts early, just like reading or math.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:37 AM

    Where do you see Dash and Dot making an impact in educating and in what way?

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 11:39 AM

    Dash & Dot are in about 300 schools across the world currently and we’ve found that kids really engage with the product. They refer to them as their friends and teacher use robot time as a reward! Kids are learning across different subjects with Dash & Dot—we have curriculum support math, science, and English language arts.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:42 AM

    These robots are so cool. The coding and STEM skills you build with them make them even cooler. I do wonder though, are you worried about what part they may play in the robot apocalypse? Specifically Dot because you just can throw him around as a piece of the code, I feel like he will get mad eventually and rise up. What are your thoughts? :)

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 11:44 AM

    Dash & Dot know they are friends to all humans—especially those of the younger variety! :) They give kids the skills to help prevent the robots taking over, since kids will learn how to control robots! While Dot can be thrown, it does not move on its own—no major threat there!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:45 AM

    That is incredibly comforting, Eleanor, thank you so much!

  • Katrin
    Katrin
    8/3/2015 1:14 PM

    I have a 1st generation ipad, will it work?

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 1:15 PM

    @Katrin iPad 1 and iPad 2 will not work with Dash & Dot as the Bluetooth version is incompatible with Dash & Dot. The robots use Bluetooth 4.0/LE.

    We work with all iPad minis, iPad airs, and iPad 3

    Thanks!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Wonder Workshop

Dash & Dot Programmable Robots

Programming Pals

Dash and Dot are robots that bring computer logic into the real world and elevate coding from interesting to inspirational.

Coding is now cool. Schools know that programming promotes logical and creative thinking. The folks over at Wonder Workshop recognize that power, but have gone a step further by adding hands-on interaction to the mix.

Dash and Dot are adorable robots with impressive capabilities. They can move, turn, flash lights, respond to a voice, make sounds, react to each other, and more. Program them to
move through a maze or dance to a song. The possibilities are endless, especially with the available Xylophone or Building Brick accessories.

Kids as young as 5 can program Dash and Dot using the free Path and Go apps. (Don’t worry, Dash and Dot are designed to be durable). For older kids (8-12), the Blockly app offers more complex challenges and capabilities. There’s even an open API for programming in Java and Objective-C.

Give coding a fun new life with Wonder Workshop. When kids interact with Dash & Dot, it’s a foundation for skills they’ll certainly use again and again.
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Wonder Workshop - Dash & Dot Programmable Robots

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Dash & Dot from The Wonder Workshop to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:36 AM

    Dash and Dot give kids a limitless outlet for creativity. When you were developing this product, what pieces of its functionality did you consider vital?

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 11:38 AM

    When designing the product, engagement was our number one priority. Everything from the looks, to the apps, to the personalities are designed to be kid-friendly and appealing!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:36 AM

    Why is this something people should be buying for kids in their life? Or you know, a 24-year-old should buy for himself?

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 11:39 AM

    Our oldest customer is 76 and teaching himself how to code! Our recommended ages are 5 to infinity! Coding is present everywhere in today’s world, so it is important for kids to begin learning these concepts early, just like reading or math.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:37 AM

    Where do you see Dash and Dot making an impact in educating and in what way?

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 11:39 AM

    Dash & Dot are in about 300 schools across the world currently and we’ve found that kids really engage with the product. They refer to them as their friends and teacher use robot time as a reward! Kids are learning across different subjects with Dash & Dot—we have curriculum support math, science, and English language arts.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:42 AM

    These robots are so cool. The coding and STEM skills you build with them make them even cooler. I do wonder though, are you worried about what part they may play in the robot apocalypse? Specifically Dot because you just can throw him around as a piece of the code, I feel like he will get mad eventually and rise up. What are your thoughts? :)

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 11:44 AM

    Dash & Dot know they are friends to all humans—especially those of the younger variety! :) They give kids the skills to help prevent the robots taking over, since kids will learn how to control robots! While Dot can be thrown, it does not move on its own—no major threat there!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/3/2015 11:45 AM

    That is incredibly comforting, Eleanor, thank you so much!

  • Katrin
    Katrin
    8/3/2015 1:14 PM

    I have a 1st generation ipad, will it work?

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor – Special Guest
    8/3/2015 1:15 PM

    @Katrin iPad 1 and iPad 2 will not work with Dash & Dot as the Bluetooth version is incompatible with Dash & Dot. The robots use Bluetooth 4.0/LE.

    We work with all iPad minis, iPad airs, and iPad 3

    Thanks!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.