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KUBO in the Classroom
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What do KUBO’s different coloured lights mean?
Each color corresponds to a different behavior: Blue: KUBO is powered on and waiting for commands Red: KUBO has detected an error, or its battery is low Green: KUBO is executing a command Purple: KUBO is memorizing a Function If you have the 1030 KUBO Coding Starter Set KUBO’s eyes also indicate battery level when you first place the robot’s head on the body: Green at start means KUBO is 100% charged Yellow at start means KUBO is max 60% and min 20% charged Red at start means KUB
How many TagTiles® are included in each set?
The number of TagTiles® included in the sets is shown on the storage solution so that students can count them back into the box at the end of their lesson. For the KUBO Coding Starter or Single Sets there are 46 tiles in total: 14x Go Forward, 6x Go Left and 6x Go Right movement TagTiles. 2x red and 2x blue Function and Play Function TagTiles. 2x Loop and 10x parameter TagTiles. For the KUBO Coding+ TagTile Set there are 36 tiles in total: 1x each Wait 2, 5 and 10 seconds TagTiles 1
What is the blank map for?
The blank map is a template for photocopying, which students and teachers can use to design their own activity maps and challenges. It is made of the same resilient material as the original Activity Map. You can also download and print a blank map from the website, under the KUBO Coding lesson plans here.
KUBO will not drive straight, what am I doing wrong?
There are a number of reasons why KUBO may not follow a route accurately: KUBO’s wheels are not precisely aligned to either side of the TagTiles® when memorizing or following a sequence. Nudge KUBO back on track. KUBO’s wheels have become misaligned. Check that the wheels have not been bent or objects lodged between the wheel and the body. The wheels are firmly attached to KUBO’s body, so they will not bend unless they have been mishandled. Check that the TagTiles and Activity Map are on a
Are there other activity maps to download or purchase?
We provide additional materials free of charge. There are illustrated activity maps to download under Lesson Plans 2 and 3 for KUBO Coding+. There is also an online KUBO Map Maker, where you can design, download and print your own activity maps, including task descriptions. You can also download maps created by other educators and shared on our website here.
KUBO will not execute commands. What am I doing wrong?
KUBO has a shortcut mechanism that kicks in when commands are incorrect. KUBO’s eyes turn red and the robot will turn and reverse away from the code. Check that you have placed the TagTiles® in the right order. Then take off the head and put it back on again to reset KUBO. If that does not work try charging KUBO for just a few seconds. Try also cleaning the contact points between the head and the body using a dry cloth. If KUBO is charged and continues not to respond, return it to your provider
How do I care for my KUBO resources?
You can use a damp cloth to clean the TagTiles® and the Activity Map (10502). Always use a dry cloth to clean KUBO. The TagTiles are very resilient, including being water resistant. However, we recommend that you keep tiles away from areas of water or sand in particular. We also recommend that you keep the tiles in the storage boxes supplied. You will need your packaging if you need to make a claim. The Activity Map included in the original tube is made of natural fibers and is very resilient