Cytron Introduces New Robot For Kids To Learn Robotics And Coding
Local-based company Cytron (based in Penang) has launched their latest rero:micro robot and kickstarted their campaign to bring robotics and coding to the general public. The effort is a joint collaboration between the company and MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation) in support of #mydigitalmaker movement.
Previously they’ve conducted training for over 500 teachers and additionally provided the teachers with modules and resources so that they can teach their students. This year, they are aiming to reach out and impact more schools in the country.
With the new rero:micro robot, they are hoping to recruit more international teams to compete at their annual robotics and coding championship, RAC 19, which will be held at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre from the 1st to 3rd of November 2019.
The rero:micro robot is a child-friendly kit that’s designed to encourage young children to learn coding in a fun and easy manner. It comes with a game track as well as a 10-lesson booklet with step-by-step guide, fun facts and coding challenges.
For schools that are interested in joining the training workshop and competition, you can visit the link right here.
Pokdepinion: Start them young, I would say. It’d be interesting to see how much attention it will garner.