Ohbot robot

A project by: Rocket Fund

pledged of £500 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Tue 31 Dec 2019
A programmable robot head to stretch computational thinking


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Our school

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Where is your school based? Tell us a bit about you & your students.

What do we want?

We want Ohbot, a programmable robot head, so that we can learn to create robot systems that change the way the world works!

Ohbot has seven motors so it can look around, smile, frown and blink. And it speaks with different voices and can sense a little like we do, seeing faces and hearing sounds. 

Ohbot’s behaviour must be programmed. Using either Scratch block instructions on a Windows PC or in text using Python (Pi Mac or Windows) students develop programs to bring Ohbot to life; making it perform a poem, provide information about historic artefacts, poll children about school dinners, act in a play, be the class clock, teach or (beware the robot revolution!) replace your headteacher.

Ohbot is the winner of 2018 Education Resources Award for Primary Resource including ICT.

For more information, visit the Ohbot website here.

Who is this for?

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Ohbot is suitable for KS2 and KS3 students. We are planning to use it with our...

Why do we want it?

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We want to understand how digital devices work and how they can be programmed to control real world machines. Using Ohbot we can learn how a robot system works, exploring how a robot can be made to see, hear and sense; think using a program; and act using movement and sound.

We can script programs to make Ohbot take on real world tasks. Learning makes much more sense when it is in the context of making Ohbot perform your rhymes in front of the whole school for example! This makes our programming purposeful and meaningful.

Ohbot provides a context for developing computational thinking skills. These are the skills needed to write computer programs and include: decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithm development. 


Option 1 @ £500

This includes:

  • 2 Ohbots with Gloweyes
  • Medium site license for the Ohbot software

Option 2 @ £950

This includes:

  • 4 Ohbots with Gloweyes
  • Medium site license for the Ohbot software

Option 3 @ £1,400

This includes:

  • 6 Ohbots with Gloweyes
  • Medium site license for the Ohbot software

Option 4 @ £1,700

This includes:

  • 8 Ohbots with Gloweyes
  • Medium site license for the Ohbot software

Total = £500 / £950 / £1,400 / £1,700 (incl VAT & delivery)

[Teacher to complete. Please make sure to confirm the price with Ohbot before submitting your crowdfunding project. You can contact the supplier here: info@ohbot.co.uk]


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If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy... e.g. more Ohbots with Gloweyes.


[Teacher to complete: say whatever you want here to encourage people to donate and share!]

E.g. Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our students.

Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833