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Root is a fun and easy-to-use educational robot that teaches coding, creativity and problem-solving skills to kids from pre-readers through high school. Problem solving is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Compatible only with iPad and iPhone running iOS 10 or later

Root Includes:

  • 1 Root Robot (remote control via iPad & iPhone)
  • 1 Foldout whiteboard
  • 4 Vinyl cling sheets
  • 1 USB charging cable
  • 2 Dry erase markers
  • 1 Dry erase cloth
  • Root Coding app download (available on App Store)


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A little robot with a lot of possibilities. Root helps you learn, play and explore using your imagination. The only coding companion that grows with you from pre-readers through high school. Coders of any age or skill level can use Root as their creative tool in defying gravity and climbing walls, or moving about on smooth surfaces to draw artwork, play music, respond to touch and color or use many of its other unique qualities.

Root's app features integrated help to guide you through three levels of coding interfaces designed to grow with you as your skills and knowledge improve, beginning with simple sequences and patterns and working up to advanced programming languages like Swift. Python and JavaScript coming soon! Get the Root Coding app from the Apple App Store, it comes with a one month trial of Root Academy, that features exclusive learning content, lessons and projects to put your skills to the test, a built in simulator and so much more!

  • 1 Root Robot
  • 1 Foldout whiteboard grid
  • 1 Vinyl cling pack for games & activities
  • 1 USB charging cable
  • 2 dry erase markers
  • Root coding app
13.4 x 14.9 x 4.5 cm
490 g
2600 mAh Li-Ion Rechargeable — around a week of play per charge (~3 h continuous driving)
Bluetooth Low Energy (30+ m range)
32 Color sensors
4 Capacitive touch zones
2 Front bumpers
2 Light-sensing eyes
2 Wheel encoders
1 Nose/Power button
1 3D Gyroscope
1 3D Accelerometer
1 IR cliff sensor
1 Magnetic surface sensor
1 Battery level monitor
2 Drive motors
18 Multicolor LEDs
1 Piezo speaker
1 Marker lift & drop
1 Eraser lift & drop
External Connectors
USB Type-C port for charging & accessories (cable included)
Charging contacts
Root Coding app
Robot updates over Bluetooth connection
Compatible Devices
Root is currently compatible with iPhone and iPad only running iOS 10 or later
iPad (4th generation) or later
iPad Air (all models)
iPad Pro (all models — 9.7, 10.5, or 12.9 in)
iPhone 5 or later
iPod touch (6th generation)
Root Coding App (iOS 10+)
A freestyle coding interface that grows with you from graphical blocks to full text coding. 
  • Full access to Level 1, 2, 3 coding interfaces and all code blocks
  • Built-in project manager to save what you code
  • Featured projects to inspire your own creations
  • Integrated help menu to teach coding blocks and answer questions
Root Academy Enrollment 
Access a world of creativity and go on a journey with new learning content every month. 
  • Complete lessons and projects with subscriber only learning worlds
  • Play with integrated games and adventures that use the coding skills you’re learning
  • Preview how Root will react with the advanced simulation module
  • 1 month free trial and then only $4.99 per month to continue with the subscription  (subscribe through iTunes)

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