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Root - A robot to teach coding

A project in Cambridge, MA by Scansorial

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Root is more than just a robot that drives on walls. It turns paper or whiteboards into an intuitive and interactive coding experience.
Backers: 1871
Average Pledge Per Backer: $212

Funded: $397,427 of $250,000
Dates: Oct 24th -> Nov 29th (37 days)
Project By: Scansorial
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Latest News

100% Thankful. Hello Stretch Goals!!!

November 24th - via:
We did it!  And we couldn't have asked for a more special day than Thanksgiving to hit our goal.  We are thankful to each and every one of you for your support of Root. We've been dreaming of this moment for a long time and are humbled by your... (Read More)

This robot teach can teach you how to code by climbing on walls

November 23rd - via:
Root is ready to teach children and adults to code. (Read More)

Root, the code-teaching robot, goes to school

November 22nd - via:
What started as a project out of Harvard (Read More)

Unleash the referral program!

November 20th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Root: A Robot to Teach Coding

November 17th - via:
Root is a robot that teaches children coding skills and reinforces their computational thinking skills as well. (Read More)

Robot born in Cambridge could revolutionize how kids learn to code

November 13th - via:
A Lexington parent and his robot plan to change the way children learn to code. (Read More)

Already 50%!!!! Thank You!!!

November 8th - via:
  Over $125k raised and still 22 days to go!!! We are overwhelmed with joy by your support!  700 backers and counting are rooting for Root. We have some exciting stretch goals planned.  For our first time backers out there, stretch goals are... (Read More)

Hidden treats

October 31st - via:
Did you know that the top of Root is also a whiteboard surface?   Did you know that there are four touch zones on top of Root? There are four touch zones on the top of Root that act as 'if' inputs in Root's programming interface.  A touch of any... (Read More)

A Harvard Spinoff Is Selling a Robot That Teaches You To Code

October 27th - via:
Leave it to a Harvard to try solving the STEM skills gap with a robot. (Read More)

Harvard University Based Startup Launches New Robot, Root, That Teaches Anyone To Code

October 27th - via:
With its interactive nature and easy setup, Root is the perfect tool for learning from authentic coding experiences at home (Read More)

Happy Birthday Root (& Zee)

October 24th - via:
  Thanks so much to all our early backers for making our launch day so successful. If things keep up at this rate, we'll hit our goal in a week! Our team has been waiting for this moment for a very long time and we're thrilled and honored to have... (Read More)

Root: A Robot to Teach Coding

October 24th - via:
Root is a new programmable robot for kids. (Read More)

Root the wall-climbing robot teaches kids to code.

October 1st - via:
A Harvard team hopes to fill the gap between demand for computer science education and the lack of qualified teachers. (Read More)

Root is a robot teaching children code

April 15th - via:
Root is a code-teaching robot built by a team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. (Read More)

Root Is a Little Robot on a Mission to Teach Kids to Code

April 14th - via:
A team of Harvard roboticists believe they've found a way to light the digital spark in kids' imaginations. (Read More)

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