Robotics - Smart Machines 4+

Programming app

Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG

Designed for iPad

    • 2.4 • 210 Ratings
    • Free



An easy, block-based coding app that you can use to program the robotic models you build with Robotics: Smart Machines kits.

For use with the engineering kits “Robotics: Smart Machines”, “Robotics: Smart Machines - Rovers & Vehicles Edition”, and “Robotics: Smart Machines - Tracks & Treads Edition” by Thames & Kosmos.

This app is the “brain” of the robotic models you build with the Robotics: Smart Machines kits. The app uses the feedback from the models’ ultrasonic sensor together with programmed commands to control the models.

App Features

• Connect to your models via Bluetooth connection.
• Remote-control mode lets you directly control the models’ two motors forward and backward.
• Remote-control mode gives you a visual display of the object distance readings from the ultrasound sensor.
• Programming mode lets you script and save programs.
• Seven programs (Programs 1-7) are preloaded to work specifically with seven of the robot models in the “Robotics: Smart Machines” kit. Eight programs (Programs 9-16) are preloaded to work specifically with eight of the robot models in the “Robotics: Smart Machines - Rovers & Vehicles Edition” kit. Eight programs (Programs 17-24) are preloaded to work specifically with eight of the robot models in the “Robotics: Smart Machines - Tracks & Treads Edition” kit.
• A simple, visual programming language lets you program motors, sounds, and pauses.
• Different program segments can be set to run upon first run and then when the ultrasound sensor detects objects at different distances from the model.
• Use the 60-page or 64-page, step-by-step illustrated manual included in either kit to learn how to use all of the programming features.

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What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Added additional programs for the Robotics: Smart Machines – Tracks & Treads Edition

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

uncle nikki ,

Doesn’t work anyomore

I got the set a few years ago for Christmas and I built the robot and it was a lot of fun. Back when I got this I had an iPhone 7 and it connect to it just fine and it worked perfectly. I recently got the iPhone 11 Pro and when I went to go use the robot it won’t connect anymore. I’ve tried restarting my phone and I’ve tried deleting the app and reinstalling but but no matter what I do it won’t connect anymore.

Dickydoo40504 ,

Selling a product with an app that doesn’t work

Selling a Robotics Smart Machines Hoverbots with an Apple app that doesn’t work or comply with Apple apps 64 bit, nationally at all stores is a scam. If it doesn’t work it needs to be removed from being sold. There needs to be a class action law suit about selling something you know doesn’t work. There is no external control that can be used to make up for this issue.
Why are you continuing to sell a product that can’t connect to Bluetooth through the app that you have constructed to operate this product? It’s not fair to anyone to buy this and spend the time building it to find out it won’t work with Apple app. That’s a scam and needs to be resolved or you at least need to remove it from the market, and reimburse every person who has suffered the same issue with this product. You know it’s not fair and that it’s a bad thing to continue this kind product if it’s not working as sold. Please contact me about the situation. I have left a message about my sons toy and the issue with our phone number please follow up with a resolution.

_bruh~ ,

Didn’t work for two years, dug this out of my closet and it works now...

Didn’t work for two years, dug this out of my closet and it works now...

The thing is dilapidated and in pieces now considering I built it two years ago and it was really depressing when it didn’t work. Works now. Maybe they fixed it? I’m just glad that they didn’t abandon the thing and actually made an attempt to help people instead of taking the money and running. If you guys really did fix this after all this time, I appreciate you. ^-^

App Privacy

The developer, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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