The small Didelbot (6cm long) has a cute design. It both has a ludic and pedagogic objective, since it can be used on several different ways.
- As a toy robot, it moves avoiding obstacles, drawing a figure, following a track, not falling from the ground.
- It can be infrared controlled and with its pen, leave a track on a sheet of paper.
- It can be connected to a PC via a serial line or via Bluetooth and execute a set of functions programmed in the monitor: moving for precise distances at given speed, reading the distance sensors, blinking the LEDs, producing several bips.
- This control can be done via a VisualC, VisualBasic or Java to send order sequences driving to interesting behaviours, as drawing figures or chasing another robot and neutralizing it with its IR gun.
- Communication can be established with CeeBot environment (Epsitec SA), and add to the set of exercises teaching C++/Java-like programming on a simulated robot with the control of a real robot.