Dot and Dash Robots

Dot and Dash Robots are robot toys that can be programmed using iOS and android devices and free downloadable apps. Students unleash their creativity and experiment with programming as they design a set of behaviours for their robot including the ability to navigate objects, respond to voice, dance, move, and sing. Dot and Dash Robots are available for purchase and are supported by a range of online teacher resources. Tickle is a useful app for iOS devices to program Dot and Dash Robots.

Additional details

Year band(s) 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Content type Tools for learning
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Digital systems, Computational thinking, Algorithms
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Identify and explore digital systems and their components for a purpose


Investigate simple problems for known users that can be solved with digital systems


Follow and describe algorithms involving a sequence of steps, branching (decisions) and iteration (repetition)


Define problems with given design criteria and by co-creating user stories


Follow and describe algorithms involving sequencing, comparison operators (branching) and iteration


Implement simple algorithms as visual programs involving control structures and input


Design algorithms involving multiple alternatives (branching) and iteration

Technologies & Programming Language​s Robotics and drones
Keywords Computer programming, Software, Algorithms, Educational toys, Robots, Tickle

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