Jimu – Inspire enquiring minds

Inspire enquiring minds with Jimu

A year since unleashing exciting robotic innovations from UBTECH Robotics in South Africa for the first time, Gammatek, a leading distributor of technologies, presents an extended range of Jimu robots for young engineers to bring to life.

In the cast of Jimu Robots – the interactive robotic building block systems that let kids easily build, programme and share their robot creations – are Astrobot, Tankbot, Jimu Explorer and the Jimu Mini Kit.“The response to UBTECH’s robotic innovations has been overwhelming and we are excited to introduce an extended range of Jimu robots to inspire the imaginations of aspiring young engineers. These interactive robot building kits go beyond pure play and also challenge our perception of educational toys. While stimulating creativity and imagination, UBTECH robotic building kits encourage critical thinking, problem solving, three dimensional engineering and collaboration,” says Gammatek’s Zev Cherniak.

Jimu Robot Kits utilize unique snap together, interlocking parts and connectors which allow youngsters to build their own robots. Smooth motion robotic servo motors allow the robot to reproduce movements programmed via the Jimu app, available on iOS and Android.

In the Astrobot kit, there is everything you need to build three, amazing robots or build your very own Jimu Robot creation. Learn hands-on engineering by programming Astrobot to navigate obstacles, pick-up objects, control light and sound effects, show emotions, and more using Blockly code. Astrobot is programmed by creating entirely new, custom actions with the PRP (Pose, Record, Play) function. Five robotic servo motors deliver life like movements. The kit includes 371 snap-together parts, 1 infrared sensor, 1 speaker, 2 LEDs, and 5 smooth motion robotic servo motors. Power adapter and quick start guide are also included.

The Jimu TankBot Kit has got what it takes to keep your creativity rolling. This kit includes heavy duty treads, an infrared sensor, and grab-and-lift technology to build TankBot – or your very own Tankbot creation. Engage in hands-on STEM learning by programming JIMU robots using Blockly code or with the PRP (Pose, Record, Play) function. The kit includes 190 snap-together parts, 1 infrared sensor, 6 smooth motion robotic servo motors, power adapter, and quick start guide.

The Jimu Explorer Kit includes all the parts you need to build any of six unique animal-inspired robots – or your own designs. Engage in hands-on STEM learning by programming your robots to walk, dance, or more using Blockly code or with the PRP (Pose, Record, Play) function. The kit includes 372 snap-together parts, 7 smooth motion robotic servo motors, 1 main control box, 1 lithium-ion battery, power adapter, and quick start guide.

The Jimu Mini Kit is the ideal start kit for anyone keen to build and programme their own robots. This kit includes everything you need to create three animal-like robots. It includes easy-to-follow 3D illustrated building instructions and pre-programmed actions for you to select from, or you can programme your own.
UBTECH Robotics are available through an exclusive network of retail partners including Incredible connection, Toys R Us Takealot.com; Loot.co.za; Shopandship.co.za.

About Gammatek:

Gammatek was established in South Africa in 1999 and strives to be the leading distributor of Branded Technology Accessories in Southern Africa and is the sole distributer of Funko in SA. The company distributes products that offer an added value proposition in terms of brand value and range and is currently the sole distributors of Body Glove, Boostcase, Boompods, Cookoo, Cogito, Dotz,  Element Case, Golla, Happy Plugs, Jarre technologies, MyKronoz, Mpowered, Native Union, Nitho, Ozaki, Photofast Iflashdrive, Plantornics, Ridata, Speck, SMS Audio, Snug, Swiss Mobility, Tiesto, Tiggly, UAG, UBTECH ROBOTICS, Wicked, Wraps, Whoosh and White Diamonds. Gammatek prides itself on timeously offering the latest accessories for all popular consumer electronic devices.

Gammatek was announced supplier of the year, for Vodacom 2010, 2011 as well as 2013 and has won the Vodacom 4U supplier Excellence Award for the past consecutive five years.
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