Ozobot’s Evo, “the smart and social robot toy. Well, let’s not get too carried away. Evo responds to programming, but that doesn’t exactly make it smart. I’m not sure a bunch of flashing lights, beeps, and whirrs qualify as social, but I suppose I’ozobots bitcoin seen worse on Facebook.
99 Evo is the second robot from Ozobot, and like its predecessor, Bit, it’s a golfball-sized gizmo that trudges around the floor or table, responding to commands. As with Bit, you can code Evo by simply drawing lines on paper. An optical sensor can detect what color the ink is, and it will follow along a basic black line or speed up when it hits a patch of blue. Evo can also be driven manually like any old robot, via an intuitive control app, or it can be left to explore on its own like a Roomba. Multiple Evos are said to interact with each other, but I was only given one to test.
Iron Man skin that pops on top of Evo and turns him into a rolling Tony Stark torso, complete with his own tinny catchphrases. TIREDEvo is a neat idea, but it’s not exactly plug and play. The two-step process required to code Evo is weird and overcomplicated. As an educational tool, Evo is a winner, and I can see it really enhancing a classroom programming setting. As a toy, though, it’s on the eh side of meh. 10 – Solid with some issues.