databot™ 2.0 – Class Pack

databot™2.0, an unstoppable STEMachine! Weighing in at just 1.2 oz and standing only ¾” high, databot™ is a power-packed wireless, remote-ready scientific tool that brings the world of data to life instantly!  The most versatile multi-sensor tool imaginable, databot™ packs 17 different science sensors, light and sound outputs, and is completely programmable and AI & Machine Learning enabled!  databot™ connects instantly to your smartphone, tablet, or Chromebook allowing data to be visualized and explored in real-time!

Paired with our smartphone app, Vizeey™, streaming and exploring data of all kinds begins with the tap of an icon – it’s the easiest way to begin visualizing and exploring real data.

$1,850.00

databot™2.0

 

databot™ 2.0: TINY! 1.67″ x 1.67″ and only 3/4″ tall!

databot™2.0 has arrived and is really shaking things up in science education! This tiny device is unstoppable for exploring everything from motion and magnetism to UV light, CO2 levels, and humidity. Never has exploring the scientific data that surrounds us been more affordable, approachable, or fun!

The 16 included sensors offer a  variety of data collection capabilities for endless explorations in earth science, physics, life science, chemistry, and the environment! Completely programmable and enabled for artificial intelligence and machine learning projects, databot™ 2.0 also has programmable RGB LEDs and a tone generator, making it a rich resource for physical computing and developing coding skills. Paired with Vizeey™, an incredibly easy-to-use app for smart devices, streaming and exploring all kinds of data starts with the tap of an icon – it’s the easiest way to begin visualizing and exploring real data!

databot™ kits include everything you need to get started immediately including Vizeey™ software, a charging cable for the rechargeable battery, an external temperature probe, lanyard, and protective storage case.

16 Incredible Sensors in One Device! 

This tiny package packs a wallop with more power and capabilities than any other multi-sensor device on the planet.  Ideal for multi-disciplinary investigations, students need only one databot™, a smart device, and an insatiable curiosity to explore the invisible world of scientific data that surrounds us! Unlimited experiments with these tools at your fingertips:  UV, Sound, Acceleration, CO2, Gyroscope, Air Pressure, External Temperature probe, Altitude, Magnetism, Humidity, Ambient Light, Color, Gesture, and short and long-range Proximity Sensors!

 

What’s Included in the Class Pack!

Everything you need to immediately begin conducting experiments, right out of the box, is included.  Rechargeable battery, software included – nothing more to buy or replenish, ever.

10 – databot™ 2.0
5 –  Storage Case
10 – Temperature Probes
10 – Charging Cables
10 – Lanyards
Curriculum Library
  • Vizeey™ Smart App

 

 

 

 

 

For Grades 4 and Up

Due to its versatility across multiple disciplines and incredible ease of use, databot™ is appropriate for students as young as 4th grade for science explorations or STEM programs looking for physical computing attributes to make coding lessons more engaging.  Now with drag and drop software support with AI extensions, students as young as 4th grade can begin coding and learning artificial intelligence concepts.  High school and technical students can even turn databot™ into an edge computing device for advanced Machine Learning applications.  One device – incredibly easy to use for science, incredibly versatile, and powerful for STEM topics.  Worried about dropping it?  Have no fear – databot™ 2.0 is tough-as-nails yet approachable for students, young and old alike, to handle it and use it for daily explorations.

Settings

databot™  2.0 is an incredibly versatile tool and fits everywhere  – in-person, hybrid, or remote! Since its debut in 2019 databot™ has been used in nearly every learning setting from home users to CTE programs launching it on weather balloons.

  • Science Education: Elementary, Middle School, High School, and in-home learning.
  • CTE: Computer Science, Physical Computing, Data Science, AI, Machine Learning
  • Engineering: Design Challenges and Integrations with Robotics programs.
  • Informal Learning: Summer Camps, After-school programs, Science Centers
Technical Requirements

For fast and easy science sensor experiments the only technical requirement is to have a smart device (IOS or Android) such as a tablet or smartphone with Bluetooth to connect to databot™.  You download our free app, Vizeey, connect to databot™ and you’re up and running!  For coding or other advanced applications, the technical requirements for databot™ will vary depending on your setting and intended use, see the databot™ 2.0 Specs tab for more in-depth information on databot™ and all the ways you can use it!

Weight 3.4 lbs
Dimensions 14.25 × 6.77 × 5.83 in
Packaging

Clamshell, Explorer Pouch

databot™2.0 Specs

Sensors  

I/O & Design 

Communications, Processor, and Power  

Software Options  

databot™ 2.0 provides easy access to sensor data no matter what software you like to use!  Out of the box it will connect easily to the Vizeey™ app and you’ll be up and  working with live sensor data within 60 seconds.  If you already have a favorite software solution for visualization and analysis it’s easy to export data from databot™ in common formats that are readily accessible.  The following is a quick list of some of the software applications that databot loves to work with!

Vizeey™

Vizeey™ is our smart app (IOS or Android) that databot™ connects to wirelessly right out of the box.  It is super easy to use and can be installed, connected to databot™, and streaming data in less than 60 seconds!

The Vizeey™ user experience is very simple.  You scan QR codes on databot™ lesson plans and they will load in pre-configured experiments displayed as icons in the app.  Simply turn on your ‘bot, tap the icon of your experiment, and you will be connected and visualizing data right away!

Vizeey™ has tools for data analysis built in, plus you can easily export the data in a variety of formats (Excel and CSV) in a couple of clicks for you to import into Google Sheets, Excel, or any other data analysis program you like to use.

 
 
 

MicroBlocks®

Meet Microblocks with a code snipped and feature highlight.

MicroBlocks is a blocks programming language for physical computing inspired by Scratch. It runs on microcontrollers such as the micro:bit, Calliope mini, AdaFruit Circuit Playground Express, and many others including databot™!

MicroBlocks has some outstanding features for physical computing educators as the code is extremely portable, multi-platform, easy-to-use, and best of all, super fast! Long compile times and download fatigue present significant challenges to educators trying to maintain student engagement. MicroBlocks is a live environment and solves this challenge beautifully. Click on a block and it runs immediately, right on the board. Try out commands. See and graph sensor values in real time. No more waiting for code to compile and download.

 
 
 

Excel

Using an awesome Excel Add-In called Data Streamer, you can connect wirelessly to a Windows machine with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and stream live sensor data, straight from databot™, to your Excel spreadsheet.

Microsoft has a program called “Hacking STEM” in which they offer free teaching resources and tools like Data Streamer to facilitate hands-on, STEM activities.  databot™ makes integrating live data with tools like Excel a snap.

For more information, check out our Blog area for examples of data dashboards built with Excel, Data Streamer, and databot™!

 

Arduino Fans Rejoice

Yes, databot™ 2.0 is still completely Arduino compatible and can be programmed and controlled using the beloved Arduino IDE.  For many technical educators and hobbyists, the Arduino IDE is the go-to software for experimenting, playing, coding, and interacting with all kinds of crazy physical computing devices. Just do a quick search for crazy Arduino projects and you’ll get the picture.  databot™  comes with all the technical details provided that you need to take control of the hardware using the Arduino IDE. Customize anything you want!  This tool also enables you to change the behavior or use of databot™ for other software applications – for example, preparing it to connect to Excel through Data Streamer.

Wowzuh! Geeks, nerds, and coders grab a databot™ and Go Forth and Explore!

Vizeey™ Smart App

How to Use the Vizeey™ Smart App with databot™!

databot is the easiest way to start exploring the world of science through sensor data.  In less than 60 seconds you can install Vizeey™, connect to databot, and be conducting experiments!  Watch the 60 second setup video to see how easy it is!

Vizeey screen captures of data collection for Putter Perfection, a databot mission.Vizeey™ is a remarkably easy tool for exploring sensor data with databot™.  Simply connect with bluetooth and you can immediately begin conducting your own scientific investigations.  databot™ curriculum includes QR codes that you scan with Vizeey™ (as you saw in the video) that loads pre-configured experiments that are ready to go!  As an educator, the experiments and activities are all ready prepared so you can focus on facilitating an engaging, effective learning experience.

Here is an example of a collection of experiments that show up when you scan the QR code for our Missions with LEGO™ Robotics.  Pre-configured experiments load for students to use when conducting their missions.  A simple tap of the icon on a tablet, Chromebook, or smart phone launches the experiment and students are immediately working with live data to solve problems. Check out the full Vizeey™ getting started manual to see how easily your students can be collecting, analyzing, and exporting data from Vizeey™ within just a few minutes.

databot™2.0 Curriculum

Our mission at databot™ is to make interacting with and understanding data and technology a beautiful, fun, and ubiquitous experience that crosses the traditional boundaries of all learning environments. The world is driven by data and we are driven to teach future generations how to use it for good. We create data powered technology and brilliant learning activities that empower students everywhere to think deeply, explore with passion, and solve our planetary scale challenges.

databot™ was created to function as a highly versatile, multi-purpose tool capable of enhancing activities in all the core sciences as well as STEAM topics such as coding and physical computing.   We offer various types of lesson plans and activities that range from quick and easy starters to more in-depth classsroom explorations. In addition, there are a number of how-to’s and getting started tutorials for using databot in other applications such as Excel, programming with MicroBlocks® or Python, etc. Read on to learn more about the resources available to educators using databot™.


Sensor Starters

databot™ Sensor Starters are a great way for students (and educators) to quickly get familiar with the sensors on board databot and their capabilities.  Each sensor starter includes background information that explains how the sensor works, what it is sensing, what are the units used, how it is used in the real world, and even where it lives on databot!  Once background information has been reviewed, there are two engaging activities that immediately put students into engaging, interactive experiences with live sensor data!  

Snapshot of 2 pages from the accelerometer sensor starter.

Explore Sensor Starters in the Lessons & Activities section of the website and see how easy and how much fun science with sensors can be!


Explorations

databot™ Explorations are one-hour units designed to meet specific learning objectives and standards across a wide variety of subjects ranging from physics and chemistry to earth science and biology.  These Explorations provide you with comprehensive materials to prepare for your lesson:

  • Background information
  • Pre-configured experiments that you load into the Vizeey™ app
  • Four experiments consisting of two short activities, a l0nger experiment, and a challenge / extension.
  • Additional resources for deeper investigations
  • Guiding questions for discussion
  • Data sheets
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Standards alignments   

Side by side sample pages from a databot Exploration learning module.

Tour databot™ Explorations in the Lessons and Activities section of our website to to see an Exploration module in-depth.


Summer and Enrichment Camp

databot™ Camp curriculum provides a detailed, day-by-day roadmap for facilitating engaging, unique, data driven STEAM experiences.  Ideal for after-school and summer camp programs these camp manuals are designed to make implementation simple for staff members ranging from high school volunteers to professional educators.  The daily guides and resources provide all the details you will need to guide discussion, facilitate awesome experiences with students as they explore math, physics, chemistry, and earth science through physical interactions with sensor data.

Side by side sample pages from the Discovery of Data summer camp curriculum.


Missions

databot™ Missions are career oriented experiences that pose various real-life scenarios that students must solve through the creative application of data collection and analysis.  Missions are designed around various STEAM devices popular in classrooms such as the following “Volcanic Vistas” designed around the popular Tello drone.  

Side by side sample pages of a databot drone based mission called Volcanic Vistas

Another mission example is the 130+ page  databot™ Missions with LEGO® Robotics curriculum which provides a comprehensive manual for LEGO® Robotics educators to integrate data collection and analysis using sensors into their current program. 

Side by side sample pages from the Missions with LEGO Robotics mission guide.


Detailed How-Tos and Technical Guides

Whether you are looking to use databot™ fast and simple out of the box using Vizeey™ or an uber-geek looking to create an automated greenhouse complete with IOT dashboards and sensor controlled watering systems databot™ has what you need.  Visit our technical library for details on coding environments, software integrations such as Excel or Python, and extensive documentation on pinouts, datasheets, and the technical information you need for creating just about anything you can imagine.

Side by side images of how to documents for technical uses of databot such as coding.

 

 

Standards and Alignment

databot™ activities are naturally standard friendly due to the nature of the device in which students are naturally interacting with scientific data to accomplish challenges.  databot™ activities and curriculum are aligned with major frameworks including the NGSS, ISTE, TEKS, NCTM, CBSE, and others.  Standards alignments for the various activity formats are included.

Side by side examples of standards alignments to databot activities.

 

Videos

These are just a few examples of how people are using databot™. Visit our Youtube Channel for more!

Meet databot™ 2.0!!

Missions with LEGO® Robotics

Drone Lovers Rejoice!

Hackers, Geeks, and Creators Group Hug!


 

Science Adventures with Sakshi!


 

Even Pirates Love databot™!


 

Visit our Youtube Channel to watch databot™ fans all over the world exploring data in hundreds of exciting ways!