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k8 Modular
Robotics Kit

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k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit

k8 Robotics Kit

Regular price CAD $59.99 Sale priceCAD $48.00 Save CAD $11.99
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Meet k8, your robotics kit for learning STEM and Computational Thinking. Designed to be an accessible entry-point into the world of robotics, k8 is a great educational tool to promote problem-solving, creativity, and digital literacy in an easy and engaging way. k8 is the best friend of new explorers of the wonderful world of robotics.

Grade level: 2-9

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate


  • 7 x Introductory Modules: Assembly, Hello World, Motor Control, Line Following, Ultrasonic, Radio Control, Servo Control
  • X 2 Intermediate Modules: Robot Sports and Sumo
  • 1 x k8 circuit board
  • Robotic Parts:
    • 1 x k8 chassis (1 x face plate, 2 x side walls, and 1 x PCB plate)
    • 2 x wheels
    • 2 x DC Motors
    • 1 x Ultrasonic (Sonar) Sensor
    • 1 x Infrared (IR) Sensor
    • 1 x Servo Motor 
    • 1 x Battery Box 
    • 1 x Fastener Pack (4 x long screws, 4 x plastic fasteners, 2 x black hex bars, and 1 x turnkey)
    • 3 x Cable Connectors (1 x USB cable, 1 x 4-pin cable, and 1 x 5-pin cable)

Not Included:

  • BBC micro:bit - at least one micro:bit is required to complete each project
  • Additional arts and crafts materials for certain accompanying activities 


k8 Online Courses

InkSmith is excited to release a completely redesigned educational content package for the k8 robot. Titled Mission on the Moon, this bundle of online courses guide students through coding and robotics, imagining k8 is a miniature lunar rover in space!

This package of content also comes with curriculum connections and classroom ready presentation slides for educators.

Virtual Coding Options Available
Mission on the Moon

The Mission on the Moon online courses are compatible with both virtual coding and physical hardware options.

That means you don't need a physical k8 robot or micro:bit to take advantage of these free resources! Learners will be able to code a 'virtual' version of the k8 lunar rover in space using Scratch and Tinkercad.

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Bring Coding to life

The k8 Robot is equipped with a variety of different motors and sensor which allow students to code k8 to perform many different activities and actions.

The k8 name was created to be gender-neutral and can be pronounced 'Kate' or 'kay-eight'.

The k8 robot is designed to be an approachable, engaging introduction to coding and robotics - regardless of your gender, experience, or skill level.


With the BBC micro:bit you can use block-based or JavaScript coding languages to program k8.

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Program k8 to drive with two independently controlled DC motors.


Program k8 to see and avoid obstacles using the Ultrasonic Sonar Sensor.

Line Follow

k8 is equipped with three Infrared Sensor that allow the robot to line follow any course you design!

Remote Control

Using the micro:bit's Bluetooth functionality and an additional micro:bit, you can program a tilt control to remote control k8.


Build upon k8 basic functions to discover your own robotic possibilities like k8 hungry-hungry hippos, k8 sumo wrestling and more!

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Classroom Sharing

The k8 Robot's micro:bit edge connector makes it easy to share one robot among a group of 3-4 students. Students can program their micro:bit independently and then pop the micro:bit in the edge connector to test their code on the k8 robot.

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