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k8 Modular
Robotics Kit

Powered by the micro:bit - $79.99
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit
k8 Robotics Kit

k8 Robotics Kit

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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.


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 






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

Go to Makecode


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 8.


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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New & improved
Online Course Content

Developed by our in-house education experts, the k8 Robot includes access to our online course content which is designed to guide students through every part of programming their robot.

Available in English & French!

Design for
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.

New & Improved
Parts & Packaging

In 2021 we revamped the k8 robot to improve select robotic parts and the kit packaging.

The k8 robot is now equipped with a new combined Infrared Sensor, improved Ultrasonic Sensor, and best of all a reusable box for easy storage.

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