The third prize of this year’s giveaway week comes courtesy of ELECFREAKS which offers a Cutebot Pico:ed kit based on the Pico:ed board with a Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller and following BBC Micro:bit form factor.
The kit also includes two high-speed motors to drive two wheels, ultrasonic & distance sensors, two RGB LED lights and clearance lamps on the bottom, two line-tracking probes, and an active buzzer used as a horn. It is powered by three AAA batteries.
The company initially me asked me if I wanted to review the board/robot, but since I may not have the time to do so, I asked whether they wanted to be included in our yearly giveaway week which they accepted.
The company provides instructions to program the robot with “Micro block” visual programming IDE, C++, and CircuitPython. You’ll find resources to get started and eight projects for the robot in the Wiki.
Besides one Cutebot Pico:ed kit, ELECFREAKS will also give away one Pico:ed board to the runner-up, and possibly more if the giveaway is popular. If you live in Thailand, you can also enter to win one Pico:ed board on CNX Software Thailand.
To enter the draw simply leave a comment with your country and whatever else you’d like to say (no links in the body of the comment). If the country is missing, I’ll consider the entry void. Other rules are as follows:
- Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
- Contests are open for 48 hours starting at 10 am (Bangkok time) every day.
- Comments will be closed after 48 hours. If comments are open, the contest is still going on.
- Winners will be selected with random.org, and announced in the comments section of each giveaway.
- I’ll contact the winner by email, and I’ll expect an answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another winner.
- Note that I may not be able to contact people who log in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google, so it’s better to use an email address to enter the draw.
- Shipping is handled by ELECFREAKS and winners don’t need to pay for shipping
- I’ll make sure we have 7 different winners, so if you have already won a device during this giveaway week, I’ll draw another person.
Good luck to everybody entering the contest. ELECFREAKS sells the Cutebot Pico:ed Kit for $47.90 and the Pico:ed board V2 for $12.90.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
147 entries, not too bad.
And the Robot’s winner is … #123.
That would be jednorozec
The board will be given to #131 that’s Leonardo.
Congratulations! I’ll contact both of you shortly.
United States. This would be fun to do with the kiddos!
Thanks again from Australia!
It looks cute, greetings from Brazil.
India… Its a simple design. It feels interesting.
United States. Who doesn’t want cute robots?
very cute bot
Chicago, United States.
The Netherlands. This looks like a fun project 🙂
Can use it.
Sweden – bip boop
Thanks, look like a cool project for kids (and adults!)
Hello From France. Nice robot
Hello from France 😉
Montana, United States. My kids would like this. Good luck to everyone.
Greetings from Czechia!
Hello from Canada!
sa wat dii krabb from Germany 🙋
Greetings from Belgium!
Great toy for the Kids.Czech Republice.
Greetings from IRAN
Hello from Seville, Spain
A fun to play with it.
Greetings from India!
Hey From Germany!
Let teach our kids programming with this cute robot.
Hey from Latvia.
Looks like good toy for my son … and me as well 😉
Greetings from Poland.
Greetings from Hungary
For my kids
Let it come to Germany!
a tech guy from Brazil
Greeting from Portugal!
UK – good luck all
Bonjour de France
Nice robot kit. Brazil.
Greeting from Greece!
beep bop boop, USA
Greetings from Curacao
Gruesse aus Deutschland
US, maybe I’ll win
Would be great for my kid
Hello from France 🙂
Hello again from Brazil!
My son loves those robots, and I love building them with him.
Greetings from Romania
Greetings from Germany
This looks fun. (United States)
Greetings from Lithuania
Hello again from Australia
I appreciate your hard work on this site.
Ireland – I like the micro bit form factor and that you can use Micropython, should be easy enough to add Circuitpython support as it use already supported RP2040
Australia. Fun !
Good luck everyone!
USA. This looks so cute.
United States… yeah, this would be interesting to see if my kids enjoy such things!
Moin from Germany
Hello from Malaysia.
Greetings from Italy!
France! May be electronic teaching to my son?
Cool little robot!
Greetings from India
I’m in from Australia 🙂
A robot would be awesome to build.
Singapore. Nice to have it
This would be fun for me and my daughter to do. Greetings from the USA!
Greetings from France!
greetings from china
Hello from Spain! (unfortunately)
Cute. From the USA.
Hello from the Czech Republic
Greetings from Brazil!
United States. I would love to build this little guy.
greetings from germany
Hello Jean Luc, thanks for all the nice reviews. Australia
USA. It would be fun to program this robot!
I’m from Germany and due to courses at my university I’m extremely interested in MCUs and programming these.
I’m from Germany and due to courses at my university I’m hyped about MCUs and programming these.
Geek from France
Hi from Portugal!
I love all these cool projects