Arduino Alvik is a 3-wheel robot designed for STEAM education

Arduino Education’s Arduino Alvik is a 3-wheel educational robot that was initially unveiled at the Bett 2024 show in London and designed to teach robotics, programming, and other STEAM subjects.

The robot is based on an Arduino Nano ESP32 board and comes with a set of nineteen lessons designed by Arduino Education’s team in collaboration with teachers so that students can learn the basics of IoT, get started with MicroPython, and get themselves familiar with various physics and engineering concepts.

Arduino Alvik

The company has yet to provide the full specifications for the Alvik robot, but here’s what we know at this stage:

  • Mainboard – Arduino Nano ESP32
  • 2x wheels plus 1x ball wheel
  • Sensors – “High-quality sensors” that include a ToF ranging sensor, line-following sensors, a 6-axis accelerometer & gyroscope, a proximity sensor, and color sensors.
  • Expansion
    • 2x Grove I2C connectors
    • 2x Qwiic connectors
    • 6-pin servo motor header for up to 2x micro servos (as shown in the photo above)
  • Misc
    • Capacitive touch buttons (D-Pad, OK, cancel)
    • On/off switch
    • Compatible with LEGO Technic and M3 screws
    • 3D printing and laser cutting design-compatible
  • Power Supply – Rechargeable battery rechargeable through USB-C port on Arduino Nano ESP32

Arduino Nano ESP32 Robot

Arduino Education currently supports MicroPython programming, but work is being done to bring block-based programming and Arduino C lessons to the Arduino Alvik robot. The kit is suitable for primary school students up to advanced learners with lessons covering interactive game design, IoT, and AI projects. Besides the MicroPython lessons, more details may also be found on the documentation website.

Arduino Alvik 3-wheel robot


The Arduino Alvik can be purchased for $140 or 130 Euros on the Arduino store. More details may be found on the product page.

Update: This article was initially published on January 25 after the announcement at Bett 2024, and updated following the availability of the kit.

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3 months ago

Did mean STEM? Otherwise, I don’t know what the A stand for. Bet let’s be honest, sometimes is hard keeping on top of all the acronyms these daya

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