Play-i Give a Robot Program

Give a Robot

Every child should have access to computer science education. Bo & Yana bring the magic of computer programming to children ages 5 and up.

Give underrepresented students access by contributing to our Give a Robot program. Every dollar raised will go towards buying robots for organizations and schools that serve children in need.

Contribute now:

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Calling all Educators!

Do you want to bring computer science education to children in your community? All participating schools and organizations will get robots for free.

Apply by December 31, 2013 to get robots in your classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to apply for the Give a Robot Program?

Any educator affiliated with a school, public library, or educational organization is eligible to apply to receive robots via the Give a Robot program.

When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline to apply is December 31, 2013.

What will I need to use the robots in my classroom or program?

You will need to have access to an iPad (iPad 2 or newer) or an iPad Mini to program the robots.

What is the criteria for evaluation?

Criteria for evaluation will be based on a combination of commitment towards computer science education and financial need.

Preference will be given to schools and organizations that:

  • Are based in the United States
  • Serve children ages 4 through 10
  • Have an educator committed to incorporating use of Play-i robots in a formal or an informal program
  • Have access to iPads needed to work with Play-i robots
  • Are Title I low-income schools (for schools)
  • Are committed to increasing diversity in STEM and are giving free access to educational resources (for organizations)

Do I have to be trained to use Play-i robots?

You do not need to have a background in computer science to use Play-i robots in your classroom or program. You will receive curriculum and training material in Spring 2014 before the robots are shipped to you.

When will we get the robots?

Robots will be shipped by Christmas 2014, in time for the next school year! The exact date is to be determined.