Raise a new generation of coders with Marty the Robot
Supporting the Next Generation of Coders
Robotical are on a mission to raise the next generation of coders, developers and data scientists. In order to achieve their goal, they developed Marty, an educational Robot that helps to teach children to code in an engaging and interactive way. Marty helps adults to break down the barriers, making learning about technology both fun and accessible for the young coders of today.
GearedApp had the unique opportunity to work with Robotical, an Edinburgh-based EdTech, to build a digital platform to empower their educational Robot, Marty 2. We worked with them to build their web and mobile app platform.
We engaged GearedApp to work on the app for Marty 2 and a complimentary website for primary and secondary teachers. GearedApp provided proactive support and delivered improvements at lightning speed. Their agile methodology made us feel included at all times and we appreciated being able to have direct communication with their developers. This was our first time outsourcing developers and we were very happy with their work. It has been a successful partnership and we hope to do more work with GearedApp in the future.
We kickstarted the project by working on a new online platform specifically designed to provide teachers and students with access to Robotical’s learning materials. Without the online platform, Robotical had to send out modules and learning resources by hand to teachers; this was a time-consuming process.
Building the platform not only saved the Robotical team time and energy, but it provides support for teachers to deliver more effective coding classes. Additionally, it means that Robotical can deliver its tech solution to scale.
The Mobile Apps
Robotical required a mobile app that would allow students to navigate the robot and access coding features without a computer.
This correlated with the launch of the start-up’s Marty 2, an upgrade to the previous version, which provides more interactivity and connectivity features to make the whole experience more streamlined for teachers and students.
Wifi & Bluetooth Connectivity
The new Marty 2 was designed with new Bluetooth connectivity. This means that teachers can now use either wifi or bluetooth to connect with the robots, solving lots of issues in schools without wifi.
The End Result of a Collaborative Process
The Marty 2 app, learning resource platform and robot are all now live, and in use globally. The success of the project relied on close collaboration between GearedApp and Robotical; Agile teamwork playing a pivotal role in this.
We are delighted with the results of this project and helping Robotical to achieve their tech for good mission of building the next generation of coders.