databot™2.0, an unstoppable STEMachine! Weighing in at just 1.2 oz and standing only ¾” high, databot™ is a power-packed wireless, remote-ready scientific tool that brings the world of data to life instantly! The most versatile multi-sensor tool imaginable, databot™ packs 16 different science sensors, light and sound outputs, and is completely programmable and AI & Machine Learning enabled! databot™ connects instantly to your smartphone, tablet, or Chromebook allowing data to be visualized and explored in real-time!
Paired with our smartphone app, Vizeey™, streaming and exploring data of all kinds begins with the tap of an icon – it’s the easiest way to begin visualizing and exploring real data.
databot™2.0 has arrived and is really shaking things up in science education! This tiny device is unstoppable for exploring everything from motion and magnetism to UV light, CO2 levels, and humidity. Never has exploring the scientific data that surrounds us been more affordable, approachable, or fun!
The 16 included sensors offer a variety of data collection capabilities for endless explorations in earth science, physics, life science, chemistry, and the environment! Completely programmable and enabled for artificial intelligence and machine learning projects, databot™ 2.0 also has programmable RGB LEDs and a tone generator, making it a rich resource for physical computing and developing coding skills. Paired with Vizeey™, an incredibly easy-to-use app for smart devices, streaming and exploring all kinds of data starts with the tap of an icon – it’s the easiest way to begin visualizing and exploring real data!
databot™ kits include everything you need to get started immediately including Vizeey™ software, a charging cable for the rechargeable battery, an external temperature probe, lanyard, and protective storage case.
16 Incredible Sensors in One Device!
This tiny package packs a wallop with more power and capabilities than any other multi-sensor device on the planet. Ideal for multi-disciplinary investigations, students need only one databot™, a smart device, and insatiable curiosity to explore the invisible world of scientific data that surrounds us! Unlimited experiments with these tools at your fingertips: UV, Sound, Acceleration, CO2, Gyroscope, Air Pressure, External Temperature probe, Altitude, Magnetism, Humidity, Ambient Light, Color, Gesture, and short and long range Proximity Sensors!
What’s Included in the Kit!
Everything you need to immediately begin conducting experiments, right out of the box, is included. Rechargeable battery, software included – nothing more to buy or replenish, ever.
For Grades 4 and Up
Due to its versatility across multiple disciplines and incredible ease-of-use, databot™ is appropriate for students as young as 4th grade for science explorations or STEM programs looking for physical computing attributes to make coding lessons more engaging. Now with drag and drop software support with AI extensions, students as young as 4th grade can begin coding and learning artificial intelligence concepts. High school and technical students can even turn databot into an edge computing device for advanced Machine Learning applications. One device – incredibly easy to use for science, incredibly versatile and powerful for STEM topics. Worried about dropping it? Have no fear – databot™ 2.0 is tough-as-nails yet approachable for students, young and old alike, to handle it and use it for daily explorations.
databot™ 2.0 is an incredibly versatile tool and fits everywhere – in-person, hybrid, or remote! Since its debut in 2019 databot™ has been used in nearly every learning setting from home users to CTE programs launching it on weather balloons.
Science Education: Elementary, Middle School, High School, and in-home learning.
CTE: Computer Science, Physical Computing, Data Science, AI, Machine Learning
Engineering: Design Challenges and Integrations with Robotics programs.
For fast and easy science sensor experiments the only technical requirement is to have a smart device (IOS or Android) such as a tablet or smartphone with Bluetooth to connect to databot™. You download our free app, Vizeey, connect to databot and you’re up and running! For coding or other advanced applications the technical requirements for databot™ will vary depending on your setting and intended use, see the databot™ 2.0 Specs tab for more in-depth information on databot™ and all the ways you can use it!
6 × 5.5 × 2.6 in
I/O & Design
Communications, Processor, and Power
databot™ 2.0 provides easy access to sensor data no matter what software you like to use! Out of the box it will connect easily to the Vizeey™ app and you’ll be up and working with live sensor data within 60 seconds. If you already have a favorite software solution for visualization and analysis it’s easy to export data from databot™ in common formats that are readily accessible. The following is a quick list of some of the software applications that databot loves to work with!
Vizeey™ is our smart app (IOS or Android) that databot™ connects to wirelessly right out of the box. It is super easy to use and can be installed, connected to databot™, and streaming data in less than 60 seconds!
The Vizeey™ user experience is very simple. You scan QR codes on databot™ lesson plans and they will load in pre-configured experiments displayed as icons in the app. Simply turn on your ‘bot, tap the icon of your experiment, and you will be connected and visualizing data right away!
Vizeey™ has tools for data analysis built in, plus you can easily export the data in a variety of formats (Excel and CSV) in a couple of clicks for you to import into Google Sheets, Excel, or any other data analysis program you like to use.
Using an awesome Excel Add-In called Data Streamer, you can connect wirelessly to a Windows machine with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and stream live sensor data, straight from databot™, to your Excel spreadsheet.
Microsoft has a program called “Hacking STEM” in which they offer free teaching resources and tools like Data Streamer to facilitate hands-on, STEM activities. databot™ makes integrating live data with tools like Excel a snap.
For more information, check out our Blog area for examples of data dashboards built with Excel, Data Streamer, and databot™!
Arduino Fans Rejoice
Yes, databot™ 2.0 is still completely Arduino compatible and can be programmed and controlled using the beloved Arduino IDE. For many technical educators and hobbyists, the Arduino IDE is the go-to software for experimenting, playing, coding, and interacting with all kinds of crazy physical computing devices. Just do a quick search for crazy Arduino projects and you’ll get the picture. databot™ comes with all the technical details provided that you need to take control of the hardware using the Arduino IDE. Customize anything you want! This tool also enables you to change the behavior or use of databot™ for other software applications – for example, preparing it to connect to Excel through Data Streamer.
Wowzuh! Geeks, nerds, and coders grab a databot™ and Go Forth and Explore!
Vizeey™ Smart App
How to Use the Vizeey™ Smart App with databot™!
databot™ is the easiest way to start exploring the world of science through sensor data. In less than 60 seconds you can install Vizeey™, connect to databot™, and be conducting experiments! Watch the 60 second setup video to see how easy it is!
Ready to give it a try?! Fill out this form and receive a complete databot curriculum unit and a QR code that will enable you to test drive Vizeey™ with your students completely free of charge. You’ll be able to use the sensors built into your smart device – iPad, iPhone, or Android – and see for yourself how exciting and engaging working with sensors can be for students!
Our mission at databot™ is to make interacting with and understanding data and technology a beautiful, fun, and ubiquitous experience that crosses the traditional boundaries of all learning environments. The world is driven by data and we are driven to teach future generations how to use it for good. We create data powered technology and brilliant learning activities that empower students everywhere to think deeply, explore with passion, and solve our planetary scale challenges. databot™ was created to function as a highly versatile, multi-purpose tool capable of enhancing activities in all the core sciences as well as STEAM topics such as coding and physical computing. Activities around these themes are organized into learning units we call databot™ Explorations.
databot™ Explorations provide sensor driven experiences that make students comfortable with data – collecting it, seeing it, analyzing it, and understanding it. We need critical thinkers and problem solvers to take on our global challenges and data can unlock the world’s most challenging mysteries. databot™ Explorations are comprised of the following sections designed for ease of use by busy educators. Use the form below to download a complete Exploration ready-to-conduct in your classroom with only a smartphone to see how our activities work first hand!
Introduction & Objectives
This section includes the Subject and Topic, appropriate Age Range, Time to Execute, Learning Objectives, any Required Materials, Terminology, Preparation, and Curriculum Connections. Browse this introductory section to quickly get a complete picture of the activities and learning objectives associated with the Exploration.
PDQ Activities – Pretty Darn Quick!
Each Exploration includes 2 PDQs, fast and fun activities designed to be executed in 5-15 minutes. When conducted as a complete unit, the two PDQs lay the conceptual groundwork and establish the skills needed for a longer experiment. The concepts and learning objectives of the complete Exploration are reinforced through each activity which involves a variety of hands-on, physical interactions with scientific data. In addition, these fast and fun activities can serve a number of functions such as:
Icebreakers. For groups of students new to each other in a camp, new classroom, after-school program etc. PDQs can provide short, fun, collaborative experiences that facilitate getting to know one another.
Concept Enhancements. Quickly bring concepts to life using databot PDQs. Now, when you’re introducing scientific concepts like Ultraviolet radiation or Carbon Dioxide you can inject a fast and fun hands-on demonstration that brings abstract concepts to life.
Team Building. PDQs are perfect for collaborative learning where students will work together in small groups to devise experiments, gather data, and code clever projects that bring the numbers of science to life.
The experiment is designed to build on the skills and concepts introduced in the PDQs and will be around 30 minutes in length. Together, this sequence of three activities provides a deeper hands-on experience related to the topic. Together, the PDQs and Experiment will total about 50 minutes in length, designed to fit within a standard classroom period. Download a complete curriculum unit that you can conduct entirely with our app, Vizeey™, using the sensors on your smartphone!
Check for Understanding and Extensions
At the end of each Exploration extension activities are included for further investigation into the topic through challenges and data visualization activities to develop additional data literacy skills in students. Check for understanding questions are provided for entire Exploration that address the core topics addressed.
Teacher Resources and Standards Alignment
Teacher resources include a Lab Guide and Student Handout. The Lab Guide includes educator-specific support materials such as common Misconceptions, Guiding Questions, Answer Key, and Alignments with the NGSS standards. Some Explorations also include additional resource sheets depending on the topic, for example additional background information on some of the math behind an activity.
Standards and Alignment
databot™ curriculum is organized into curriculum units called Explorations. You can download a complete sample unit using the form below, as well as review more Exploration highlights in the curriculum tab.
Each Exploration is extensively supported with a Lab Guide that provides additional resources, standards alignments, clearly stated learning objectives, and tools such as common misconceptions and guiding questions to help educators implementing these lessons for the first time.
For science units, alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards is provided. Additionally, some Explorations will include NCTM alignments or other specific correlations to ISTE or other technology standards. Download a complete Exploration here, Ninja Physics, that you can use immediately using our app, Vizeey™, and your smart device – phone or tablet!