Inspire Bot

In the development of the Inspire STEAM Coding and Robotics curriculum, we tested many robots currently in the market. The reality was that none of them met all of the needs compatible with our CAPS-aligned curriculum. Hence we have developed our own robot, the Inspire Bot.

Powered by the BBC micro:bit it is designed to excite and appeal to a broad range of students including those who might have thought tech was not for them. By inspiring more young people to learn digital skills, the aim is to diversify the students who choose STEAM subjects as they progress through school and into their careers.

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that you can program and physically interact with.

With the Department of Basic Education launching Coding and Robotics as a subject in schools from Grades R to 9 over the coming years, the Inspire Bot is the ideal tool to introduce students to technology.

For further information regarding the Inspire Bot follow the link and if you wish to arrange a meeting with us to learn more about our Inspire STEAM Education programmes, please email Meg at



  • Quick and simple assembly (no soldering required or multiple wiring).
  • Code your Micro:Bit, slot it into the Inspire Bot, and play.
  • Two Geared.
  • Microsoft MakeCode editor (web and app-based).
  • Compatible with Android, Apple, Laptop, and Chromebook.
  • Code with Blocks, JavaScript, and Python.
  • Programmable servo.
  • Built-in rechargeable battery.
  • Bluetooth or USB connection.
  • Built-in microphone and speaker.
  • Programmable LED display.
  • Programmable buttons and lights.
  • Programmable radio communication from one Inspire Bot to the next.
  • Drawing feature.


  • Touch sensor
  • Light
  • Accelerometer
  • Temperature
  • Compass
  • Sound
  • Line following
  • Ultrasonic
  • Programmable buttons

Technical specification

  • Dimensions:164 x 110 110mm
  • Charging Voltage: 5V
  • Operating Voltage: 3.3V
  • Weight: 230g