Marty the Robot


Learning Robotics Made Fun

A programmable walking robot with character.

Suitable for ages 8-18+

For kids, makers, and educators

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Walking

Marty's patent-pending walking mechanism gives him a unique walk. Walk, dance, turn, kick... It's easy to make your own movements!
Coding

Start coding Marty over WiFi using Scratch, developed by MIT for 8-16 year olds. Then move into real world languages like Python and Javascript
Customising

You can add extra sensors or even a Raspberry Pi to get Marty to do more advanced activities. You can also 3D print extra parts for your Marty - why not give him a hat or a backpack?

“Marty has been a head turner with students! He works really well across all of the age groups at GoCode. The younger kids love his human features and are able to use Scratch to get up and running with Marty quickly. For the older kids they’re able to explore coding in more detail by moving onto Python and see the physical connection between hardware and software.”

Rushil Shah, COO at GoCode Academy

“Having something physical to move, away from a computer screen, helps pupils better understand what happens when they input certain commands. It moves the lessons from theoretical to practical and pupils can see the interaction between software and hardware. Marty is cute and engaging which makes it easy to introduce him in the classroom. But he also demonstrates how coding can be applied in the real world as he can interact with his surroundings.”

Jonathan Baxter, Depute Head at The Flora Stevenson Primary School

“Playing and learning with Marty has been great fun, and it definitely has taught me a lot about engineering and computer programming which will help me in my future career. I definitely want to do engineering at university, and Marty has just made me more determined to make this happen. I have even taught Marty to feed my dog, so I’m wondering what other household chores he could help me with, maybe he could tidy my room or wash the dishes?! ”

Iona, 15 years old

Latest Tutorials & Guides

Start here if you've just got a Marty and need help and info on getting it built.

We've got detailed build instructions, and then a bunch of tutorials to help you start using your Marty.

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The little educational robot with a big personality

Marty the Robot is a fully programmable, WiFi enabled walking robot for kids, makers, educators

With nine individually controllable motors and a bunch of sensors, Marty can walk, turn, dance, kick a ball, and react to his environment. You can program Marty using Scratch, Python, Javascript and even ROS

Marty the Robot makes learning about programming, electronics, and mechanical engineering a fun, challenging and engaging process. Designed to be customisable with 3D printed parts, Marty is also completely upgradeable. Marty is even compatible with single board computers like the Raspberry Pi!

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Marty the Robot Assembled
£198.00  
RRP £230.00

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For
Kids

Build, Play & Program

Put the kit together — No soldering or special tools required!
Remote control over WiFi and through apps like Scratch

Simple, yet sophisticated. For anyone that likes or wants to learn Robotics

For
Makers

Tinker, 3D Print & Expand

Start in Scratch, improve and then progress on up to Python, C++.
Expand your knowledge and customise your Robot!

Open Source Friendly, with integration into ROS. Add sensors or a Raspberry Pi

For
Educators

Learn Code & Robotics

Useful for a range of lessons across many levels.
Learn & Teach Mechanics, Electronics and Computer Science. Available in class packs at a discount rate