DUMAQI is a screen-free tangible programming kit for children over three years old
Suitable for children over 3 years old
What is the connection between DUMAQI and programming?
Children arrange physical bricks to control DUMAQI and to get feedback. Through the process, children can learn computational thinking
What is the difference between similar products
- DUMAQI is suitable for preschool and elementary school children. It’s a teaching instrument with toy attributes.
- There are quite some advanced contents with DUMAQI.
- DUMAQI can draw very precisely, and the teacher can use GOBOT in mathematics class.
- DUMAQI is easily compatible with Lego bricks
The composition of DUMAQI
DUMAQI Standard Edition: 1 draw bot(built-in lithium battery), 1 control board(built-in lithium battery), 33 basic programming blocks, 1-2 maps, 1 charger line, 1 pen and, 5 smart cards. Expansions can be purchased as needed
Can DUMAQI be used in combination with Lego? Is using DUMAQI the same as playing Lego
DUMAQI is compatible with Lego bricks, which increases its content richness. DUMAQI as a robot is not equivalent to Lego or Lego robots, because we design DUMAQI with distinct purposes
Is DUMAQI compatible with all sizes of LEGO bricks?
Yes, small size bricks are preferred
Do I need to purchase batteries
No additional purchase required. DUMAQI has built-in rechargeable lithium batteries
What’s the maximum usage time for a set of fully charged DUMAQI
DUMAQI is durable for a maximum of 4 hours of continuous use
Do I need the internet
No internet required. At present, DUMAQI includes two main parts, the control board, and the draw bot. You may operate DUMAQI normally without the internet
Need to have prior programming experience
No programming experience is required. We design DUMAQI such that children could have their first programming experience
Do children need to be literate
In most cases, literacy is not required. Some courses need children to know basic numbers and a few English letters
Are there installations before use? Do I need to assemble it
No installation or assembly required, just turn on the power and you are ready to go. In the future, there will be an App for DUMAQI upgrade
Is DUMAQI safe for children
Very safe! Our products are fully compliant with relevant safety regulations. Among them, the built-in lithium battery has a battery protection circuit, so there is no need to worry about the battery exploding or burning. Besides, the output of the charging device is in a safe voltage range without causing any harm to the human body. DUMAQI uses Bluetooth and RFID wireless transmission methods. It is a low-power transmission. The amount of radiation generated will not cause any level of safety hazards to the human body. In fact, the radiation of mobile phones, computers, and home appliances is much larger than DUMAQI. The DUMAQI body’s protective case is made of food-grade materials. It is necessary to remind that children under three years old must use this product under the guardian’s supervision to prevent children from putting bricks in their mouths and causing dangers
Children with visual impairment
When we design the product, we fully consider the children’s perception of the product and make the product more child-friendly. The product design is simple, and the colors are diverse, which significantly reduces the difficulty of identification, and allows children with low vision to focus on learning and use
Can DUMAQI be used while charging
Yes, but we don’t recommend it. Due to battery aging, there could be potential security risks. It’s safe to charge when DUMAQI is off the power. After half an hour, it should ready to go for a couple of hours
Do I need an external device with a screen such as a mobile phone, tablet, or computer
No external device is required.DUMAQI is an educational product specially designed for children. To protect children’s eyesight, we use tangible programming solutions for education and entertainment. Children only need to use the packages provided by the DUMAQI official channel
What awards has GOBOT received
DUMAQI has received excellent praises and honors since its beginning. At present, it has won two of the world’s most distinguished design awards, namely the Red Dot Award and the IF Award
Do you provide relevant course materials?
Yes. According to different purchase plans, we provide corresponding materials. Please consult relevant channels for details
Where can I find educational resources?
According to different purchase plans, we provide matching course resources. Currently only available to customers who have purchased the product
What can be learned by using DUMAQI
Users can learn essential features of programming, arithmetics, basic geometry, how to think reversely, analyzing skills, and debugging skills
I am from an educational institute. What kind of supports do you have for me
For educational institutes, please consult the official channel for the “Partnership Manual,” we describe our supports in detail in the manual
How does DUMAQI help children concerning the school curriculum
- Train children’s short-term memory/working memory. The repeated practice of elementary school mathematics also has the same purpose.
- Develop children’s logical thinking ability, problem analyzing and solving skills
- Our course contains relevant knowledge of basic mathematics so children can understand abstract knowledge more intuitively.
- Develop children’s independent thinking ability
- Exercise and strengthen your child’s attention
Do these courses attract children
DUMAQI is a new object that children haven’t seen before, and the course content is novel. Children have a natural curiosity for new things. They enjoy controlling the car as their external body for various learning adventures
How long does it take to learn core knowledge in programming
First, you can learn how to use DUMAQI and basic programming features in 30 minutes. However, this is just the beginning. Our supporting courses for one or two semesters will guide children to learn advanced programming concepts, their mathematic applications, basic geometric knowledge, computational thinking
If we have parent-child time at home, what are the necessary knowledge that parents need to master
Parents do not need to have professional knowledge. Parents can refer to our supporting materials for guidance, but parents need to be able to understand the relevant content and understand the teaching methods in it. It’s not so hard
In addition to the standard instruction blocks, what other instruction blocks are there
We also provide various functional expansion blocks, such as conditional blocks, random blocks, music blocks, etc. We are also constantly innovating and designing more feature-rich programming blocks
How many DUMAQI can be used at the same time
Each DUMAQI draw bot and control board are paired independently. Multiple sets of products can be used simultaneously without interference. If you use multiple sets of products at the same time, we recommend you to label each set separately for easy identification
Why use multiple sets of DUMAQI
- Educate and entertain multiple children at the same time.
- Competitive electronic board games using multiple sets of DUMAQI
How many children should be allowed to share one set of DUMAQI
The answer differs due to different contents, courses, and conditions. Older children like 5-7 years old could share one set of for 2-4 people. We advise younger children to use one set per person
Can I design my map
Yes, you can design your map. If you have good ideas and ideas, please boldly make it a reality. Design it on your computer, and then send the file to the nearby manufacturer to get your own map. We have provided official design guidance documents, including templates, design methods, design ideas, etc. If there is any need, please contact the official channel (currently, we only provide services based on customer plans, and do not provide guidance for all customers for the time being)
Is there any discount
Please track our official website/social media page, or you can consult authorized distributors
Is there a warranty
There is a one-year limited warranty(free repair or replacement). Warranty is void when products are damaged due to external causes, including usage not following product instruction. Please refer to the official DUMAQI channel for specific warranty plans
What should I do if some parts are missing or damaged
You can purchase accessories through distributors (agency or officially authorized partners). Please consult the official channel for details
What is the return policy
We don’t support returns for purchases not made online. For details, please consult the official channel
How to buy additional building blocks
Please purchase through DUMAQI official channels
Errors of the angle observed after a few rotations
After a few rotations, errors about 1 ° may be accumulated, which is normal. When in use, make sure the plane is flat enough. Errors could also happen due to different friction coefficients of materials
- Please check whether the switches of the car and the control board are turned on. If it is out of battery, please recharge it first.
- If there are multiple sets of DUMAQI, please confirm whether they match.
- Please confirm that the programming blocks are placed correctly. For example, there is only one “repeated” programming block in the main program, and there are no blocks in the subroutine.
- Please check the wheels if they are stuck
What if I need a card, or the card is lost
Chips are built inside the DUMAQI official supporting cards. For purchase, you need to contact the official channel