The Best Tool to Teach Technology

Play with Robots to Master Critical Thinking Skills across Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects

How it Works

Virtual Worlds
Students have fun learning while playing in simulated 3D environments

Real Robots
Robots make learning come alive and engage students with real challenges

A gentle learning curve ensures coding novices become code wizards

1. Connect Blocks/Code in Javascript

Blocks command your robot to move, make sounds, react with sensors and more. Drag blocks from the library to create programs. Advanced students can code in Javascript or a combination of blocks and Javascript.

2. "Start" to Simulate

Click "Start" to run your program in the simulator. Watch your robot interact with the 3D environment you've created. Gravity, sensors, chemical reactions, electricity are all simulated.

3. "Link" to the Real World

Connect your robot and click the "Link" button to run your program on the robot. RobotMagic supports popular robots on Chromebooks, PCs and Macs.

Teachers, Parents and Kids love RobotMagic:

"One of the great features of RobotMagic is that it lets us go from working with languages like Scratch and block based coding to working with real robots in a virtually seamless transition."

Len Erickson Ph.D.
VP of Education Services

"RobotMagic was instrumental in helping my daughter learn to code"

Rosa Douglas

"I Love RobotMagic! I've build a video game, programmed an Arduino greenhouse, and done line-following with my Mindstorm."

12 Year Old Student

Computational Thinking

RobotMagic was built by Stanford computer scientists to help teach students how to use computers as tools. We want students to learn how to use computers to solve problems. Instead of passively using devices to consume, we want students to create. Doing this requires students to engage in computational thinking- to think with math and logic, understand data, and debug problems until they're solved. RobotMagic makes this easy with interactive courses. Read More..

Interactive Courses and Teacher Tools

RobotMagic combines an innovative 3D environment with an advanced online learning system to improve STEM education. Teachers deploy interactive courses from our library or customize course content with web-based tools. They enroll students or let them self-register for courses. Teachers monitor student achievement with graphs or export results to other learning systems.

Robots in the Classroom

RobotMagic makes robots come alive by ensuring student success. Students start learning skills with guided challenges in simulated environments before progressing to more difficult challenges in the real world. Robot actuators and sensors are accurately modeled to support easy transition between simulated and real-world work. Teachers use RobotMagic to engage small student groups with real robots while the rest of the class learn skills in the simulator. RobotMagic supports Lego Mindstorm NXT/EV3, Arduino, Scribbler, Finch, mBot, BlinkyTape and Aseba Thymio robots.


Program a real or simulated Arduino with blocks or Javascript to create interactive electronic objects. The simulator comes with components to build all sorts of interesting projects: servos, leds, wires, etc. Once you've build and tested a project in the simulator you're ready to reproduce it in the real world. Support for hundreds of Arduino libraries means you can build almost anything!


Make anything you want in RobotMagic! Construct colorful objects in your browser and watch the 3D printer as it builds what you designed in seconds. You can also design mechanical contraptions and bring them to life with gears and motors: clocks, differentials, analog computers. Shape and pose a human figure however you want and then animate it to create realistic movements like dance, sports and more. Achieve realistic movements by coordinating joints. In the Robot worlds you can combine multiple robots and 3D content for even more fun!

Block Coding

Drag blocks together to make the robots do what you want. Change block parameters to change their behavior. Click the "Run" button or the "Start" block to run your code Click the "Step" button to run your code one block at a time Use "Loop" blocks to repeat actions Use the "If" block to take different actions. Click its "star" icon to add "else if" and "else" branches Store numbers in named variables to make your code more powerful Structure your program with procedures to write more complex code. Click the "Link" button to load your code to a robot. Click the "Code" button to view and edit your code using Javascript


RobotMagic blocks translate to Javascript code. You can see the equivalent Javascript as you change a block's parameters. Click on "Code" to view and edit all the code that makes up a program. Run Javascript code by clicking the "Run" button. You can use any valid Javascript with RobotMagic worlds. RobotMagic includes a powerful Javascript "Integrated Development Environment" that let's you edit Javascript and run code line by line. Press the "Step" button to step one line at a time whenever you want: from the program's start, after a breakpoint, or even when the program is running. Breakpoints let you pause program execution wherever you want. Set as many breakpoints as you want! RobotMagic includes "Rosetta Stone Transpiler" technology to transpile Javascript code to popular devices like: Arduino, Lego Mindstorm NXT, Aseba Thymio, mBot and Scribbler. Just click the "Link" button to link your Javascript code to run natively on any of these devices. Javascript function that you define in the "MyCode" region will be assigned to custom "Blocks" that you can use in Block programs. This greatly expands the power of block programming in RobotMagic.

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