RS Components introduces the MekaMon robot for 
educational markets and users

Developed by Reach Robotics, new Berserker v2 robot and app 
delivers both entertainment and an exceptional coding and learning experience for students and engineers of all ages

LONDON, UK, 10 July 2019 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, today announced availability of the new MekaMon Berserker v2 robot (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/robots-robot-parts/robots/educational-robots/?applied-dimensions=4291333928), developed by Reach Robotics. MekaMon is not only the world’s first gaming robot, but is also ideal for robotics engineers and hobbyists, and for a wide range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students from those still in the early stages of school, up to those studying engineering at university.

Offering an outstanding build quality, the MekaMon robot is a fully programmable four-legged unit that offers lifelike movement with three degrees of freedom per leg and exceptional flexibility. Designed to entertain, inspire and educate – the latter of these is a key application for MekaMon: specially developed for use with the robot is the ReachEdu app, which enables students and others to connect to their Apple or Android based device and helps them learn how to code.

Using visual programming suites, such as MekaDraw, MekaMotion and MekaCode, the ReachEdu app provides users with a comprehensive introduction to coding without the need for any prior specialist knowledge and enables them to create their own programs for the robot. At introductory levels, there are built-in guided-learning missions that take learners on a journey of adventures – with the eventual aim of transitioning the learning experience from simple block-based programming to writing code and enabling them to access a range of input and output commands and take full advantage of MekaMon’s suite of sensors and fluidic movements.

Available in three colours – black, white or grey – the MekaMon Berserker v2 robot offers Bluetooth LE connectivity, 1.5 hours of play for each 60-minute battery charge, and full modularity for easy storage. It is shipping now from RS in the EMEA region.

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About RS Components
RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents has seven operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA and Monition.

For more information on RS, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com/web/.

Editorial Contact:
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components
aakriti.kaushik@rs-components.com
+44 (0) 7795 400651

PR Agency Contact:
Janice Fenton
Account Director
Publitek Technology PR
janice.fenton@publitek.com
+44 (0) 1225 470000

Further information is available via these links:
Twitter: @RSComponents; @designsparkRS
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/
DesignSpark
www.rs-online.com/designspark
Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com