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What is Cubit?
Cubit is a platform for creating physical hardware projects controlled by a microprocessor. The hardware is plug-n-play, and the microprocessor is programmed visually. No coding or soldering required.
What is the minimum age requirement for Cubit?
Cubit uses low voltages and does not involve soldering, making it fun and safe. We recommend Cubit for creators age 6 and up.
What platforms are supported by Cubit Workshop?
Mac OS X, Windows 7, 8, & 10, and Chrome OS.
How does my program get from Workshop to the Cubit Controller? Does my computer need to be constantly connected?
Cubit talks to your computer wirelessly through Bluetooth. Once a program is sent to Cubit, it runs without requiring a connection to your computer.
Can I have more than six Smartwares plugged in at once?
Yes. The Expander Smartware expands a single Smartport to five additional Smartports. Using six Expander Smartware, you can expand a single Cubit Controller to have up to 30 Smartports.
How do I power Cubit?
You have the option of powering it directly from a USB power source or other DC power supply up to 6V. Smartware connected to the Controller will be powered automatically.
Can I attach my own sensors, motors or other electronics to Cubit?
Yes. Cubit also allows you to connect your own piece of electronics by using Cubit’s Analog and GPIO Smartware. GPIO Smartware come with a set of general-purpose I/O pins for you to connect your own custom electronics. You can then create custom commands within Workshop to identify and use your customized piece of electronics!
Can I program Cubit outside of Workshop?
Yes. Cubit Controllers run Lua, an open source scripting language. The visual programming interface in Cubit Workshop is meant to help you create programs quickly without coding, but you can still write Lua code directly if you prefer.
What is the range of the Bluetooth?
The Cubit Controller uses Bluetooth with an effective range of 15 to 20 feet.
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