Meet Artie 3000™

Meet Artie 3000™
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Say hello to Artie 3000™, the coding, drawing robot! Artie introduces the basics of coding and fuels creativity and imagination. Children write the code and Artie draws the lines! With four modes of play: pre-programmed shapes, games, art for colouring and freeform coding, children will love coding Artie to draw anything.

What does Artie do?

Children develop left-brain skills including basic programming, geometry and maths as they control Artie, and right-brain skills including creativity, imagination and expression as they develop patterns and drawing.

Artie has his own built-in WIFI Server which allows children to code anywhere with no internet connection needed.

How does Artie work?

Artie uses easy-to-use drag and drop programming that can be used on a Mac, PC or tablet. There are four modes of play including pre-programmed shapes, games, art for colouring and freeform coding with browser-based apps; point and click and remote control. There are also further coding languages that will extend coding knowledge, these include: Blockly, Snap!, Javascript and Python.

Artie uses a thin, washable, felt-tip pen to draw the designs that are coded. Children can code Artie to lift the pen up and also put the pen down onto the paper to draw.

Artie has pre-programmed codes that he can draw such as:

  • Everyday shapes including a square, triangle, circle and an octagon
  • A star and mandala style design
  • Games including noughts and crosses, hangman and a maze
  • Artiecan also write ‘Artie Party!’
  • Or children can create their own code to make Artie draw or write anything they want

Point and Click

Point and click is a browser-based app that allows children to code Artie by using their finger or mouse. They just click anywhere on their Mac, PC or tablet to tell Artie where to move. Their imagination is the limit.

Remote Control

The remote-control browser-based app allows children to draw with Artie by using the on-screen buttons or arrow keys on a keyboard to move Artie in all directions.

Artie’s success so far

Artie won the London Toy Fair’s Hero award in the Tech Toys category.

For more information on Artie and to learn how you can extend coding skills visit