Robot Messenger

Play Ideas

Send a special message using Dash & Dot!

What you'll need:

  • Dash
  • Dot
  • Tow Hook
Set up Time

30 minutes

  • String
  • Toys
  • LEGOs


Send a special Valentine’s Day message or gift to a friend using Dash & Dot, your trusty robot assistants! Think about what message you would like to send, and how you might program it through sounds, movements, colors, or lights!


  1. Do you have something special you’d like to send? Using accessories (like the tow hook), LEGO®, and props, build Dash into a delivery bot.

  2. Dash & Dot are great communicators. You can use lights, sounds, and movements to send your message. Build a program in that represents what you are trying to say through Dash & Dot.

  3. Plan out the route your robots are going to take! Is there a special delivery you want to make? Use Path or Blockly to measure out your route. Insert sounds and events that help you send your message!

  4. What obstacles might Dash & Dot encounter along the way? Be sure to navigate around furniture, doors, and other things between you and your friend.

Play Options:

Go App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Path App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

  • Draw a path for Dash to go pick up Dot! Then attach Dot to Dash using the tow hook and send it back to the beginning!
  • Can you use sounds and events to tell a story about this special delivery? Challenge yourself by adding obstacles!
  • How quickly can you complete this delivery? Using as few paths as possible, how can you complete this task?

Blockly App

Suggested for Ages: 8+

  • Can you use Blockly to plan a sequence of commands that will take Dash to Dot? Then, using the tow hook accessory, can you program Dash to take Dot back to the start?
  • Using the fewest number of blocks possible, how can you accomplish this task?
  • Using Control blocks, how can you introduce events to complete this challenge?
  • Challenge yourself even more by adding obstacles and timing yourself!

Xylo App

Suggested for Ages: 5+