Quincy the Robot Artist teaches Drawing, Math and Much More!
A woman’s voice says precisely, “Let’s finish the head by adding some hair to our squirrel.” In the silence that follows, I hear Pearl’s pencil sliding across her page. Then she drops her pencil, presses a button, and with a beep the English voice resumes its instruction. Quincy the Robot Artist is busy giving art lessons, and my four-year-old is loving it.
Meet Quincy the Robot Artist
Quincy the Robot Artist is an adorable 6-inch-tall blue robot with one eye to read QR codes and two arms to hold a pen. She (in our house, the girls refer to Quincy as a “she” but your kids might prefer “him”) comes with 64 cards with pictures, letters, numbers and games. Kids simply hold the card to Quincy’s eye and then begin drawing—or adding or spelling.
Lily and Jade all really enjoy drawing and cover multiple pages a day with their doodles, sketches, and notes. Pearl has fun following along with Quincy’s instructions. Jade (age 7) is a bit more of a perfectionist who has gotten frustrated when she can’t do it exactly the way Quincy does it. Quincy the Robot Artist does have a “redo” button on top so if a child misses a step (or gets frustrated by not doing it right), Quincy will repeat the last step.
Quincy the Robot Artist comes with four booklets that help kids turn their pictures into stories. Kids can choose between “In the Yard,” “In the Orchard,” “In the Room” and “In the Zoo.” The booklets range from Level 1 to 4, so you may want to start a younger child with the Level 1 drawings and then work your way through the booklets to the harder pictures.
Setting up Quincy
Quincy the Robot Artist and all her pieces come in a small box. It includes a USB charging cord for recharging her. I really appreciate the fact that she’s rechargeable and doesn’t require batteries! Quincy will draw for quite a while with Pearl—at least a good hour. When her pictures seem a bit wonky, we know it’s time to give Quincy a break and plug her in again.
Quincy comes with two markers / pens with felt tips, but we’ve had a similar set of markers in the past so I’m sure I could get more for her to use. Her arms attach via magnets and the pen has a small screw to hold it in place. We’ve had issues a couple times with getting the pen in the right place, but with a bit of fiddling, I think we’ve gotten it figured out.
Quincy is a mechanical wizard that teaches children how to draw, spell and count in a quick, easy and fun way. This device covers a wide range of educational subjects and it interacts with you in a casual conversational manner! With Quincy at hand, children will quickly learn how to draw and spell common objects. You can even ask Quincy math-related questions! Quincy will help sharpen a child’s artistic, grammatical and mathematical skills. It’s the perfect source of educational inspiration!
- Scan and Draw
- Spelling Games
- Math Games