What equipment is required to operate the robot and what are its technical requirements?

Modified on Mon, 06 May 2024 at 09:36 AM

To operate the robot, you can use:

  • phone or tablet with Android or iOS and Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0,
  • a computer* (desktop or laptop) with Windows, macOS, or ChromeOS, 
  • whiteboard/interactive monitor*.

*For a computer and whiteboard, the Photon Magic Dongle adapter is required.

Below you will find a list of technical requirements to connect to the robot and allow the installation of the corresponding application.



Mobile devices: Photon EDU app, Photon AI, Photon Robot and Photon Coding


Android devices
Android devices - minimum requirements:

  • Operating system: Android 5.1,
  • RAM: 1GB+,
  • Processor: 1.50 GHz,
  • CPU cores: 4,
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0.

Android devices - recommended requirements:

  • Operating system: Android 9.0 or higher,
  • RAM: 4GB,
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz,
  • CPU cores: 8,
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 or higher.


iOS devices

iOS devices - minimum requirements:

  • Operating system: iOS: 12.0,
  • RAM: 2GB,
  • Processor: Apple A7,
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0.

iOS devices - recommended requirements: 

  • Operating system: iOS: 16.0,
  • RAM: 3GB,
  • Processor: Apple A10 or higher,
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0.



Desktops and laptops: Photon Magic Bridge application


Windows devices

Windows devices - minimum requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 (or higher),
  • 32-bit or 64-bit system,
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 6th generation,
  • RAM: 2 GB.

Windows devices - recommended requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (or higher),
  • 32-bit or 64-bit system,
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 7th generation or higher,
  • RAM: 8 GB.


macOS devices

macOS devices - minimum requirements:

  • Operating system: macOS 10.11 (El Capitan),
  • 64-bit system,
  • Processor: Intel or Apple M1,
  • RAM: 2 GB.

macOS devices - recommended requirements:

  • Operating system: macOS 13 (Ventura),
  • 64-bit system,
  • Processor: Intel or Apple M1,
  • RAM: 8 GB.

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