There are a plethora of toys that promise to teach your kid to code. Many of which scratch the surface of computer programming with intuitive drag-and-drop interfaces but fail to cover anything beyond the basics. Sparki, developed in the labs of ArcBotics, is a small tabletop robot designed to teach
“Code Lab” is a visual programming platform for beginners
Anki’s palm-sized Cozmo can play games and dance around, but now the adorable robot can teach your kids to code. Starting today, Cozmo owners will be able to program their playful robot pals using Code Lab, a visual programming platform for beginners. The platform is similar to MIT’s Scratch and takes a
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Sony, known for home appliances and gaming consoles, has developed a new toy hoping to change future generation’s outlook on engineering. Toio is a new robot-centric “game console” from Sony. At the core of Toio are tiny robotic cubes on wheels. The cubes aren’t really the toy itself but rather
The update is compatible with Lego, Sphero, and Parrot products.
Last year Apple launched Swift Playgrounds, a project to teach coding in a fun and easy manner that kids would enjoy. Swift Playgrounds teaches computer programming through a nifty iPad app. The interface is similar to sites like Codecademy, but it’s more colorful and visually entertaining, making it perfect for kids.
Update June 15, 2017: Woogie’s Indiegogo campaign was officially shut down. You can read their FAQ here. There are a plethora of smart toys on the market. Everything from talking dinosaurs to connected teddy bears and Woogie wants in on the action. Developed by a London-based team, Woogie is an AI-powered robot
Editor’s note: Kamigami is available in various models. This review highlights the Kamigami Spot. What’s a Kamigami? Kamigami is an origami-inspired robotics kit for kids ages 8 and up. The kit includes all the necessary parts and gizmos to build a fully functioning bug robot, but there’s a unique twist
The essentials of preschool have been fairly simple for many years. Reading a picture book here and writing your name there. A new robotics startup from Denmark wants to add coding to that list of essential skills with its little robot, KUBO. KUBO is an educational robot for preschool children, listed
LEGO BOOST is the company’s latest brick kit for budding makers and coders. The kit includes 840 standard LEGO bricks with three BOOST bricks: a computer, a color sensor, and a motor. It’s a bit like Mindstorms but is easier to use with its own companion app. The LEGO Boost kit