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
If you haven’t heard the news, Cozmo is the smartest toy robot on the market right now. He’s super intelligent and emotive, about the closest thing to a real-life WALL-E. The company behind the lovable robot, Anki, has made available an SDK for anyone wanting to program his or her
We’ve been covering STEM robots for a couple years now. One robot that has remained at the top of our list is Ozobot. The plucky robot is smaller than a tangerine but smarter than an apple. The newest iteration is Evo, and although it looks identical to the original, it
Zee Dubrovsky is on a mission to make robots that teach people how to code. It’s not an easy task, though, especially when fitting in all ages between four and ninety-nine. Dubrovsky and his team have over fifty years of collective experience in consumer products and educational services, stemming from
It won’t trek across Martian soil or run on solar power, but Plum Geek’s new Spirit Rover kit looks just like the real deal. The small robotics kit is modeled after NASA’s Mars rover, Spirit, but comes at a fraction of the size (and cost). Perfect for exploring planetary tabletops,
The norm for the drone industry is to market a finished product. One that is polished and ready to go without assembly. However, San Fransisco startup, Flybrix, has decided to make a business out of the opposite. For $149, they’ll send you a disassembled drone to be made of LEGO.
It’s been a year since Sphero’s education-centric robotic ball, SPRK, hit the market. With much praise from educators and parents alike, the company has rolled out the second iteration aptly named SPRK+. The spherical toy is cousins with Star Wars’ BB-8, but smarter and more user-friendly. It won’t hitch rides