Coding kits to keep kids curious


The Elecrow team are devoted in open source hardware industry and have a huge penchant for coding kits aimed at getting kids into this important industry at an early age. WE’ve sen coding “plays” a plenty, some superb, some highly questionable in what they teach (if anything rather than keep your money in your pocket). This new range from the Elecrow outfit are running on Kickstarter for a few more days with a decent discount for early-birds HERE. There is a trio of screen-free, LEGO compatible kits, an Inventor Kit based on micro:bit, with a four-in-one car that features obstacle avoidance function, line patrol function,  gesture control function, and Bluetooth remote control function:

There is the Creator Kit based on Arduino, its Bluetooth wireless connection mode lets you play some pretty superb online interactive games.

Or go Master kit and build a fully-functional piece of kit such as a phone, game console (supports 300+ open-source games), or a security radar.

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We’ve been lucky enought to have had a play with the Inventor kit, packed with plenty of pieces to keep young coders content for some time and certainly fun for grown-ups too. WE would like to add that the packaging is top quality too, highly colourful and sturdy so you’ve always somewhere safe to keep your kit. Take a look at what is on offer on their Kickstarter page, rewards start shipping this June.



About Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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