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Learning Electronics with soldering and/or breadboard could be very tedious (and dangerous for young children). Circuit Scribe allows you to actually "draw" the circuitry path out, so that you can visualise how the current flow, all without the need of any soldering and breadboard. Having to draw the circuity path out makes it easy for children to understand how electronic flow and grasp the key concepts immediately. The instruction guides are available in the kits and are useful especially the one in the Marker Kit as it is more comprehensive and includes more examples. Children can use it to start learning Voltage, Resistor, LED, NPN Transistor, Touch sensor, etc. These are the Best Kits for children to build a solid Electronics foundation.
Home Page - https://www.circuitscribe.com/
Community - https://sketch.circuitscribe.com/
Sketch Portal - https://sketch.circuitscribe.com/dashboard
This DIY Robot comes with 9+1 Servo motors. Building the IronBot requires time and effort which lead your Kid to be able to appreciate both mechanical as well as electronics components of robot. Download the X-Link App to your smart device (Apple/android) and you can start controlling the IronBot immediately. The X-Link App is a block-based programming (similar to Scratch), which kids can start coding even without any knowledge on programming. You can also program the IronBot using Scratch (windows O.S only). The IronBot comes with a head-stand which you can attach your smart device onto, program via X-Link app and you can start interacting with your own IronBot.
Home Page - http://en.robospace.cc/
It is all about Innovation, Creativity and Fun with littleBits.
littleBits has about 100+ modules (called Bits) which can be snapped together to form many fun and interesting projects. Projects can include handclap LED (light), Bluetooth-enabled toy car, alarm system for intruders and many more. You can also learn more about Projects by using the littleBits app. The littleBits app is a good tool to learn from others and also share your new ideas to the world.
Each kit comes with different Bits. The Rule-Your-Room kit consists of a Makey Makey Module; the Gizmos & Gadget includes 2 sets of Bluetooth Low Energy Modules; the Smart Home Kit includes the cloudbit while the Arduino Kit includes the Arduino Module. Each bit on different Kit sets can be combined and form a bigger and more innovative project. I recommend young Kids to start with the Rule-Your-room kit, and then advance to Gizmos to explore the world of Bluetooth technology. For teenagers and adults, I would recommend the Smart-Home Kit and Arduino Kit. You can start building your first IoT (Internet of Things) gadget and learn about IFTTT in no time.
Home Page - http://littlebits.cc/
Project - http://littlebits.cc/projects
- littleBits Arduino - There are many approaches to learn about Arduino and electronics, such as using components with breadboard, shield or modules from littleBits. For young Kids who are new to Arduino, I recommend using the littleBits' modules. This is the easiest approach to learn about Arduino, which allows Kids to focus on coding while making use of the existing littleBits modules.
Makey Makey is An Invention Kit for Everyone. It is an electronic invention tool and toy that turns everyday objects into touchpads and connects to the computer. The most famous example is of course the banana. With the Makey Makey, children can make any conductive materials act as the input device for a computer, with no programming or software needed. All you need is the conductive materials and surf the web to find a cool application to get started.
Home Page - http://www.makeymakey.com/
Makey Makey's Labz - https://labz.makeymakey.com/#/
Cool App - http://makeymakey.com/apps/#goapps
You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. This little device has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet – clever!
To know more about the hardware - http://www.microbit.org/hardware/
Find out more about the softwares - http://www.microbit.org/code/
To Get to know about micro:bit in general - http://www.microbit.org/about/
Ozobot 2.0 Bit
This robot may be tiny but it is surely very powerful. This is why this robot is voted Best Robot in 2015. Ozobot uses optics to detect colour and move accordingly. You can either draw the colour lines on paper or use the available colour lines on tablets. The app running on tablet comes with many challenges which can stimulate and enhance kid's logic skills to solve problems. It is fun to play even alone or compete with family to enjoy twice the fun. My recommendation is to use tablet instead of handphone. This Ozobot is suitable even for young children as it uses colour as a way of coding. Your child will gain confidence in logic and programming in NO Time.
Home Page - http://ozobot.com/
Education - http://ozobot.com/stem-education
Please note the following:
1. Some of the products include small parts which may not be suitable for young children.
2. Some of the products require power either through AC power or battery pack. Please handle with care.
3. Some of the products require application running on Smart phone / tablet. Alway install the app to ensure your phone support the app.