I used to think I was ahead of the curve in using technology. That was until I had grandchildren. They seem to soak up the concept straight from the crib! And while I am all about having fun, I love fun that includes learning something they will be able to use in the future. One of the ways that we do this is with the brain-bending kits from Tech Will Save Us.
About Tech Will Save Us
Is the one-stop shop where playful actions like twisting controls to create synthesizing sounds are sparking innovation in children from preschool to middle school. The wide assortment of toys get kids to create new things, solve problems and invent their own future all using technology.
Tech Will Save Us is known for their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) toys that encourage learning with open-ended play, collaborative experiences, and most importantly, fun!
We are challenging our kids with the following kits:
The Micro:bit is the perfect kit to introduce coding to children. Start your children off with this starter kit that includes the best hands-on learning experience to coding. This set includes a BBC micro:bit, one USB cable, a battery pack, and two AAA batteries. The instructions are easy enough to follow as you set up the micro:bit hardware. Then the fun starts as you learn to code the instructions that tell your micro:bit what to do. Finally, you transfer the code to the micro:bit and watch your instructions being carried out on the micro:bit.
This set is an add on to the starter set BBC Micro:bit. Children will learn to code and build three unique robots. Simply pick the bot – ArtBot, GolfBot, or RoomBot and get started with the coding. Once completed send the code from your computer to your micro:bit and be amazed as your robot springs into action. This kit includes several pieces and parts to build several projects. Note: Make sure to not destroy the box as it is used as the body of the robots. As an add on product, this set does not include the BBC Micro:bit. If you need a set that includes the micro:bit, make sure to order the Micro:bot Pack that also includes it.
This add on kit has the pieces and parts (includes copper tape, crocodile clips, a buzzer, and some cables) to make any of the projects available in the online platform. Most of the pieces are reusable so you can continue to create new projects. This set does not include the micro:bit which is needed in order to complete the projects. If you need a set that includes it, make sure to order the Micro:craft Pack so you have all the parts needed.
This add on set teaches children how to code a set of programmable LEDs that can be attached to just about anything. Now your child can clip it, code it, and stick it with the light strip included in this kit. As this is an add on unit, the Micro:bit is not included. If you need the Micro:bit as well, make sure to order the Micro:mods Pack that includes it.
These kits are great. The basic kit that you need for everything else to build on is the micro:bit. After that, the add on kits will expand the projects and skills needed to create bigger, badder, and more exciting projects. If you are just starting your set of kits, make sure to take a look at the Micro:master Pack to save a little money and a lot of time. The micro:master pack includes 1 x BBC micro:bit, 1 x micro:bot kit, 1 x micro:mods kit and 1 x micro:craft kit. This combination kit has everything to keep your budding coder busy.
Additionally, when you purchase any of the Micro line you will also receive FREE access to Club Make where you can find hundreds of projects to complete and community full of future innovators to share your ideas.
These kits are far more than a toy. Yes, they are a ton of fun; but they are meant to challenge your children in the area of technology. This holiday season, challenge your kids with brain-bending kits from Tech Will Save Us. What a great way to introduce them to the world of coding, building, and then seeing their program executed in their end product. Exposing your children to technology that will challenge them is a great way to give them the skills to succeed in the work place.
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