Hold on, tech isn’t just for adult tech geeks, it’s for kids, too! Whether your junior tech-head is after some fun or some learning, there are gadgets galore to make his or her life a little more fun.
The UBTECH Jimu Robot Buzzbot/Muttbot Robotics Kit is DIY funs for kids. Its snap-together components can form a robot that can be programmed and controlled with a Smartphone app. The toy has a “STEM” designation, which stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, Math” and helps kids develop their problem-solving skills as well as logical thinking. It retails for $150.
For kids (and their parents) who have the patience to build a “Mini-Me” robot, The Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS is a 4-foot tall version that fits the bill perfectly. You can program it to say more than 1,000 phrases and it also features voice recognition. The bot responds to instructions and can be used with a Smartphone app. It retails for around $175.
The SAM Science Inventor Kit isn’t a robot, but rather a fun, interactive electronics kit that kids and adults can fiddle around with. It was created in partnership with the London Science Museum and you can learn about Morse code, alarm systems, interactive games, and coding, to start. There’s a Smartphone app too, and budding engineers and tech-heads won’t be able to get enough of this STEM-designated gadget. It retails for about $139.