Friday, February 19, 2016

Kamibot is a wonderfully fun way to teach kids coding

There seems to be no shortage of products that will help teach our kids programming so they can be ready to head out into this high-tech world. However, not all of these tools have the ability to hold the interest of young learners. Enter Kamibot, a cool coding tool for children which combines papercraft and robotics. A mobile app can control the hockey puck shaped robot straight out of the box, thanks to its infrared, ultrasonic, and gyroscopic sensors.

Geared towards kids 8-17, the Arduino-based Kamibot is compatible with the Scratch programming language, which uses drag-and-drop commands so kids can easily absorb the basics of coding. Foldable paper craft templates allow users to print off character designs and attach them to the robot. You can also mix and match the paper parts to personalize your toy.

For more details about the new Kamibot and to make a pledge from $89, head over to its Kickstarter page. If everything goes according to plan, backers can expect shipments to start sometime this May.

[h/t: SimpleBotics]

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