Got a little engineer in your life? We found plenty of toys they can build, program, and even launch into the air. Check them out!
Christmas is less than a month away. So if you have a little scientist or engineer, you’re scouring reviews for the best STEM gadgets. And that’s where this roundup comes in. If you want to give gifts that go beyond dolls and action figures, we’ve got 10 to suggest.
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A coding robot is an excellent way to introduce coding and robotics to a youngster. We love the ClicBot because the pieces click together, making them easy for small hands to manipulate.
Then, if your child loves hands-on physics projects, there’s the Smartivity Hydraulic Plane Launcher Wooden Model. It’s fun to assemble and, as per the name, launches a paper plane into the air.
Introduce your child to STEM concepts through play this holiday season with these incredibly cool gifts.
1. The Petoi Bittle STEM Kit open-source robot dog teaches coding in Scratch/C++/Python and suits all ages.
Petoi Bittle STEM Kit open-source robot dog design
Introduce your child to coding with the Petoi Bittle STEM Kit open-source robot dog. Its DIY design offers a hands-on way to learn STEM and robotics concepts. Kids can build their pet, customize it, and program it with cute tricks.
Get it for $214 on the official website.
2. The Circuit Coder MicroPython on ESP32 Starter Kit can teach even complete beginners industry-level techniques.
Circuit Coder MicroPython on ESP32 Starter Kit in use
The Circuit Coder MicroPython on ESP32 Starter Kit shows teens how to program and create the products they use every day. Using the ESP32 microcontroller, learners develop a working understanding of Python. They’ll also learn to use and control electronic components.
Get it for $89.99 on the official website.
3. The Computer Engineering for Babies book introduces basic computer logic gates while letting them push as many buttons as they please.
Computer Engineering for Babies educational book demo
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