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Tagsearly elementary, grown up kids, robot, tween
Have you ever wanted to design your very own robot, but didn’t have millions of dollars in funding and a team of genius scientists at your beck and call? Enter Cubelets, the interactive robotics kit, featuring small building blocks that can be used to build a variety of interchangeable robots. Cubelets are fun, and it’s a great way to teach your child about the amazing world of robotics, without breaking the bank.
In a nutshell, Cubelets are individual cubes that combine together to form a small robot with behavior based on the way it was constructed. Because of this versatility, your child can create many kinds of robots, each of which acts, reacts and moves differently than the last. For example, if your offspring were to combine a cube that reacts to motion sense with one that moves, and another cube that lights up, you could create a mobile, car-like robot that moved forward when it sensed motion nearby. Pretty soon, your child will be disassembling and reassembling the pieces in new ways to create all kinds of robots that move, spin, light-up, react to heat, and more.
Worry not, this is still very much a child’s toy and it was designed with nerdlings in mind (though I won’t blame you if you catch yourself making your own robot when nobody is watching). Since there isn’t any actual programming knowledge required, Cubelets is quite effective both as a toy and a learning tool. However, unlike most toys on the market, playing with Cubelets is able to evoke an interactivity that is near impossible to find elsewhere; it runs on pure creativity!
Maybe Cubelets is the toy that gets your child his or her advanced robotics degree years from now? You could always thank us later.