Friday, 21 October 2016

We've tried out the Makeblock mBot 1.1, the updated version of the mBot robot that we have previously reviewed and used in projects. We're big fans of Makeblock's mBot range of robots for kids. We've returned to our original mBots over and over and recommend them to kids at our Coder Dojo.

Disclosure: Makeblock kindly sent us an mBot 1.1. to review. We previously backed the Kickstarter project for the original mBot. As always, our opinions are our own.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The rapid advancement of technology can make some people really nervous. What does the future hold for humanity with the development of robots, virtual reality, wearables and other innovative technologies? Technology can't take away our value system, unless we choose to ignore our guiding compass to make decisions and take action.

The 20th of October is #WorldValuesDay and gives us an opportunity to stop and think what is important to us.

School of Code is a multiplayer coding platform, which allows members to learn to code whilst playing games. You start by creating your own pixel character, by coding it using HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Tech Age Kids has developed a set of projects that use the Electroninks Circuit Scribe range to introduce kids and beginners to both electronics and technology innovators from history. These are both topics that we think it's important for modern kids to learn about and we've had a lot of fun combining them.

If you're not familiar with Circuit Scribe, then start with our review.

Let's take a look at the new wearable devices for children and tweens that are the latest models in 2016. Kids wearables can be useful, motivational, and just plain fun.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Makeblock are back on Kickstarter and this time they've got an awesome modular programmable drone, the Airblock. (Makeblock make the mBot and mBot Ranger which are two of our favourite programmable robots for kids.)

Tech Age Kids partnered with BFX Festival for the first time this year, to bring together a family tech event to inspire the next generation of games and visual effects enthusiasts. Together with the University of Bournemouth, Arts University Bournemouth, Computing Museum, Code Club, So Make It, Dorset Troopers and Barclays Digital Eagles, the event was a great success and attended by 100s of families.