Friday, 21 July 2017


The KANO Pixel Kit is a programmable 8 x 16 grid of RGB pixels (and more.) We backed the Kickstarter campaign and it has arrived.

I tested the Pixel Kit with my 9-year-old son as he shares my love of pretty lights.

Slightly annoyingly our kit isn't the retail kit, but it does pretty much the same thing so our review should still be useful.

We should note that the KANO App is in beta. We mention some things that we don't think are working as well as they could because our reviews are always honest (and often things we mention get addressed in future releases.) But the kit has only just reached backers and it's early days.

Basically, we love the kit, but we want it to be even better!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017


Brixo is a LEGO-compatible electronics kit with conductive blocks, lights, motors and sensors. The chrome-coated LEGO compatible bricks mean that you can add controllable lights and motors to projects without needing wires.

We backed the Brixo Kickstarter and recently received our Brixo Standard kit.

Friday, 14 July 2017


RoboSpace, a robot maker from China, are back on Indiegogo with IronBot Mate, a new buildable robot for kids with graphical coding. 

They previously ran a successful campaign to launch an IronBot walking robot

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Snapino is a new product from the Snap Circuit range. It includes an Arduino UNO development board that works with Snap Circuits components to introduce the Arduino hobbyist electronics platform.

Disclosure: We were sent a Snapino kit to review. As always, our opinions are our own.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

We're keeping track of the best kid and family tech and STEM toys for Amazon Prime Day over on our deals page, but I thought it was worth highlighting some of the best deals we've found so far.

Note that these deals are only valid for Amazon Prime Day 11th July 2017. You must be an Amazon Prime member but you can join up and get the deals.

Geeky note: We're rather pleased that it's Prime day on the 11th day of the 7th month of 2017. 11, 7 and 2017 are all prime numbers. Awesome.

Disclosure: Tech Age Kids is an Amazon associate and we may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through a link on our website.


We're super excited to see Beasts of Balance back on Kickstarter with a new game mode (Battles), more beasts, and game battle cards. As early backers of the original game, we've had lots of fun playing the core game already. Read our review here).

Beasts of Balance is a stacking game for tech age families, bringing together physical and digital play. It's definitely worth a spot in the family board game collection.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Nikola Tesla was an inventor from Serbia who moved to America to take his ideas forward. Telsa was an electronics pioneer, much of the technology we use today can be traced back to him. Some of his ideas haven't been fully developed even now.

Tesla was born on July 10th, 1856. Legend has it, he was born in a lightning storm. I think it's fair to say that Nikola Tesla was a genius.