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Thursday, 14 December 2017

We are huge fans of Simbrix, plastic puzzle-shaped beads, for pixel art and 2D construction. This year Simbrix launched a Kickstarter campaign to develop new kits, with improved storage, bricks colours and idea cards.

We'd like to think they got inspired by our discussions at the London Toy Fair, as everything we wished for Simbrix when they first launched, has come true with these new kits!

Disclaimer: Simbrix sent us a Cute Kit and Geek Kit to review. Our opinions are always our own.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

We were very excited to see the release of Kano Computer Kit Complete earlier this year and I've had the pleasure of trying it out at home with my boys aged 7 and 9.

The Kano Computer Kit Complete is a computer kit anyone can build and code with a Raspberry Pi 3 inside. The computer runs on a Kano OS.

Disclaimer: Kano sent us a Computer Kit Complete to review for this post, but our views are always our own.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Last week was Christmas jumper day at my kids' school and I tried to be organised this year and get the boys proper Christmas jumpers. I found a great one with flashing lights and a tune for my 9-year old but my youngest doesn't like the feeling of knitted fabric. I couldn't find anything that he liked or would be happy to wear.

We decided we'll have a go at making a homemade Christmas jumper using some of our maker tools. In this post, we'll share how we made our jumper and maybe you can have a go at creating one too!

The Da Vinci Jr 2.0 Mix is a new 3D Printer from XYZ Printing. The big feature here is that it supports colour mixing of two colours to create multi-colour prints in an inexpensive printer.

One of the common questions we get when we take a 3D printer to events is 'can you print in multiple colours'. It's definitely a feature that people are interested in and while this isn't full multicolour it's a step in that direction.

Disclosure: We were sent a Da Vinci Jr 2.0 Mix 3D printer to review. As always our opinions are our own.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Mi Band 2 fitness tracker from Xiaomi, is an affordable fitness tracker that measures, heart rate, steps, and activity with a digital display.

I have an original Mi Band (no digital display), which my teen used for a while but stopped using it as he had to constantly use his mobile phone to see any data.

The Mi Band 2 is much improved from the first model and now has a digital display which made us take a closer look to see if it's a good option for kids.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Ruby is our much-loved family pet and comes to work with Tracy and me twice a week. During our lunchtime walks, we come up with all the ideas we share on the Tech Age Kids blog. Thanks Ruby!

As it's Christmas and there's actually a lot of cool tech products for pet dogs, we thought we'd make a wish list for Ruby and other furry friends for families.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Yoto is a speaker with little kids in mind. Giving them access to music, audio books and other media without the distraction of a screen. Yoto is running a campaign on Kickstarter, but only has 24 hrs left...hurray if you want to support them!