Wednesday, 20 February 2019

We came across Robolink three years ago when they brought Codrone to life, through a Kickstarter campaign. As a company they are on a mission to help people (and children & teens) understand how modern technology works and make it and code it! Their Codrone project is a great success and used in many schools to teach coding, engineering and drone flying skills. All very useful for a digital future.

Well, in 2019, Robolink has done it again, with a new Kickstarter campaign Zumi! It's an automated car which helps you learn about AI (artificial intelligence) and vehicle automation, just the type of skills our kids will need and use in their future.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

It seemed appropriate to publish the second edition of our book, micro:bit in Wonderland, on Valentine's Day. After all the book and story is peppered with hearts, admittedly not all are lovely hearts, as you will find out with the Queen of Hearts!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Wonder Workshop has recently announced a new add-on kit for Dash and Cue - The Gripper Building Kit. Dash and Cue are programmable robots which are great for education and home use. Over the years we've followed the development of Wonder Workshop's robots and kits and they are definitely worth investing in for STEAM education and exploration.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

During a long-haul flight recently I happened upon a documentary about Hedy Lamarr. Naturally writing for Tech Age Kids, I knew who she was and I was curious to find out more about her life. (Her birthday is 9 November and we celebrated her life on the blog.) It was a fascinating documentary and well worth a watch if you can find it online.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

BETT is an annual event in London to showcase the best in educational technology. Tech Age Kids attended the event to see what's new for 2019 and how education is fairing in helping kids learn the right skills for the digital future.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Artie 3000 is a new programmable floor robot for children aged 7-12 which has the ability to hold a pen and draw.

Artie is new for 2019 from Educational Insights and is launching at CES.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

We were an early adopter of Beast of Balance when we backed their crowdfunding campaign in 2016 The company, Sensible Object continuously developing the game by adding more game pieces and new gameplay strategies.

Beasts of Balance hasn't been out to play for a while in our family, so my boys were keen to try out the new beasts and gameplay modes. The connected game is a fab choice for family board game nights! I love the new flamingo and unicorn beasts.

Disclaimer: We have been sent some add-on packs and Battle Cards for the purpose of this review. As always your opinion is our own.