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Here's where you'll find all the latest news about technology for children. We love to follow cool new inventions on Kickstarter and we hunt out all the latest announcements about tech toys and gadgets for the coming Christmas holidays. You'll also get our take on children's technology stories in the media.

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Our kids technology product reviews are intended to help you work out whether a toy, gadget or kit is a good fit for your child or family. There's lots of cool stuff available, but is it the right choice for the child or teenager that you are buying for? We'll help you make the right choices and get the best value for money.

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Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends assemble. We create gift lists to help you make good choices for kids technology which helps them develop the right skills for the future. We research the best in Coding Toys and Games, Making / Craft Tools and Kits, STEM/STEAM related gifts, Programmable Robots, Electronics Kits and Gadgets for Tech Age Kids and Teens.

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Get crafty with technology. Here we'll post all our ideas and projects using technology to get creative and making with kids. You'll find anything from making a lemon battery to a glow-in-the-dark Minecraft sword. Our projects are tried and tested on our own kids or at events we run, so we are sure you can have a go at home with your kids. Some of our projects use specific tech gadgets which we provide links for you to purchase.

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STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In recent years there is an increased focus in these areas of study. We like to include Art and Design too, so we often talk about STEAM (A stands for Art). At Tech Age Kids we believe Coding is a new literacy and children need to understand how technology works, practice making skills and grow in their curiosity to make a better future for us all.

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Coding is increasingly being recognised as an important skill for children to learn. Some will learn to code at school or at a coding club, but it's brilliant if they get support at home too.

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We think it's really important for kids to get hands-on with electronics and learn how to make circuits and write code to control hardware. Younger kids can start with conductive playdough. For kids who like to combine craft and tech, littleBits are fab. And we love SAM Labs wireless electronics components for making it easy for kids to make Internet of Things inventions. Lots of electronics kits for kids have support for the Arduino microprocessor environment. The DuinoKit Jr is one of our favourites. Arduino is a fab skill for older kids and teens to develop.

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We love robots at Tech Age Kids, especially programmable ones. We've got lots of them and write reviews and projects that use them. Our programmable robots for kids buying guide is a good place to start if you're not sure what's available. Roby the mBot Meccano robot dog is one of our popular projects and has been with us to lots of events. Our Ozobot LEGO trailer is fab for kids who love LEGO and robots.

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We're advocates of the creative use of technology, but this needs to be balanced with developing physical skills such as papercraft, woodwork, clay modelling, technical drawing and soldering. If children don't develop these skills as they grow up then physical making projects can become frustrating rather than fun. The Maker Community uses the term 'making' as a broad term to include all sorts of artisan skills or craft activities. Being able to make things can lead to life-long hobbies or even careers. It's a great feeling to be able to take a project from an idea in your head to a real object that does something. We're particularly interested to explore products that combine maker skills with tech skills such as electronics but others focus purely on the physical making skills that are still important to modern making.

Kid Tech Crowdfunding Campaigns Roundup Feb March 2016


This is the February / March 2016 edition of the Tech Age Kids roundup of interesting kid tech crowdfunding campaigns. The projects featured here have launched since our last roundup and many will be available to back into March 2016. Some are ending soon so get in quick if you're interested.

This month we've also launched a Crowdfunded Kid Tech magazine on Flipboard where you can keep up to date on new campaigns in between our regular roundups and features.

We'll also be keeping you up to date about successful crowdfunded kid tech projects and sharing reviews of projects that completed.



    Toy Tech

    PixiKits


    PixiKits are tech toys that children assemble and customise themselves from kits. The initial Kickstarter kit is a bright pink bunny called Poppy. Poppy has a motor and gearbox so that she can move when assembled. The finished toy has a translucent body so that the electronics and mechanical parts are still visible when the toy is completed.

    I would have loved toys like this when I was a kid. I remember taking apart toys to find out how they worked and them never being quite the same after I'd put them back together again!

    The team have also worked on other PixiKit designs for the future. There's a sound recording bird called Coco and Inky the Chameleon with colour changing lights.

    Unfortunately PixiKits are almost out of time and a long way from their goal. Shipping and customs to the UK would make this one difficult for us to back. But we wish PixiKits all the best.

    Mu

    Mu is a neat little robot eye and infra-red control device for adding on to children's toys.

    Mu works with existing toys that have an infrared remote (which lots do) and also robots such as LEGO Mindstorms EV3 which use infrared. There's a list of supported tech toys with more being added.

    Mu's eye sensor can be used for line following and human detection.

    You attach Mu to an existing tech toy and configure it using an app. As well as the ability to send IR signals, Mu has coloured LED eyes, a speaker that can be used to play voice recordings.

    There's an option for a Mu with an internal rechargeable battery and there are also options with coloured mats.

    Mu looks like a neat gadget that really responds to how children want to play with tech toys. They want to choose how their toys behave not just trigger pre-canned behaviours.

    Robots

    It's been a healthy month for kids programmable robots again.

    Kamibot 

    Kamibot is an Arduino-compatible kids programmable robot. It has motors for moving around and a neat servo for rotating the head. Kamibot also has sensors for navigating its environment and coloured LEDs so it can light up.

    Kamibot is a small robot that kids can customize with papercraft costumes and vehicles.

    Kamibot will be programmable from Scratch which makes it really accessible to children. There will also be an app from controlling Kamibot from Android and iOS devices.

    Kamibot is rechargeable via USB cable and has Bluetooth for remote programming and control.

    Robots that you can use on a table top are really convenient and we love the head-turning servo, papercraft costumes and Scratch support.

    SumoBoy Battling Robot

    SumoBoy is a mini battling robot. It's a small version of the Sumo robots that are using in competitions.

    SumoBoy provides a way for older children, teenagers and adults to learn C and C++ programming in the popular Arduino hardware control environment.

    We love the idea of physical robots that compete based on strength of the code they are running.

    This isn't a cheap toy robot. It's an engineering battling machine and that's reflected in the price. Of course you'll actually want two of these to have a battle.

    SumoBoy is an interesting option for schools, clubs and families who are serious about robotics.

    CoDrone

    CoDrone is a programmable drone with an educational curriculum to teach coding skills. Awesome. Not for young kids obviously! But for older teens with supervision this might be just the thing. 



    Wearables

    We're always on the look out for cool tech for kid and family wearables. Especially if it's programmable and customisable. 

    HexiWear

    HexiWear is a wearable device that can be programmed. It's connected and includes sensors and has an OLED display. It looks like a great option for teenagers and for families want to create custom wearables. HexiWear can be worn as a watch or pendant or used as a home controller.


    KeKePad

    • KeKePad is an e-textiles and wearables platform that uses insulated wires instead of conductive thread. Most of the components are washable too!

    Home Tech


    iBoardBot 

    iBoardBot is a gadget that you didn't know you needed until you saw it. It's an automated whiteboard that you can use to send remote messages to your family. You can even collaborate remotely on a drawing. Perfect for travelling parents who want to connect with their kids at home. 


    Home Robots

    If you're looking for a personal assistant robot for your family then 

    • Aido is packed with features to entertain and organise the family.
    • Xibot aims to be an affordable interactive assistant and has very cute ears!

    Electronics

    • The Make It Prototyping Learning Board and electronics allows kids to interact with electronics components from Scratch4Arduino. Scratch4Arduino uses the older Scratch 1.4. We'd really like to see support for Scratch 2. 
    • The R-Kade Zero is a mini games controller board that can be paired with a Raspberry Pi zero to make a mini games console. 

    STEM

    • STEM Gems is a book full of female role models in science, technology, engineering and maths. It's really important to make it normal to see females in these roles. 

    Don't forget to follow our Crowdfunded Kid Tech magazine on Flipboard so you can get the latest news.


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