Microduino's STEM learning toys provide a fun but educational introduction to electronics and coding. This suite of toys offers parents a way to encourage their children to incorporate programming with play.
Microduino as a company has been around since 2012. They've successfully ran campaigns on Kickstarter and IndieGogo. They are on a mission to lower the barriers to STEM education. After visiting their booth at CES 2020, I decided to learn more about their company and learning kits. They are well known for their stackable electronic building blocks and STEM learning systems. The kit that caught my eye the most was the Itty Bitty Buggy.
The buggy kit comes with all the building blocks necessary to build cool projects like the buggy itself, a ladybug, alien, dodo bird, or even a sloth. There is also an additional building expansion pack that provides resources and blocks for even more buggy construction projects. A cool feature that this buggy offers is lego compatibility. You can use the legos you already have at home to customize your roadster. There is also a companion app that can be downloaded on either the IOS or Google Play Store. The Itty Bitty Buggy is sold at Microduino's website, amazon, and walmart.
This robot can be coded using the scratch programming language or for more advanced programmers Python, Arduino, C, or C++ can be used. This would be a perfect way to get your children to start learning the basics of logic, mathematics, and programming.
As a father of a tech oriented child I am excited to see where this technology will go from here. I plan on picking up one of these kits to try for myself. Look for a follow up review in the coming months!