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STEMpedia
Effective learning-by-doing for young innovators

STEMpedia: a Young Innovator's Paradise

Offering kits, learning resources, software, apps & more to make cool electronics, coding & robotics projects!

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Vector is the most advanced home robot ever made, at a price that means you can actually bring him home. He begins to fulfill the promise of living with robots in ways we’ve only seen in science-fiction movies. He’s a curious little guy who is aware of his surroundings. He can see, hear, and feel, allowing him to react naturally to the world.

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TechCrunch
No one ever said consumer robots were easy. But Anki's actually made a pretty strong go of it, all things considered. After wowing the world at Apple's 2013 WWDC keynote with its Drive cars, the company went all in on robotics, first with Cozmo, then Vector. After earlier reports of an understandab...
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An open-source robotic kitten 😻

Nybble is a robotics kitten that changes its movement, behavior, and CAT-itude as you program it and help it grow. Built on an open source platform, Nybble has endless possibilities in the way you can "teach" tricks, make it faster, and make friends by communicating with other Nybble owners.

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Hackster.io
Hi there, This is Rongzhong from Pittsburgh. Eight months after my first post on OpenCat, I have quite a lot to update. Most importantly, I'm going to launch my first kitten on Indiegogo on Monday, Oct 22nd! The kitten's name is Nybble. Links will be posted here, on my twitter @PetoiCamp, or on Petoi.com.
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Customizable race cars for STEM

RaceYa educates, entertains and inspires kids through play. Our customizable, programmable radio-controlled car is a hands-on vehicle for STEM connected to a digital community that lets kids share their creations and challenges them to develop skills from engineering to robotics.

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Build a wand. Learn to code. Make magic.

Build a wand and learn to code with step-by-step challenges, inspired by the Wizarding World

The wand works with software and a connected app to capture movements and turn them into rich effects. It lets you make serpents slither, toads transfigure, fires flow, feathers float, goblets duplicate, and more.

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Bloomberg Quint
When it's released in October through a partnership with Warner Bros., Kano's Harry Potter coding kit will cost $99 and introduce children to programming languages such as JavaScript, which has real-world uses in modern web design and software development.
The Telegraph
There are few things that can spark a child's imagination quite like Harry Potter. Now, London-based technology start-up Kano has partnered with Warner Brothers to harness the magical potential of the fictional world to teach young people how to code.
TechCrunch
Kano has been an undeniable success story. The company, which began life as a Kickstarter project, had shipped north of 200,000 of its Raspberry Pi coding kits by the end of last year. 2017 also saw the company raise a $28 million round and get backing from Sesame Street's Sesame Ventures.
VentureBeat
Harry Potter is turning his attentions from battling dark wizardry to teaching kids how to code, after DIY computing kit maker Kano today unveiled a partnership with Warner Bros to launch a new coding kit.
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A list of zines for developers & resources to make your own

I love zines and learning about development, so thought it'd be fun to gather together links to some of the best zines on topics of interest to developers - from AI, to game dev, Git, and coding. There are tech zine events and resources to make zines too.

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A handheld device that teaches coding and electronics.

Pip is a handheld device that allows you to code, experiment with electronics and play thousands of retro games. Based on Raspberry Pi Compute Module, Raspberry Pi co-founder, Eben Upton is a big fan. Make your own apps, games and playthings whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Make controllers out of fruit/veg/anything! Pip is for all ages

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The Next Web
Pip, from Glasgow's Curious Chip, is a novel take on teaching kids to code. For starters, much like the Nintendo Switch, it works when you're out and about, and when you're sat at a desk. Interestingly, it tries to hide as much of Raspberry Pi's internals from the user as possible.
TechCrunch
Another UK startup is using Pi electronics as the foundation for an edtech business idea, and Kickstarter to try to crowdfund their product: A learn-to-code retro games console.
The Verge
As every child hacker knows, even if you can convince your parents to buy you a Switch, and you can find one in stock, the prospect of homebrew software on a Switch is still a ways off. A new K...
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A clever robot that helps older kids learn how to code

Cue is an incredibly clever robot with a witty attitude that’s full of interactive surprises! Choose from 4 unique avatars to customize cue with a personality that’s right for you. The more you explore, the more you’ll discover what cue can do.

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