I am a quadriplegic grandfather and I want to introduce my excited and bright nine-year-old granddaughter to the world of programming and robotics. She loves computers and even somehow hacked the school computer so it logged more math hours than she had actually done to win a contest – yikes! Something fun, ambitious, but doable for the two of us in an afternoon. Something she can show off to her siblings and friends and under $100.
- 3SparkiThis is a little bit above your budget, but it's worth taking a look at. Sparki is an open source Arduino-based bot that uses block-based programming to help your granddaughter get started, and then she'll be able to move onto learning C/C++ after she gets her feet wet.
- This product has a review of 4 ⭐'s by a " verified purchaser " that says, " My 9 year old built this with some help from me. It was a thrill for both of us." ... ... See the kit @ https://www.sparkfun.com/product... @sparkfun @SparkFunEDU sparkfun.com