The Amazing Annoyatron

The fun way for kids to learn about coding and electronics
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M Bliemel
Recommended this product
Got this for my kids (6 & 8) using the Creative Kids voucher. The product's packaging, messaging, marketing, design, video production quality, etc is all really well done and spot on to maximise how annoying kids can get even more annoying to their parents. The scaffolding on how to make each project even more annoying is great, too. Michael makes each project quite easy to follow with copying and pasting code from his site and then learning to edit it. Sure, you could order similar kids for less, but then you don't get the same feeling about supporting an up and coming entrepreneur from the region. Having every LED, wire and bit match everything in his videos also makes them easier for kids to follow. Only thing I'd recommend is finding a way for the instructions & code to work via a more drag and drop interface like http://s4a.cat/ which many kids are familiar with via minecraft (e.g., rpi, kano or education versions), hour of code, etc. Overall, still 5/5!
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Matty Nix
Recommended this product

I was asked to test out the various projects and to give feedback on how easy the instructions were to follow when the product was being developed. I think I was chosen because my coding experience has been pretty much limited to running a couple of games on a Commodore 64 when I was a kid. As I worked through the projects I thought yep these are cool. If I'm thinking this as an adult, then kids will have a blast with it. (Discloure - I'm a relative of the Maker).

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Hunter Boyle
Recommended this product

I really believe in this product and the mission that teen maker @michael_nixon has embarked on here with the Amazing Annoyatron.

Coding and STEM skills are critical for today's kids, but the tools for learning those skills often aren't very fun or engaging. Not so here. Once we got through the initial setup, my 10-year-old loved using the kit to create and alter sounds, lights, delays, etc. She was excited enough to take it into class, so I consider that a big win.

If you've got an adolescent or young teen, this kit is an excellent way to gauge (or pique) their interest in coding and begin their geek journey. My kids and I are looking forward to more cool pranks and products from this young entrepreneur.

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