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Cute robot toy aims to teach children electronics and robotics

'Tinker the Robot' is a Kickstarter campaign that aims to teach kids about electronics and coding
By: Chris Smith | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: May 8, 2015 12:25 pm

Kay Yang has asked the Kickstarter community to help her raise $100,000 in order to fund 'Tinker the Robot', described in the page title as "An Interactive Robot for Kids."




Not to be confused with the Dota2 hero, Tinker sets out to solve a problem that Yang feels is common in children today - a lack of circuitry knowledge. Driven by personal experience, Yang shared that as a child she "loved taking things apart and figuring out how things worked. . .except electronics. I [She] would just stare at the circuit board. To me, electronic circuits were black boxes that didn't make sense."


This small toy robot combines electronics, coding and physical accessories together. The basic pack involves three LEDs and a light sensor with future plans for accessories to be developed such as a motorized track for movement purposes.


Once set up, children can learn to control their Tinker through simple use of cards or fully-fledged Scratch and C programming.


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