NEW YORK - March 7, 2019 - ActivePuzzle, an innovative technology company that develops imaginative and educational products for the early advancement of children, announced the release of the ActivePuzzle, an interactive robotic puzzle for kids. Designed to harness children's enjoyment of puzzles and robots, and turn it into constructive learning experiences, ActivePuzzle teaches kids STEM concepts, logic and problem-solving skills in a method approved by parents and teachers. Through constructing puzzles and robots, kids maintain a sense of spatial and tactile awareness rather than the tunnel vision that accompanies standard 2D puzzles or video games.
"Technology should be taught in a language children understand," said Meir Sela, the founder of ActivePuzzle. "I got together with a team of creative people who shared the same vision; we wanted to teach children technology using their own language, one that they learn before they even start talking ... puzzles."
Expressing technology ideas using puzzles makes ActivePuzzle the simplest robotics on earth. ActivePuzzle doesn't rely on video screens or pre-determined puzzle patterns - simply snap puzzle pieces together to create interactive robots. That makes ActivePuzzle a great platform for invention and innovation. ActivePuzzle is easy to get the hang of - if you can build a jigsaw puzzle, you can create a robot.
ActivePuzzle comes in two different sets:
ActivePuzzle Invent ($145 US retail)
16 puzzle pieces included: LED, motor, buzzer, voltmeter, IR transmitter, light sensor, temperature sensor, proximity sensor, potentiometer, IR receiver, logic-not, logic-and, logic-or, insulator, wave and battery. Also includes one USB cable, one wheel and one propeller.
ActivePuzzle Advanced ($175 US retail)
22 puzzle pieces included: LED, motor x2, buzzer, voltmeter, IR transmitter, light sensor, temperature sensor, proximity sensor x2, potentiometer, IR receiver, logic-not, logic-and, logic-or, insulator, wave, arduino, conductor, A2D and battery x2. Also includes one USB cable, two wheels and two propellers.
Each puzzle piece implements a certain function. For instance, the battery piece supplies electric power to the circuit, the proximity sensor "sees" objects, the motor drives a wheel or fan, etc. ActivePuzzle robots are based on the Sense-Act principle: an input piece acts on the sensory input it detects and activates with a corresponding potency. For example, when a light sensor puzzle is connected to a motor puzzle, the motor will run faster as the light on the sensor gets more intense.
Benefits of ActivePuzzle:
- A fun puzzle game in three dimensions
- Develops spatial cognition capabilities
- Encourages creativity and innovation
- Improved STEM skills - science, technology, engineering and math - while playing.
- Develops logic and problem-solving skills
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