Will These Robots Teach The Next Generation Computer Science?

Play-i (now Wonder Workshop) – Delightful Robots for Children to ProgramWonder Workshop (http://makewonder.com) is making computer science education accessible and fun for children ages 5+. Dash & Dot are robots that bring the magic of programming to children everywhere. Order before November 26 to get a Dash & Dot of your own! Video by Feedback LLC brad@feedback-llc.com2013-10-28T04:38:59.000Z

Play-i is making robots that make programming fun. Their Kickstarter campaign has been an overwhelming success. Above, you can watch their two robots, Bo and Yana, give you the basics about what their project is about.

Right now, the project has raised over $450,000, if it reaches $500,000, the company will create even more accessories for the robots and these will be sold to early adopters at cost, rather than the higher retail price.

If they raise $700,000, the company will also create the Xylophone pictured in the video.

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Overall, the product looks like a fascinating integration of pre-existing technology meant to simplify programming, including Blockly, a programming language that is so simple, a child could learn it.



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