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Topic # 240836 28-Sep-2018 12:29
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Educational kits STEM, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, other

 

Hi I'm looking for something for children 9-16. For fun science experiments, construction, programming.

 

Does anyone have any experience? Recommend something not too expensive to start with.





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  Reply # 2098212 28-Sep-2018 14:55
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The Sparkfun Inventors Kit is a good start IME. You can get them from @hads @ Nicegear: https://nicegear.nz/product/sparkfun-inventors-kit-v40

 

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  Reply # 2098340 28-Sep-2018 18:30
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Lego Mindstorms might be a good option, the NXT series might be economical second hand rather than EV3.







 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2135008 27-Nov-2018 08:40
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To follow up

 

After a period of procrastination, I renewed my quest to do something for the children.

 

And have a Makeblock mbot Ranger STEM Education Coding Robot.  Uses Scratch 2.0 coding.

 

There are signs that I will need something more challenging for the older ones, soon though.





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