Photon Toy Robot Teaches Kids How To Code

Posted: May 10 2016, 4:18am CDT | by , Updated: May 11 2016, 8:01pm CDT, in News | Technology News

Photon Toy Robot Teaches Kids How to Code

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A new robot is teaching kids starting from a young age how to code.

Photon is a new robot that its creators call the world's first toy robot that develops along with your child. The robot teaches kids logical thinking, new technologies, programming basics and social skills.

The Photon robot is aimed at kids 6-12 years old and its mission is to teach them the basics of programming in a fun way. The team behind Photon stresses the point that Photon can be used outdoors. Kids control the robot using a tablet or smartphone. Photon comes with a story. He is from another planet and crash landed on earth. Now kids help him to fix his sensors and repair his UFO.

Inside the Photon are several sensors including proximity, light, microphone, surface contrast and touch. A speaker, wheels and LED backlit eyes and ears enable Photon to interact with the kids.

Photon teaches Kids the block language Phock, which is based on Scratch and Google Blockly.

The Photon robot will launch on Kickstarter on May 17. The cost of the 163mm tall Photon has not yet been revealed. Photon is though pretty far along as you can see in the video below.

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