My wife and I try each Christmas to get our kids something unique. This past year my oldest daughter received a Jimu Robot kit. It reminded me of a more advanced K’Nex or Construx kit from my childhood.
The Jimu kits work like this:
- Build your robot
- Program actions
- Code sequences
So you get this kit containing various types of parts from connectors to servos. Then you load up their app for step-by-step instructions which put IKEA assembly guides to shame. Here is an example:
We are yet to build the other Builder bot, but I look forward to spending that time with my daughter.
She was amazed by how she created this little robot she could control from a tablet. And then she could also program sequences for the little bot as well.
Thanks Jimu! And now some videos: