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New OP System for Cubelets

Modular Robotics has released a new operating system for Cubelets called OS 4. It changes the way Cubelets communicate with each other and with connected devices.

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Award-Winning OZOBOT Teaches Coding to Tykes

Ozobot receives the National Parenting Center’s 2016 Seal of Approval as a great, innovative, non-intimidating introduction to computer coding for kids as young as age six.

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Marshmallow Catapult Challenge Kit

The Marshmallow Catapult Challenge is adapted from a popular activity in the Junk Drawer Robotics Level 1 curriculum. This hands-on challenge guides youth through engineering a catapult to launch a marshmallow more than six feet.

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Sphero SPRK Edition

Sphero, the app-enabled robotic ball can teach kids programming with free SPRK (Schools, Parents, Robots, Kids) program lessons.

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Start Blynking! SparkFun’s Blynk Board

The SparkFun Blynk Board is an easy-to-use app builder that allows users to add buttons, sliders, graphs, and RGB controllers to their phones. Available at www.SparkFun.com for $29.99.

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Ziro Gesture-Controlled Robot Kit Launches on Indiegogo

California based startup, ZeroUI, has launched Ziro on Indiegogo. Ziro is the world's first hand gesture-controlled robotics kit. It lets you design, build, and animate robots, controlling them with the lift of a finger or a flick of the wrist using a smart glove and smartphone app.

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4-H Junk Drawer Robotics Kit Fires Up Imaginations

The 4-H's Junk Drawer Robotics Program works with household items to complete simple design challenges. Their robotics kits emphasize science, engineering and technology process skills.

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“MintySynth” a Sweet Little Synthesizer in a Mint Tin

MintySynth is a pocket-sized Arduino-compatible synth and sequencer that uses a repurposed Altoids tin as an enclosure.

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NesPi Raspberry Pi Case: Homage to ’80s Nintendo

A beautiful new retro Raspberry Pi case called the Lego NESPi is going to delight any Nintendo fans who are also Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and Lego builders. The creators, Spanish accessories retailer RaspiPC, call it a “Magic Box” designed for those who might hold special memories of …

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Subscription GoBox: Monthly Robot Missions

Dexter Industries has launched subscription GoBox, delivering a new robot mission every month, starting off with the newest GoPiGo2 full robot kit in the first month. Then, over the next 11 months, they’ll send you a fun new mission (9 of which come with a new, cool sensor) for your robot to accomplish.

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Robolink Educational Starter Robot Kit with Video Tutorials

Robolink's Rokit Smart 11-in-1 Programmable Robot Kit: Educational Starter Robotics Kit for Arduino Learners has been named one of WirelessHack’s “Top 5 Robot Kits for Beginners” for 2016.

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OWI Launches Hydraulic Arm Edge

Following the success of their award-winning Robotic Arm Edge, OWI now makes robotic arm technology hydro-mechanically fun with the new Hydraulic Arm Edge, with six axes of varied movements.

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Build a Rain Notifier with Grove Pi+

You don't need a weather forecaster to know if you need your umbrella. With the GrovePi+ Starter Kit you can build your own "Rain Notifier" to alert you with a red glowing LED if you need to remember your umbrella or a blue LED if you're going to have blue skies.

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