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PopPet: A Robot Pet for Kids to Build

While PopPet is barely longer than a credit card, this DIY kit offers big fun for kids. Photo courtesy of Jaidyn Edwards.

Lots of bots give kids the opportunity to code, but only a few can actually be built by little kids. PopPet, the robotic pet, is a do-it-yourself kit made with children in mind. Designed by Jaidyn Edwards of Adelaide, Australia, PopPet requires no soldering to build. The circuit board is already complete. …

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Build Your Own Gizmo with FlowPaw

The FlowPaw makes it easy to create your own gizmo with sensor boards that click into the fingers. Photo courtesy of DSP Robotics.

DSP Robotics is trying to raise £19,500 via Kickstarter for their expandable electronics education board: FlowPaw. With the right accessories, you can turn FlowPaw into just about anything you want. Whether you make it into a robot, a security device, a game controller, or a synthesizer, DSP …

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GoPiGo: An Open Source Robot for Little Builders

The GoPiGo turns your Raspberry Pi into a robot. Photo courtesy of Dexter Industries.

After a highly successful round of crowdsourcing last May, the GoPiGo is now available on preorder. The open-source robot is designed for the Raspberry Pi platform. The basic kit ($84.99) includes a durable body, motors, controls, and a power supply that will keep your robot running for …

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