LightUp combines the best of both worlds by bringing together an engaging hands-on electronics platform with an interactive iOS mobile app. With the LightUp Edison Kit, kids build projects that help them understand how the technology around them works. The kid-friendly magnetic blocks encourage kids to try out new ideas, and the app helps them learn from their mistakes.
LightUp was founded when Josh, a teacher, and Tarun, an electrical engineer, met at Stanford University while running educational workshops. They couldn't find a product that excited kids while teaching them the skills and concepts they'd need as the scientists, engineers, and innovators of the future.
LightUp teaches kids how to explore their world with electronics and code. Kids can build exciting projects by snapping together magnetic circuit blocks, and then use the LightUp Learning app (for iPad and iPhone) to interactively learn important concepts. The app includes introductory projects to get started, with new project ideas added every week. Lightup Lens, the in-app augmented reality feature, helps kids out when things don't work, and even gives them X-ray vision by letting them see electricity flow! The LightUp Edison Kit introduces key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts. Kids can build fun projects, including a flashlight and SOS beeper. Once they've mastered the basics, they can upgrade to the LightUp Tesla Kit, which is compatible with the Edison Kit and lets them build even cooler projects by teaching them how to code. With the Tesla Kit, kids can build a burglar alarm, musical instrument, TV remote, and more.
LightUp blocks included: Rechargeable Battery, Red LED, Buzzer, Light Sensor, Momentary Switch, 50k Variable Resistor, Wire blocks (4), Micro USB Cable
For Ages: 5+
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- Age Range:
- 5 Years
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