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Hummingbird Robotics Kit $199

Hummingbird has been called “pre-Arduino” for kids. The kit includes sensors, LEDs, and motors, with which you can build robot creatures that growl when you get close, wag tails and ears,and light up eyes. Designer Tom Lauwers says it was created for “students and kids who have never touched electronics or programming before.”

Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.


Comments

  1. Great list! Thanks for sharing. My STEM gift list is smaller, but has some overlap with yours. It’s at http://www.themakermom.com/2012/11/hot-holiday-stem-gifts-for-kids-ps-im.html

  2. Rose Glenn says:

    I have absolutely nothing to add to the list at this time, but I just wanted to say thank you. These are incredibly awesome ‘toys’ and though all my holiday shopping is done, every item here has made my christmas list for my kids next year. (boy 9 girl 5)
    The most I could come up with myself this year were a telescope, carnivorous plant system, triops, k’nex roller coaster, and a robot building kit.
    These are so much more awesome! thank you!!!!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Science, Tech, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Toys for Kids