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TinkerBots Gives Tots a Robotic Building Kit

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Pubudu   5/31/2014 12:59:40 AM
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"and they may have a lot of fun with it, too!"   true Elizabeth  I am also with you on this to be very honest I still enjoy the remote control helicopter even with a minimum requirement and control.  

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Elizabeth M   5/30/2014 6:04:04 AM
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As I said in my earlier comment to you, Pubudu, the parents likely will have just as much ir not more fun with this as the kids! Good idea to market to them--then the kids will benefit from their parent's interest in the Tinkerbots.

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Elizabeth M   5/30/2014 5:57:39 AM
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Indeed you're right, Pubudu, this is definitely a good way to get kids thinking early about things in a way that engineers might. I suppose it would be an especially good tool if the parents themselves also were in this field (and they may have a lot of fun with it, too!).

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Pubudu   5/28/2014 1:30:04 PM
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Cabe I am also with you on this, any way this is the reality. Producers will hit he sales targets in no time if they market this products to the adults rather than kids. 

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Pubudu   5/28/2014 1:14:22 PM
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Elizabeth this is a great way to transfer the knowledge that we have to our kids, then they will start thinking from that stage which will lead to great innovations in the future. 

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Elizabeth M   5/19/2014 6:12:35 AM
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Ha, I know, Cabe, I am sure parents will be as much into these toys as their kids, if not more so...not to mention adult "kids" who stll like to tinker with robots and build things with Legos. In fact, the latter seems like a real cult thing--I have read about all sorts of adults who are Lego geniuses, building all sorts of complicated structures and inventions.

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Charles Murray   5/16/2014 7:14:37 PM
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I don't think you're alone, Cabe. I can imagine a lot of parents buying these toys "for their kids."

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Cabe Atwell   5/16/2014 5:00:31 PM
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Forget the kids, I want one! As a kid, I had to be content with Legos and my imagination, now they have all kinds of robotic toys to fuel their learning. 

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mrdon   5/15/2014 1:05:58 PM
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mrdon   5/15/2014 1:01:40 PM
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ElizabethM

Thank you. All of the students who have used the Arduino for their Capstone projects stated they have learned so much about Embedded Systems and Electrical Engineering. Some of them are creating some really awesome projects even though they have graduated and are working in their chosen field of study. The Arduino is truly planting seeds for the future.

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