These toys teach coding, robot programming, using colors to make music, and turning plain rocks into gemstones.

Rob Spiegel

June 29, 2022

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Each year we get a new batch of STEM toys that turn play into learning. These 2022 engineering toys may not be as cool as my childhood chemistry set, but they’re less dangerous and they’re smarter.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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