Teaching younger children how to code and programmable robots go hand in hand.  It's not that these start-ups are out to swindle anyone, it's just that, as my husband often says, things always take longer than expected.” Wonder Workshop expects to have a more robust suite of Android apps released by March 2015 and I believe they are working hard to make their robots and software live up to people's expectations.

He's always been the curious type and now he has the perfect device to allow him to learn while playing and I'm always amazed at the new things he's able to make the robots do. Dancing, light shows, he even turned dash into a spy bot with the added smartphone attachment.

As per the makers of Dash and Dot toys, Wonder Workshop, they wanted to build something that is not only educational by teaching kids programming concepts but also wanted helps kids do it in creative and simple way without going through fixed instruction set that generally comes with every toy on how to play.

For example, the Wonder Pack ($280) comes with both robots, Dash's add-on xylophone and arm, building block connectors (for building on to the robots with toys like LEGO), and snap-on accessories like a bulldozer and smartphone holder that enable creative play and movie-making with Dash.

Some children ‘get' the idea of using a joystick very quickly, especially if they are used to playing online games, flying model aircraft, using remote control cars etc; others (like me) never get it because they are completely incapable of re-orientating themselves relative to the direction of the robot.

 

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