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Modular Arduino Electronics

Microduino Uses Electronic Modules to Help Kids Develop STEM Skills

— December 18, 2015 — Life-Stages
These LEGO-like electronic modules for kids help children develop important STEM skills. A fun as well as educational toy, the mCookie from Microduino consists of small magnetic modules that can be fitted together to create something bigger. They are also compatible with actual LEGO bricks.

Arduino IDE is required for downloading code onto the electronic modules. Tiny circuits also mean some parental supervision might be required, but the toy is designed for youth aged 6 and up.

Pairing a familiar toy with new technology is an excellent way to get young people involved, especially if they are just starting out with coding concepts. This skill-building toy makes a practical gift for youngsters this holiday season. It's also a gift that keeps on giving as new abilities are acquired that could prove useful in the future.
Trend Themes
1. Modular Electronics - The use of LEGO-like electronic modules offers a disruptive innovation opportunity in the toy industry for fostering STEM skills in children.
2. Coding Education - Pairing familiar toys with new technology presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the education industry to engage young learners in coding and programming concepts.
3. Skill-building Toys - The development of skill-building toys that combine entertainment and education creates a disruptive innovation opportunity in the gift industry for promoting continuous learning and growth in children.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Industry - The toy industry can leverage modular electronics to create innovative products that enhance children's learning experiences and develop their STEM skills.
2. Education Industry - The education industry can embrace the concept of pairing familiar toys with new technology to revolutionize the way coding and programming concepts are taught to young learners.
3. Gift Industry - The gift industry can capitalize on skill-building toys that offer both entertainment and educational value, providing parents with meaningful and long-lasting gifts for their children.
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