Hackaball is an innovative educational plaything -- a ball -- that kids can program. More specifically, the Hackaball is effectively a computer sitting inside a ball. Kids can program it using an iPad and throw it around in made-up games.
The Hackaball is targeted towards children aged 6 to 10. Children can create games using an iPad app that includes pre-loaded games as well as features that need to be unlocked. There are also intentionally broken games that kids need to fix before they can play them. Kids can also get creative and use the interface to create new games from scratch.
The Hackaball is a fantastic invention because it both encourages kids to learn about coding and programming while also prompting them to engage in creative play and physical activity.