Jewelbots have created a new type of interactive friendship bracelet that has been created to help teach girls how to code.
The Jewelbot bracelets have been created to provide an open source wearable programmable piece of jewellery for teenagers to customise using either the accompanying smartphone application or using the Arduino IDE.
Jewelbots are programmable friendship bracelets that can interact using Bluetooth connectivity, and do not require a smart phone or wireless network to function and connect with others. Watch the video below to learn more about this unique wearable device from its creators.
Jewelbots are friendship bracelets for the iPhone era. Technology-enabled jewelry for tween and teen girls, they’re a means of communicating with friends by lighting up when a BFF is near or buzzing to send messages to a pal across the school.
Using basic engineering logic, girls can program their Jewelbots to do just about anything they—and their besties-turned-collaborators—dream up, opening their minds to STEM during an age when many lose interest.
The girls we know are are curious and creative, just like we were when we were young (and still are!). We wanted to create something that lets them communicate with their friends while discovering the tools of programming.
The Jewelbot bracelets are currently over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website and have already passed their pleasurable of $30,000 thanks to over 390 backers. the bracelets are available to pledge for from just $29 and are available in single, double and five packs depending on your requirements.