If you are interested in learning more about programming or would you like your children or pupils to have a tangible way to see programming in action using physical control blocks, a new learning platform called PETS might be worth more investigation.
Designed by Our Kids based in Tokyo Japan the PETS has been designed to provide a first programming learning kit that children can use to see movement in action using the small robot.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about PETS which is launched by Kickstarter this week to raise the $30,000 the development team require to move into production.
PETS is an intuitive, physical experience-based programming learning kit. Kids can program its movement with tangible command blocks by inserting them into the top of PETS. (Patent Pending). PETS doesn’t require any PC or tablet. Kids can touch the command, move the object, and learn the basic of the programming. All you need to program PETS movement is the wooden blocks which fit to the top holes of PETS.
PETS is suitable as the first step in learning to program and developing computational thinking, even before visual programming. Why is PETS suitable as the first step?
We strongly believe that the first learning kit children use should be Simple/Intuitive and Fun.At the same time PETS could be a long lasting solution for teaching a variety of Curriculum topics. In addition, PETS is Open for everyone who wants to use it in their own way. PETS goes forward, and turns right, then which is the next move? Kids examine the 3D map in their head to find the prospective paths to the goal. PETS shows the answer right after the execution button is ignited. In this way PETS combines computational thinking, spatial thinking, and immediate physical feedback so that Kids can learn programming with their whole body.
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