The era of the Lincoln Log set is officially over. Smart toy manufacturers have stepped it up for our children and it’s pretty exciting. Introducing Cubroid – an innovative collection of coding blocks that are not only compatible with LEGO’s; but more importantly, teach children the basics of programming through MIT Media Labs’ Scratch application. Classrooms have already begun integrating S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lesson plans across the U.S.

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The LEGO-compatible Mabot robot building kit is an action-packed set of components that allow kids free-range of creativity. Equipped with two iOS/Android compatible apps that guide children through every step of the building process, the Mabot Robot Kit strikes the perfect balance of logical reasoning and entertainment. To see a first-graders reaction to seeing their robot creation scurry across the floor is priceless. The sense of accomplishment of building something from scratch extends beyond the home and into the classroom.

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With up to four hours of continuous driving capability and a Wi-Fi range up to 220 yards (200 meters), the Turtle Rover is a highly versatile open platform mobile robot designed to explore caves, water reservoirs, and ruins. Equipped with a remote-controlled robotic arm, the land drone is rugged enough to tackle harsh conditions on Mars even though it’s engineered to explore planet earth.

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First introduced at CES 2016, Tipron – a mobile robot projector – is the brainchild of Japanese smart device manufacturer Cerevo. Capable of beaming an 80-inch screen onto any wall in your home from approximately 10 feet away (3 meters), Tipron is an app-controlled smart projector designed to roll into action whenever the family craves their media fix.

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From the starter kit that includes 162 building blocks and 14 sensors/actuators to the advanced kit that lets you build all 23 Robot recipes, the KOOV introduces young inventors to the world of programming in the most engaging way imaginable. Considered to be one of the smartest toys hitting the market in November (2017), KOOV is a next-generation robotics kit designed to develop spatial awareness skills using 3D coding blocks.

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The much-anticipated release of Intel’s Euclid computer has arrived. With an estimated ship date scheduled for May 31st, the action-packed developers kit comes with an Intel RealSense depth camera, 4GB of memory, and an Intel Atom x7-8700 Quad Core Processor. The out-of-the-box ready Intel-engineered kit is pre-installed with both Ubuntu 16.04 and Robotic Operating Systems – all you need is just the device.

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If you’ve ever been snorkeling and love the feeling of skipping through the water like a dolphin, you’re going to love the WhiteShark MIX. Described as “the world’s smallest water scooter,” China-based Sublue Tech designed a powerful underwater dual propeller system capable of reaching speeds up to 3.45 mph.

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Whether it’s coffee spills, dried soda stains, pasta sauce splatters, or even scuff marks, the iRobot Braava Jet 240 uses Precision Jet Spray technology to strategically clean your floors. Equipped with reusable water-activated cleaning pads, the Braava Jet can sweep a 250 square foot room and mop a 200 square foot room in one session.

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The DOBOT M1 is an industrial-grade extendable robotic arm capable of cutting, moving, 3D printing, picking up, and soldering.

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