Christmas Gifts for Techies of all Ages: Part 1

PancakeBot: 3D pancake printer

The PancakeBot is a food printer capable of printing pancakes by automatically dispensing batter directly onto a griddle. Pancake designs can be loaded onto the PancakeBot via SD card. Users can make their own pancake designs with the included software or browse through the community page that is updated with fun, new designs every week!

PancakeBot

Furbo Dog Camera

When you’re away from home, the Furbo Dog Camera will let you keep tabs on your dog, comfort it and even give it treats. With the input from professional trainers and vets, Furbo is designed to make sure your dog can always feel your love.

Furbo

360 Degree Selfie Camera

The 360 Degree Selfie Camera lets you do more than simply watch the feed; you can use your mouse/cursor to pan around the image in a circle or scroll up and down.  If you look at the image through a virtual-reality headset you can rotate the photo by moving your head, intensifying the illusion.

360 Degree Selfie Camera

Astrobot robot kit

The Astrobot robot kit is a robot that you can build yourself and control via your smartphone. The kit comes with snap-together parts and servos that can be transformed into a robot that your child can then program and control via an Android or iOS app. It encourages problem solving and logical thinking. The kit can be put together in multiple ways and there are visual instructions to help you build the Buzzbot and like-minded Muttbot.

Astrobot

Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar

Fisher-Price’s Code-a-Pillar inspires pre-schoolers to arrange (and rearrange) the easy-to-connect segments of a caterpillar in endless combinations, sending Code-a-pillar on his path. Pre-schoolers learn the basics of coding, like sequencing and programming, with segments of the caterpillar’s body. Each of these eight segments is labelled with different symbols and colours. Kids put them together, attach them to the caterpillar’s smiling, blinky-eyed, motorized head, and press a button to get the whole toy to move. Watch how it works.Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar

Code-a-Pillar