Description: Say hello to Artie 3000™, the new coding/drawing robot from Educational Insights that sparks curiosity in kids and helps them develop coding skills. With Artie, kids 7+ can imagine simple or complex drawings and designs, and translate them into code on any device. Kids then get to experience the payoff of watching Artie draw what’s been coded, line by line, moving forward, backward, and spinning in any direction while lifting and lowering four thin-tip, colored markers. Beginners can start with Artie proprietary and intuitive drag-and-drop coding interface, but then advance to exploring more complex languages. With its own built-in WiFi server, Artie is compatible with any desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart device with no need for an internet connection. In addition to freeform coding, Artie comes pre-programmed with a variety of designs like numbers and letters, shapes, games, and line-art for coloring. Artie 3000 is noted for its unique ability to foster critical coding skills through artistic inspiration and expression. Artie has launched with the endorsement of American Mensa, the world-renowned society for high-IQ individuals. Artie is only the third character to ever receive an honorary Mensa card, following in the footsteps of Lisa Simpson and Mr. Peabody.
What makes it Hot Diggity great: We are beginner coders in our house so Artie 3000 was a big hit. It's very easy to make simple shapes, and the kids really got the hang of dragging and dropping each step. We are looking forward to the more advance coding as this product integrates with other coding languages. I also like that we can use our own markers, which work just fine.
Ages: Elementary and up