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Do you have an imaginative child who does not want to actually build circuits but would love the opportunity to tinker with them? Code Rocket, designed by parents, educators, and engineers, gives your creative child a chance to experience hands-on coding. Like a foreign language, coding takes time to learn, and the younger you learn, the easier coding should be to pick up. Using the same code language used at NASA, Code Rocket teaches C++ coding through 20 kid-friendly projects. Using a computer and Code Rocket, kids learn how computer programming can control physical objects. And they get immediate feedback by coding the rocket’s multi-colored LED lights, buttons, and built-in speaker.
Parents who are new to coding will be grateful that each project incorporates an online video that takes your child through the code line by line, explaining clearly the concepts at work. Even students with no prior experience will learn how to edit, compile and execute code.
Each project begins with your student uploading a functioning program to the rocket, then tinkering with the code to see what each line controls. After watching the explanatory video, your child will be ready to complete a challenge that modifies or improves the starting code. Finally, after briefly reading concepts and completing a mini quiz, your student can tackle the project’s final quest: a bug hunt. There, he will find and fix the bug planted in the code. Hints are available! Code Rocket includes a USB cable and plugs into a standard USB port on a Windows, Mac, or Chromebook computer.
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