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Introducing the Shiny New Techykids.com!

As we practice what we teach and believe in continuous improvement and growth…introducing our brand spanking new website! We’ve been hard at work bringing Techykids.com to the next level.  This is now a space that has a friendlier feel, and a place for users to post their projects.  Look for an upcoming space for members […]

Sharon Marzouk, Founder of Techykids.com wins the Educator's Choice Award at Bay Area's Maker Faire 2013.

Techykids.com Wins Educator’s Choice at Maker Faire 2013!

Portola Valley, CA, May 24, 2013 – Techykids.com’s founder and Woodland School Instructional Technology Coordinator Sharon Marzouk was honored with a coveted Educator’s Choice Award at the 8th Annual Bay Area Maker Faire for her presentation and demonstration, “Learning Robotics with the Thymio Robot.” Held at the San Mateo Event Center on May 18th and […]

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Introducing Thymio Summer Camp!

                Robotics Summer Camp with Thymio! Robotics Programming (9am-12pm) How do robots work?  How does the robot see the world?  Learn it all here while you program a real robot!  Thymio is a versatile and fun robot with 20 sensors, 2 motors, and 39 LEDs.  It’s the perfect platform […]

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Techykids.com at Maker Faire!

COME VISIT US! We are very excited to announce our upcoming booth and presentation at Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA on May 18 and May 19! The Techykids.com booth will be located at Expo/South Central: Booth 734.  Here is the map. In addition, Techykids.com Founder, Sharon Marzouk will be presenting on the ‘Make:Education’ stage on […]

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4-Degree of Freedom Thymio Lego Arm with LEGO

This 4-degree of freedom robot arm is made from two Thymio Robots and plenty of lego.  The small lego wheels rotates in front of the proximity sensors to measure actual distance traveled. This robot arm was created by: Dr Stéphane Magnenat of EPFL, and Austin Hendrix of Willow Garage Here is the Instructable, containing more pictures.

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Comparing Thymio with the LEGO Mindstorm

Thymio Mindstorm (kit 8547) Base Price $200 $450 Touch sensors 5 2 Distance Sensors 9 1 Free software yes, free! no – $400 for site license, $100 for single use license Speaker yes yes Accelerometer yes no Temperature Sensor yes no Extra memory storage slot yes no Rechargable battery yes extra $85 for battery pack […]

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Thymio Introduction Video

Hot off the press is our introduction of Thymio to the US in a parent-friendly video.  This robot is great for 6 years old to adult.  Kids who are 9 and up will get the most value from it.  Watch the video to see some great things that Thymio can do!

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Thymio Robot now shipping from the US!

We are excited to announce that the extremely well designed educational robot, Thymio II will now be shipping from the US!  Techykids.com is the official US distributor of the Thymio II robot.  We will be creating educational material to help kids quickly advance with the robot, so stay tuned for lots more ahead!