I’m excited for my kids’ future as they are provided technology tools we couldn’t possibly have imagined when we were their age. We’ve featured wooden blocks and cute robots that aim to teach kids how to code.
Now here comes a new innovation in play and technology with Bitsbox, a monthly box of coding activities for kids. Founded by two former Google employed dads, Scott Lininger and Aidan Chopra, Bitsbox offers fun modules to build apps kids can actually play on a mobile device.
Once the box arrives, kids can choose which apps to build, go to their Bitsbox account online, and fill in the code provided. There’s the option to switch things up a bit by changing colors, graphics, speed and more to make the app your own. Once it’s built, kids can scan the QR code on mobile device and play.
Currently, Bitsbox is crowd funding the project on Kickstarter and are more than halfway through their goal with 41 days to go (as of this writing). Pledging $40 gets you one of the first boxes, estimated to ship in April 2015.
(via Product Hunt)