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Programmable robot/toy for 10 year old

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MigsSlippers Mon 21-Nov-16 10:20:58

Can anyone recommend a programmable robot, kit or similar for my 10 year old? Lego Mindstorms looks immense but it's out of reach - I'm thinking max £100. I think she is a bit past stuff like Bigtrak and beebots but I'm not sure what comes next.

Thanks for any ideas.

gigglingHyena Mon 21-Nov-16 13:49:21

DS is getting one of these

Obviously we haven't built/tested it yet but there are a few youtube videos of people building/running it. DH has had a look through the instructions and included programes and thinks DS should be able to manage it without too much help.

Thumbcat Mon 21-Nov-16 16:19:54

We've bought a Makeblocks Mbot for DS.

Boffered1 Mon 21-Nov-16 16:20:22

Not a robot but a Raspberry Pi might interest him/her

shadesofwinter Mon 21-Nov-16 19:36:13

We're debating something like this for DS, who's 9.

Sadik Mon 21-Nov-16 19:45:26

If you don't mind 2nd hand & think she'd really like the lego mindstorms, you should be able to get a complete & functional NXT 2.0 set on ebay for £100 or a little under if you're patient and keep watching. I think our set was around £95 including postage. Obviously it's not as up to date as the EV3, but still loads of fun smile

MigsSlippers Tue 22-Nov-16 18:34:28

Thank you all, I'm really grateful for the inspiration.

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