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PeppermintCreamsSaga Thu 03-Oct-13 14:04:19

Does anyone have one of these? I'm thinking of buying one for family use as we are all a bit geeky.

DS is in year 1 so any suggestions for stuff we can do with him, or for entertaining him would be good as well.

What other kit did you buy?

HenriettaPye Thu 03-Oct-13 14:15:12

What exactly is it? DH is a bit of a geek and loves computers and gadgets so thinking this May be ideal for Christmas?

12thmonkey Thu 03-Oct-13 15:34:45

i have one, you would need a keyboard and a monitor to use it as its just the board with chips on. I got the first incarnation a couple of years ago, its been updated since.

visit he official site for things to do with the kids. If you want to raise a programmer this is a fantastic start and there are links to various games that can be made using it.

12thmonkey Thu 03-Oct-13 15:34:55

PeppermintCreamsSaga Thu 03-Oct-13 15:47:59

It's a mini computer that you can use for programming etc. The reviews say you can do lots with it but don't say what! It's the size of a phone and you plug it in to your tv, and plug a keyboard and mouse in to the USB ports. It also connects to the internet with a network cable or you can buy a wireless dongle.

oscartopia Sat 19-Oct-13 12:47:57

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InMySpareTime Sat 19-Oct-13 12:51:49

We got an SD card for ours, it allows the DCs to save their work.
They mostly write simple programs on Scratch, or do command line programming. We've plugged ours into a HDMI socket on the TV, and use the keyboard from the computer.

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