Are Robotics kits for kids worth it?

 

Yes.

 

But it does depend on what you buy and what you hope to achieve.

 

Here are my top 3 recommended robotics kits, below I go into more detail about why I recommend them which age group they are best for and what each kit can and can’t do.

 

1. Arduino

2. Lego Mindstorms

3. VEX IQ

 

 

Lego Mindstorms:

 

These amazing kits have been around for years. When I first started teaching robotics in schools I started with the classic yellow RCX Brick:

 

 

Please do comment if you ever used that or are still using it now, I would love to hear about your projects!

 

After the RCX lego robotics got a massive makeover and the Mindstorms NXT was an absolutely amazing robotics kit.

 

 

This was followed by the equally brilliant Lego Mindstorms EV3 – you can see some great projects here.