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TEACH KIDS ABOUT ELEC­TRON­ICS WITH PLAY DOUGH.­will­ | Goal: US$50,000 Raised: US$72,114 from 650 back­ers RRP: From US$50

Play dough is now be­ing used to help younglings learn the ba­sics of elec­tron­ics. Dough Uni­verse al­lows kids to ex­per­i­ment in the realms of sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing, arts and maths (or ‘STEAM’ prin­ci­ples) with dozens of story-based ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able through the com­pan­ion app. By cre­at­ing lit­tle race cars, ro­bots, snakes, dragons, pi­anos, drums and key­tars, kids can get a ba­sic un­der­stand­ing of how an elec­tric cir­cuit works and — best of all — they get to see their de­sign take shape and come to life. The app takes them through the process step by step, whether that’s on the road to cre­at­ing their own lit­tle ro­bot friend or to rocking out on their own set of dough drums. Each Dough Uni­verse pack­age comes with a ‘Move Con­troller’ which is the brawn be­hind the magic, pro­vid­ing the elec­tric cur­rent that sparks a ro­bot into life or makes the pen­guins shine. So many toys are cen­tred on teach­ing the next gen­er­a­tion cod­ing and the skills nec­es­sary for our tech­no­log­i­cally-ad­vanced fu­ture, and this is one of the most at­trac­tive and hands-on cre­ations that we’ve seen.

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