From the creators of Simple Machines and The Robot Factory, comes a fun way for your kids to build awesome stuff in The Everything Machine by Tinybop. If your children are interested in machines, mechanics, programming, or even circuitry at an early age, then encourage them with this fun new tool.
What is The Everything Machine?
This is an educational tool intended for kids ages 9 to 11. It introduces them to the use of power to build neat machines that do different things. With a simple interface, your child (or you) can drag parts to the building board and connect them to each other. Add inputs, flip switches, insert logic gates, and attach your final output.
You start each machine build with a battery, because of course, it needs power. Then attach different types of parts to create the machine. You can use buttons, toggles, and timers along with tilt, sound, or shake detectors. Make connections to turn on a virtual light bulb or fan to start off easy. Then move up to using a color shifter, pixelator, or speed changer.
You can build machines that do different things to include parts built right into your phone. Connect the microphone, camera, speakers, and screen to create innovative machines that play music or record sounds. Use transmitters and receivers to connect to other devices like an Apple Watch, iPad, or iPod touch.
There is no tutorial with The Everything Machine, but there is a manual that is extremely helpful. It explains all of the parts and pieces that can be used to build the machines. I would highly recommend checking that out before you or your child begin. There are also a few nifty example machines to start and play around with before you venture off onto your own invention from scratch.
The Everything Machine by Tinybop is universal with Apple Watch support. It is available for $2.99 on the App Store.
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