Generally you will be able to find pretty much anything looking for backing on the Kickstarter platform, from VR headsets to fan-fiction novels, the website is the platform for pretty much any new and upcoming product in the world, and that’s why we like covering these products so much, they provide a fresh look at tech, a look that you are unlikely to see anywhere else.
The new Vortex robot toy from DFRobot is one of those products, designed to get kids into programming, the robot works with an App for both iOS and Android and allows kids to play various games to help them learn about programming, all working via a Bluetooth connection.
Inside of Vortex you will also find an in-built computer and a set of sensors that allow you to move the robot around by simply tapping on your smartphones screen, and to top that off you can also interact with various commands and game objects within the app and in the real world.
For the get go Vortex will have four pre-installed games including Bumping Fight; Virtual Golf, Driving, and Robot Soccer, all designed to be “fun and intuitive to play” according to Vortex’s creators.
Currently the project is looking for £35,000 in funding to get going, in order to get to which they are offering backers a Vortex from £79 in backing.
You can find out more about the project at the source link below and via the video embed above.