Was there anything cooler than an Erector Set when you were ten? Twenty?
Billed by Thames and Kosmos as a "computer systems engineering kit," the Microcontroller appeals to those same instincts for constructive adventure. It comes with circuits and prewritten programs that will allow you to turn ordinary objects into "smart objects."
Actually, this $150 toy for kids is also a cool way for adults to mess around and learn how to assemble circuits and write computer programs.
The microcontroller contains a computer processor, storage for memory, timers and ports. The kit comes with 100 programs … Read more