One of the biggest regrets I have is that I didn’t learn how to code when I was a kid. I’m a bit envious of those that can soon get a Bitsbox, a monthly subscription box teaching kids how to write programs through simple, fun games and activities. It’s currently up on Kickstarter for funding, but the project has already made its funding goal with just about a month left. The box pairs with a free Bitsbox website, which gives kids access to an iPad emulator to run their code and see it working, but the kit also utilizes QR codes to transfer projects to a physical mobile device. Bitsbox can currently be backed for $40 for a single “at home” box (there are classroom and school pricing blocks available as well) slated to ship in April 2015. Full subscription services and pricing breakdowns will probably be available soon after the close of the funding campaign.
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