Giveaway: Technology Will Save Us – Mover Kit

Tech Will Save us - mover kit by Family Clan

ABOUT TECHNOLOGY WILL SAVE US

Technology Will Save Us are on a mission to spark the creative imagination of young people using hands on technology. Their award winning make-it-yourself kits and digital tools help kids (and the adults that love them) to make, play, code and invent using technology.

They started small, around a kitchen table, and have now built a company of 28 passionate designers, educators, engineers and problems solvers – obsessed with inspiring kids and empowering parents to become creators of technology. Tech Will Save Us have 6 different make it yourself kits and hundreds of digital tools and projects to support kids in learning through play.

Tech Will Save Us have sparked the imaginations of kids in over 87 countries around the world. Working closely with children to design their kits, engaging in large scale research projects before beginning on design & manufacture.

They often get asked about their name… and if they actually think technology will save us… The answer is that ‘we believe diverse, creative and empowered kids and families will save us and technology will be at the heart of how they do this!’

What’s in the Box?

So after receiving our Mover Kit I was very interested to learn more.
The contents of the box:-Tech Will Save Us - mover kit by Family Clan

  • Mover board
  • Mover casing & battery pack
  • Snapband
  • Velcro strap
  • Lanyard,
  • Instructions
  • USB cable

How to Build the Mover Kit

Get kids moving, building and coding with this toy that reacts to movement with light and can be coded in infinite ways!

BUILD IT

I lay all the parts on the table and we were ready to get started!

We needed to assemble all the parts as shown in the diagram, placing the pieces together and ‘clicking’ into place.
Next plug the battery in, close the case and turn the Mover on by pressing the button in the centre for 3 seconds

You are in the Activity app now.
Tech Will Save Us - mover kit by Family Clan

MOVE IT

Learning how to play with your Mover.

There are 3 slots for apps on your Mover
Two slots always have the same apps: the Activity app and the Bike Light app.
The third slot is for the apps you download and code. You can only have one downloaded app at a time.
Activity app
The Activity app is waiting for your movements and responds with different colors.
The more and longer you move, the more colors you unlock.
If you move for super long, you might even see the rarest combination of colors: rainbow!
Bike Light app
You can use the Mover as a bike light by attaching it to your bike.
There are 2 colors in the Bike Light app: white, so you can use it in the front of your bike, and red, so you can use it at the back.
Change apps by pressing the button once
This will go to the next app, which is Bike Light.
If you press it again, you’ll go back to the Activity app.

Turn the Mover off by pressing the button for 3 seconds which is a great way at saving the battery.

CODE IT

Learning how to code apps.

First, you can download all sorts of apps that turn your Mover into something completely different. How about a police car? Or a night light? You can explore their gallery online to find out more of the variety here

Code your own

Tech Will Save Us - mover kit by Family ClanAfter downloading a few apps from online, you’re ready to start coding your own.

For further understandings I found a link on their website helpful, if you were interested in learning more click here

So I made an online account on their website for Jake, I had to download a programme called Bolt, then .Net Frameware to help me programme the Mover Kit which took about 30 minutes in total to download and install.We were then able to programme our Mover to do as we like, so Jake set for it to flash orange and pink, which is his and Grace’s favourite colours.

The amount of options for you to programme was endless, you could do as you please and programme it how you like.

You can programme it to flash for 2 minutes whilst you brush teeth, so it can stop flashing when 2 minutes it up!

You can also programme each light dot to be certain colours, so you can have all pink, or half pink, half orange… The choices are endless on what you can set it to do, for it to light when shaken, or light when spun so many other choices allowing your child to create for themselves. The sensors on the top allow this to happen.
The light is really bright so yes it definitely is ideal to have on a bike, also you can attach the light to the lanyard supplied, so your child can hang it around their neck, we went out one evening and brought it with us.

Our Thoughts

I love the idea of the Mover Kit, and learning kids from a young age about coding, as I believe it will be a big part in our near future, so this could be a beneficial way for children to learn, but in a fun way!
Technology Will Save Us offer many more different products, so you will more than likely find something suited for the person you would like to gift to.
I feel that there needed to be more details in the instructions as I had to go online to understand some parts, also where it refers to ‘app’ I thought it would mean by plugging it into a computer, but the ‘app’ is a ‘mode’ on the Mover Kit device.
The Mover kit is available for ages 8+ and prices at £59.99. It would make a great gift idea for Christmas. You can see this and more or the Tech Will Save Us goods here on Amazon.

 

Mummy H and Jake

 


GIVEAWAY

We now have a lovely giveaway for you to win.

Technology will save us have kindly given us another Mover Kit to giveaway to one lucky entrant. If you would like a chance to win, just enter the rafflecopter giveaway form below.

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115 Thoughts to “Giveaway: Technology Will Save Us – Mover Kit”

  1. Monika Bascombe

    I think the best and most useful piece of technology in our home is a glucose meter my husband uses to manage his diabetes – without it , well…. we know what would happen

  2. Family Makes

    My mobile phone, as it is so versatile. I love being able to take great photos and access the internet as well as communicate with others. Who would have thought 20 or 30 years ago that one tiny gadget could do all of that?

  3. Tamsin Dean

    Smart phone as if stuck in any situation I know I can get help

  4. Karen Howden

    my laptop computer, use it for browsing the internet and doing some excel spreadsheets

  5. Pam Francis Gregory

    My mobile – More computing power than a Moon rocket!!

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