With the success of STEM programs across United States schools, more new products are hitting the scene based on these hands-on education programs. The newest of which is Plezmo. This Kickstarter project is the latest iOS and Android coding kit that allows students to build a variety of projects with step-by-step instructions. Plezmo uses connectable blocks (called elements) that represent actual code seen within the app. As pieces are put together, projects then come to life.
Like littleBits, each block provides a different function. For example, the proximity sensor and bulb can be combined to light a Christmas tree or space when someone enters a room. Or you can place the buzzer on your mini basketball hoop and program a scoreboard that countdowns to the final horn. Plezmo is also compatible with LEGO Mindstorm and Sphero products, so you can use it in conjunction with some of our favorite robotics kits. Currently a pledge of $109 will deliver a bundle in September if all goes to plan.
“Our team has a real passion for innovation, learning and technology,” said co-founder Amol Palshikar. “As our collection of products and team continues to grow, we hope that this project will help us expand and build upon our passion for developing fun, educational products for children that will have long-lasting benefits.”