Code Rocket: Blast into Coding!

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Code Rocket: Blast into Coding!


Looking for a gift that will thrill your techie kids while teaching them coding skills?

Blast into coding with Code Rocket! Girls and boys aged 8 to 12 can learn coding through this rocket-shaped circuit board. Code Rocket is equipped with eight LED lights, a speaker, and two buttons that are controlled with code. Using a computer and Code Rocket, kids learn how computer programming can control physical objects and get immediate feedback from the rocket that they can code!

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Learning code is fun with online example projects and free software compatible with Windows, Mac, and Chromebook computers or laptops. 20 free projects teach coding by example and show kids how to modify code and build their own custom programs. The potential is unlimited - when kids use the C++ (see-plus-plus) coding language, they can build anything they can dream up.

Example projects with this kit include:

  • Laser ‘blaster’ LED lights

  • Countdown sequence with light and sound effects

  • Morse code messages on the sounds and lights of Rocket

  • Fade up and down the ‘thruster’ LED lights

Coding concepts introduced with this kit include:

  • Variables

  • Loops

  • Functions

  • ‘If’ statements

  • ‘For’ loops

  • Troubleshooting and ‘Bug Hunting’

Code Rocket includes a USB cable and plugs into a standard USB port on a Windows, Mac, or Chromebook computer. Visit the Let’s Start Coding website to install free software that contains projects and learning resources. Pre-written programs build in complexity and introduce coding concepts with each fun project.

Notes for adults: If your young coder is not a strong typer or is not familiar with installing and using software, they will benefit from your help. Installing the software takes 5 to 20 minutes and can be done before the child starts with the kit. Follow along with them on the first setup project and first coding project and it will be easier for your child to get the hang of writing and uploading code.