Components of the Neuron Artist Kit
The Neuron Artist Kit contains 8 electronic blocks (sound sensor, LED panel, range sensor and more) as well as 6 cardboard stencils. With these materials, children can easily create a number of fun creations: a ukulele, a xylophone, a cloud lantern, an infinity band, an LED sword and a magic drum. At the same time, the children learn to program and experience a demanding and interactive experience.
The Neuron Artist Kit includes the Neuron app and the mBlock programming software. The Neuron app supports a flow-based programming language, so children learn by simply inserting and dragging blocks and pressing buttons. They can then view the result of their code in real time and are quickly able to refine the code. Children acquire more advanced skills with the mBlock software based on Scratch 3.0. mBlock supports a block-based programming language that children can use to program their neurons to create stories, games and animations.
How does the Neuron app work?
What if the child doesn't immediately understand exactly how to use the modules? Don't worry, the artist kit includes instruction cards that explain how each module works, how to program it and what interactive games you can play with it. The Neuron app also contains built-in building instructions and programming tutorials as well as video instructions for example projects. The six projects are strongly related to art: you can create a xylophone that plays songs, a ukulele that makes different sounds, you can beat a magic drum, and much more. Children can use the instructions to create their own projects that are both fun and unique.
Is it suitable for beginners?
Yes! Since the eight electronic modules offer a wide variety of functions such as light, sound, etc., children can incorporate them into many different, new and interesting creations. The Neuron app and the mBlock platform make programming a breeze. The beginning is easy, even for absolute beginners without any previous knowledge.