Tynker, A Startup That Teaches Kids To Code, Now Works With Robots, Drones And More

Teaching children to control the Internet of Things…hmm.

TechCrunch

Tynker, a startup that teaches children the fundamentals of programming by having them build their own games, is now expanding its platform to allow kids to control connected devices, including drones, robots and other “smart home” products, like lighting systems. The company will introduce these capabilities this weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, and the additional support is also now rolling out to both the Tynker iPad and Android tablet applications.

The startup, to date, has been focused on making the core concepts around programming more accessible to younger children by offering a number of tutorials and tools they can interact with in order to build games with fun characters through a visual, drag-and-drop interface.

In the past three years, over 23 million kids have begun coding with Tynker and its curriculum is now being used in more than 20,000 schools across the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and…

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