iWorld Australia releases Two New Robotic STEM Products from Robobloq

Melbourne, Australia – October 17, 2018 – iWorld Australia in partnership with Robobloq have launched two new STEM products from Robobloq, the Q-Elephant Robot Kit and the Q-Dino Robot Kit. The kits will be available in Australia and New Zealand at selected retail locations, online and education resellers.

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littleBits Avenger Hero Inventor Kit Review: Build your own superhero

I’ve got the luckiest kids in the world – some cool things come to our office for them to see before things even hit the stores.  Sometimes, they are goodies for kids – the coolest and latest toys and gadgets.

The littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit is one such item.  It’s been sitting in the office ready for the kids for aa few weeks – then finally School Holidays were upon us so a morning project had to be putting together this super-hero arm.

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New scholarships for STEM-smart Sydney students

In Sydney’s south-west, members of the Macarthur Astronomical Society – some retired professional astronomers, others keen amateurs – mentor school students, passing on a love of the night sky to future stargazers.

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Kano battles “throwaway culture of electronics” by teaching kids how to take apart their tech

Slimmer, lighter devices are the goal for most technology companies, but not Kano. In this interview, the designers behind the pioneering STEM toy company make their case for tech products that can be easily disassembled.

“As technology is getting more advanced, laptops for example, they’re getting way slimmer, more portable,” Kano lead product designer Bruno Schillinger told Dezeen. “That’s great for usability, but new machines are becoming increasingly hard to prise open.”

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STEM scholarships for regional students

Rural and regional Australians are being encouraged to study science, technology, engineering and maths, with scholarships of up to $18,000 on offer.

More than 1200 rural and regional Australians will be granted scholarships of up to $18,000 to study science, technology, engineering and maths.

The federal government is calling on hopefuls to apply for the $24 million scholarship program, to help support the cost of university and vocational education and training.

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REVIEW: Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit released this month, and Leaky were lucky enough to review the kit in its entirety, which contains a first-of-its-kind motion sensor wand, helping you learn how to code whilst completing Potter-themed challenges!

I was super impressed with the kit overall, with highlights being the art style throughout the game, the number of spells available to use, and the manner in which the kit builds up knowledge of coding naturally, making it feel as though you’re playing a game, but also offering ways to explore your creativity and skill further in the ‘Kano Play’ free-play environment and share your creations in the collaborative ‘Kano World’ network.


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iWorld Australia Releases Circuit Scribe STEM Class Kits with No Payments Until February 2019

Melbourne, Australia – October 12, 2018 – iWorld Australia have partnered with Circuit Scribe to ensure that all educators are equiped with STEM Education class kits for Term 4 and Back to School 2019 that allows them to introduce electronics in their classroom. The kits include free lesson plans, are aligned to Australian and New Zealand Curriculum and are suitable for 25 to 30 students per kit. No limit on how many kits can be purchased during this offer period. We want to ensure educators don’t miss out on these valuable STEM education kits. Educators will not need to pay for 4 months, with no deposit, no interest and no payments until the end of February 2019. “We are working hard to really grow and develop STEM/STEAM in both Australia and New Zealand and in 2019 we have so many exciting new brands on the way to complement our current range” states Chad DeClase, Director at iWorld Australia.

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Visiting littleBits and Ayah Bdeir

Ayah Bdeir

For Maker Faire New York this year, Mike Senese finally made good on a promise to himself to visit maker pals in the region. To do so he flew in a couple days early and hit the ground running. First up: littleBits and founder Ayah Bdeir. continue reading

Get your kids building hi-tech instruments with the littleBits Electronic Music Inventor Kit

It might only be September, but the well-prepared parents among you will already be considering Christmas gift ideas for kids, and we reckon that the littleBits Electronic Music Inventor Kit could be a prime candidate for a stocking or two. continue reading

Crows launch innovative STEM program

Nigel Smart with students from Mawson Lakes School who will take part in the STEMfooty program

Nigel Smart with students from Mawson Lakes School who will take part in the STEMfooty program

Australian Rules football and the Adelaide Crows will be at the forefront of an innovative new education program designed to encourage more school students to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). continue reading