Get the DIY Robot Curiosity Kit for Ages 8 to 10 for $55.98 (reg. $119) with promo code BFSAVE20.
The 6 to 9 year olds on your list will love this next one — the DIY Robotic Art Kit. This introductory STEM learning kit gives kids the essentials to explore art, science and robotic technologies simultaneously. The sample projects will encourage them to get started, and the modules are produced to be LEGO compatible so they’ll be easy to play with and design.
Get the DIY Robotic Art Kit for Ages 6 to 9 for $23.98 (reg. $69) with promo code BFSAVE20.
You might have seen this next option on Forbes, TechCrunch, Mashable and Digital Trends. It’s the Ringo DIY Mobile Phone Kit, a Kickstarter-funded way to let kids make their very won mobile phone complete with apps and games. Ideal for kids 11 and older, this kit gives them everything they need to build the phone console — which will keep them busy for up to 5 hours.
Get the Ringo DIY Mobile Phone Kit + Tools for $143.96 (reg. $194) with promo code BFSAVE20.
The SunFounder PiCar-V Kit is a great way to get kids interested in Raspberry Pi. This STEM learning kit lets kids over 11 play while also learning Raspberry Pi, robotics, electronics and program, as the PiCar-V is an open-source robot learning kid based on Raspberry Pi. Build time will take between 4 and 5 hours, so this is a great rainy day activity that’s both fun and educational.
Get the SunFounder PiCar-V Kit V2.0 for Raspberry Pi 4 for $83.96 (reg. $115) with promo code BFSAVE20.
This isn’t your ordinary puzzle! Nope, the DIY 3D Wood Craft Jigsaw Puzzle Kit lets you craft an eco-friendly, educational and easy mechanical puzzle, without needing any glue or nails. Aside from teaching you about the principles of mechanics, this cool puzzle is made from durable basswood that’s eco-friendly, lasts for years and can eventually be recycled without doing any harm to the environment.
This Kickstarter and Indiegogo-funded project is the perfect present for both novice and pro robotic engineers alike. The set includes everything needed to build 7 tall robots, including cool features like lights and moving parts. Part puzzle, part science, and part creativity this is a unique gift that promises to be tons of fun. Additional tools are required for assembly and not included.
Have someone on your list who loves vintage cars? This Silver Bullet Metal DIY Model Kit could be the perfect gift. This gorgeous old car is fun to build and will be beautiful to look at once they’re done. It’s open to the wind and aerodynamic, and the intricate engine gears can be even seen when you lift up the hood. It’s perfect for anyone 14 and up!
Got a kid who loves toy cars on your list? Then the Autonomous Vehicle Kit is a must-have present under the tree! It teaches kids the concepts of artificial intelligence and self-driving care technologies, while also showing them how to assemble every part of the toy car. It helps develop imagination while honing kids’ problem-solving skills, making this a cool multi-tasking gift.
Tesla lovers, listen up! This DIY oneTeslaTS has unmatched performances thanks to its robust design and DRSSTC topology and impressive performance of musical capability. You’ll impress anyone with the huge 20″ sparks and powerful music, which can be connected to a MIDI input. It’s perfectly tuned out of the box, and makes a great gift for anyone over 18.
Kids 8 and up can get started on their STEM education with Mand Labs Electronic Series DIY Kit. It comes with over 50 hands-on projects, from fundamentals of electricity to advanced concepts of transistors in electronics and robotics. They don’t need to have any prior experience in electronics, as you start with simple projects, but after playing they’ll develop real-world tech skills.
Gamers will love the Nibble: Educational DIY Game Console. It’s an educational tool that’s disguised as a fun retro gaming console for kids 9 and up. It comes preloaded with 4 retro games, and then they can take over and build their own in CircuitBlocks code editor. It’s easy for beginners, and the hardware’s schematics and bill of materials are all open-source and available online.
This WiFi Digital Microscope is the perfect gift for the most curious individual on your list. It connects to your phone, tablet or computer to let you view things at a magnification of 50 up to 1,000 times. It supports USB interface so it easily connects to your computer, and comes complete with camera, video and file storage.
Build your very own drone with whatever design you like, and then watch it fly with the DIY Building Block Fly & Drive Drone. It can soar for 12 minutes with a maximum flight range of 246 feet. It’s simple to build and then you get to reap the benefits by playing with it as it flies or drives, letting you take control of the process from the very first step.
If you want to encourage your kids’ creativity, the Robotime 3D Wooden DIY Puzzle Toy is the perfect tool for children 8 and older. This puzzle toy helps kids’ practical ability, while also enhancing their patience and creative thinking. It has sound activated technology, so it can walk at the sound of a clap, and is made from non-toxic high-quality plywood so you know it’s safe for their hands.
If you want to construct your own Space Fights Building Block Drone, you’ve found the perfect one. You’ll construct this flying machine from scratch, and it comes with 6 axis gyro and auto flight stabilization that enables maximum flying experience. And while you play, you’ll also be learning about aerodynamics, weight distribution and other concepts.