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This Drool-Worthy $99 Kit Lets Kids Build Their Own Computers | Wired Design |

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A computer kit that’s fun enough to hold kids’ attentions, but smart enough to actually teach them something.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is a cool teaching concept for kids to learn more about computing–both from the hardware and software perspectives. The idea was to create something that could be fun like a toy, but a teachable object. 


If someone wants to get one of these for me for Christmas, it would make me happy! I wish we had stuff like this when I was a kid. I’d probably share this with my son, since the site talks about using this in conjunction with Minecraft, which is something my son LOVES.


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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