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BOSON Starter Kit + micro:bit - Review

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Product Performed to Expectations: 10
Specifications were sufficient to design with: 8
Demo Software was of good quality: 10
Product was easy to use: 10
Support materials were available: 1
The price to performance ratio was good: 10
TotalScore: 49 / 60
  • RoadTest: BOSON Starter Kit + micro:bit
  • Evaluation Type: Test Equipment
  • Was everything in the box required?: Yes
  • What were the biggest problems encountered?: The biggest problem with this product was the task cards. I love the idea and the easy of reading through them but, the code provides was out of date and there is no support for updating the cards.

  • Detailed Review:

    Upon the first impression the boson starter kit + micro:bit was amazing!  There are lots of potential in this kit and it provided excitement with the possibilities to do so much without the need to solder. The ability for instant results makes this kit well worth the money.  Lights, fans, motors, are just a few things that can be made quickly and engage the learner.  This offers a great springboard for learning about microcontrollers and circuits. Coding was a bit challenging as the mirco:bits platform had been updated and there was no way to update the task cards.  With a little reading and problem solving coding issues were resolved.  This offers higher order thinking for beginners and is best used for students ages 9 - 99.


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