The team at EduKits have just come off a mega weekend of STEM where we…
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Just how destructive is automation?
In this powerful thought piece, Michael Nixon considers what the future will look like in a world becoming increasingly dependant on robotics, artificial intelligence and automation. In early 2018, many…Read More
Some pretty exciting news came in over the week. The Amazing Annoyatron was named by…
Today as part of our 'Tech It Out' summer holiday workshop series EduKits ran a…
For three consecutive years, EduKits has been running school holiday workshops for kids in the…
Christmas 2018… It’s a wrap.
Wow, it’s hard to believe Christmas 2018 has come and gone. We’d like to give a huge thanks to all our returning customers and for those new to EduKits who…Read More
Amazing Annoyatron named in best 33 toys of Chicago Toy and Game Week.
At EduKits we're always grateful for recognition received through both the STEM and Toy and Game industries. This week we were humbled to learn of The Amazing Annoyatron's inclusion in…Read More
Why do we even teach coding?
For a while now, we’ve all been told that coding is the one crucial skill that the kids of today are going to need for the jobs of tomorrow. Governments…Read More
Spine-tingling inventions to build this halloween
1. Creepy, singing Jack O’Lanterns There’s nothing that screams Halloween more than Jack O’Lanterns! With this invention, you’ll create your own creepy, singing pumpkin heads that are sure to cause…Read More
Amazing Annoyatron – Finalist 2018 USA Toy & Game Innovation Awards
For the past 11 years the best and the brightest innovators, designers and marketers in the toy and game industry have been recognised at America's annual Toy and Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs).…Read More
Amazing Annoyatron wins National iAward
Tonight the Amazing Annoyatron was awarded an Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) iAward in the nation’s leading awards program for technology innovation. “What we’ve seen from our finalists this evening…Read More
RoboDay shines light on 3D printing
Over the weekend EduKits was proud to be involved with the Wagga Wagga RoboDay as part of the 2018 Riverina Science Festival. The Wagga Wagga City library did an awesome…Read More
3D printing in the classroom: Here’s what you should consider
3D printers can be fantastic tools when learning about STEM in the classroom. They allow students to create tangible versions of their designs and encourage creative, yet practical thinking. Not…Read More
The Amazing Annoyatron wins NSW iAward
Tonight EduKits attended the iAwards NSW finals held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, where our hard work was rewarded with the winning of an iAward for The Amazing…Read More
A Teacher’s guide to the Amazing Annoyatron
We’ve personally used the Annoyatron in a holiday workshop format so are happy to provide some recommendations on how best to use it as a teaching tool. One of the…Read More
Atlassian founder Cannon-Brookes: “Why coding is critical for kids”
Atlassian is certainly one of Australia's greatest startup success stories. Founded by Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, the mammoth software development company was founded in 2002 and funded by $10,000…Read More
It’s YICTE time – pull out your Annoyatron!
Each year in Australia there is a program run called Young ICT Explorers or YICTE as it is commonly known. The YICTE program encourages kids to work in teams to…Read More
3D printing – solving problems big and small
One of the great things about working in the Educational Technology industry is watching people learn new skills and put them into practice. We were encouraged this week to receive…Read More
Amazing Annoyatron – Designer Notes
It seems these days that everyone is getting on board with STEM and wanting to come out with a coding product. There’s been announcements about products from toy cars through…Read More
Pitchfest Judge elected Australian Deputy Prime Minister
It was interesting to read today’s newspaper headlines that Michael McCormack has been elected as the new Deputy Prime Minister for Australia. Those who have been following the EduKits journey…Read More
EduKits tour of Silicon Valley
In late January, I was given the opportunity to take part in a tour of Silicon Valley in the United States. The area, near San Francisco in California, is home…Read More
School holiday tech workshops a success
Over the summer holidays, EduKits ran a number of school holiday workshops for kids, held at Wagga's co-working space, Working Spaces HQ. This was the second time that I've run…Read More
Why teachers should care about engaging their students with STEM
For those of us who have been exposed to STEM for many years, or even for those who have been working with it for a little while, the idea of…Read More
STEM Academy – Showcase in Wagga Wagga
Today EduKits attended a Sydney University STEM Academy showcase event for primary school teachers, which was held in Wagga Wagga. At the event EduKits founder Michael Nixon presented a short…Read More
EduKits featured in SBS Small Business Secrets
It was great this week to refresh some Pitchfest 2017 memories, with the airing of the latest SBS Small Business Secrets episode where they featured the Australia Post Regional…Read More
The Amazing Annoyatron – why parents love it.
With EduKits being a start-up and our founder still in high school we get heaps of feedback and suggestions from the business community which is great. A lot of people…Read More
What exactly is code?
Our laptops, smartphones and video game consoles are all powerful computers. In fact, modern smartphones have now become millions of times faster than the whole of the NASA computing network…Read More