January 21, 2019 in Education, News

The Amazing Annoyatron – EduKits Workshop Style

Today as part of our 'Tech It Out' summer holiday workshop series EduKits ran a session on electronics and coding using 'The Amazing Annoyatron'. Kids were super excited to be…
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January 9, 2019 in Coding, Education, News

Regional kids “Tech It Out” during school holidays

For three consecutive years, EduKits has been running school holiday workshops for kids in the Riverina to learn about new technologies. Our first ever workshops were held in the 2016/17…
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January 4, 2019 in News

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…
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November 16, 2018 in News

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…
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October 31, 2018 in Coding, Education

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…
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October 20, 2018 in Explainer

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…
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October 9, 2018 in News

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).…
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August 30, 2018 in News

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…
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August 20, 2018 in 3D Printing, News

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…
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June 29, 2018 in 3D Printing, Education, Schools

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…
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June 7, 2018 in News

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…
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May 16, 2018 in Coding, Education, Schools

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…
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May 15, 2018 in Coding, Education, Schools

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…
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May 8, 2018 in News, Schools

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…
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April 26, 2018 in 3D Printing

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…
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April 9, 2018 in Explainer

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…
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March 12, 2018 in News

EduKits exhibits at 2018 Australian Toy Association (ATA) Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair

This year EduKits made the decision to exhibit at the annual Toy Fair in Melbourne which is run by the Australian Toy Association. A trade only event we thought it…
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March 8, 2018 in Coding, Education, Schools

Founder presents at technology careers event

On March 7, Michael Nixon from EduKits presented at The BiG Day In, an annual Australia-wide IT careers conference for high school students interested in technology. The conference is hosted…
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March 8, 2018 in News

The Amazing Annoyatron – its hotting up in Queensland!

With headquarters for the Amazing Annoyatron being in Wagga Wagga NSW we don’t often get access to newspapers from Queensland. We were ecstatic to find out from one of our…
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March 4, 2018 in News

Hot Wheels, Barbie Dolls, Lego, and….The Amazing Annoyatron

Most of the press EduKits gets with The Amazing Annoyatron is the result of its inventor being a 14 year old kid who goes to a public high school in…
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March 1, 2018 in News

Talking at the Shed of the Year

EduKits was pleased to be invited to present a talk to members of the Wagga Rotary Club held at Wagga's Mens Shed, which was announced Australian Men's Shed of the…
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February 26, 2018 in News

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…
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February 1, 2018 in News

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…
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January 26, 2018 in 3D Printing, Coding, Education, News

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…
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November 13, 2017 in Education, Schools

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…
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October 27, 2017 in News

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…
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October 16, 2017 in Education, News

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…
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October 15, 2017 in Explainer

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…
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July 17, 2017 in Coding, Explainer

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…
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April 4, 2017 in Coding, Explainer, Support

Parent’s guide to The Amazing Annoyatron

We get a lot of parent’s wondering about whether letting an Amazing Annoyatron into their house is going to be a good thing or not. We say it's going to…
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December 6, 2016 in Explainer, Support

Installing the NewPing library to the Arduino software

What is a library, anyway? When you want to attach sensors or other new parts (or 'hardware') to your Arduino board, it is often necessary to install a 'library' so…
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October 24, 2016 in 3D Printing, Updates

The UP Box is back, and with a bang

Tiertime's back on the job, just a few months after the anticipated release of their newest (at least, back then) 3D printer, the UP Mini 2. Just last week it…
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August 15, 2016 in 3D Printing, Updates

UP MINI 2 now shipping Australia-wide

The wait is finally over. The most anticipated desktop 3D printer of the year is now in stock and shipping across Australia! What printer are we talking about? The UP MINI…
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