The Amazing Annoyatron

15 customer reviews

$99.00

The award-winning kit that teaches kids to code

The Amazing Annoyatron is the fun way for kids to learn about electronics and coding. With 20+ cool creations they can build (and re-build) plus free add-on projects, your kids will enjoy creating new projects and pranks whilst building their STEM skills.

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Meet the world’s coolest coding kit

Fun, educational & undeniably annoying

The premise for this kit is simple: what if learning about coding and electronics wasn’t boring? With The Amazing Annoyatron, your child’s eyes will light up as they build new inventions, tweak them, and grow their coding superpowers.

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Packed with countless things to create and endless hours of fun

Over 20 unique inventions can be built and re-built with The Amazing Annoyatron. It’s a blast to assemble and test them all, and they can then be customised to make them even better (i.e., more annoying).

What you can create

The burglar alarm you don’t remember installing. The rooster you never knew you had. The chirping cricket you can never find. Plus many, many more.

Exciting activities guaranteed to keep them entertained

The Amazing Annoyatron is an educational kit, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Set it to 110%

Your child will enjoy our coding challenges which guide them through making their own modifications and tweaks to the inventions.

Meet the creator

The kit was created by a kid – just like them. Michael features in all the instructional videos and adds a unique, personal touch to the experience.

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Bits and pieces and so much more

There are 31 electronic parts and components included in the box. We’ve got things to make noises. Others to trigger them. And we show kids exactly how to put them all together!

What you’ll find in the box
  • Code-able Brain Board
  • Mini ‘buzzer’ Speaker
  • Distance/Motion Sensor
  • Light Sensor

  • Jumper Wires

  • Battery Connector

+ even more!

You’ll only hear great things about The Amazing Annoyatron


We purchased an Annoyatron as a birthday gift for our 8 yr old son. The Annoyatron provides a great pathway for kids to learn whilst having fun! Fantastic Product!

Damian

Quirky, inventive fun!

Mary


I would definitely recommend this kit to anyone – well put together, great instructions, and lots of fun for everyone!

Phillip

Straight from the mind of a fourteen-year-old Australian inventor

Watch this short video to learn more about the kit from its teen inventor and EduKits founder, Michael Nixon.

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Fosters STEM skills critical for tomorrow’s jobs

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Logic

Coding is all about logic, knowing which order things should happen in. You can’t whisk an egg before you crack it – code has similar patterns.

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Creativity

Our kit encourages kids to experiment and make each invention their own. We show them what different bits of code do and how to change them up.

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Inventiveness

There are endless ways to use The Amazing Annoyatron. Kids will get inventive disguising their creations and pranking friends and family.

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Problem Solving

With tech, things don’t always go to plan. Coding errors can yield hilarious, unexpected results but are also powerful learning opportunities.

You may have seen us around, already

The Amazing Annoyatron has been featured in countless shows, magazines and publications, in addition to winning multiple awards.

It’s appeared on the TODAY Show, won a National iAward and was listed as one of the Top 10 Toys of 2018.

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Frequently asked questions

When we named this product, we knew there’d be questions. Here are some of the most common ones we’re asked by customers.

What’s the recommended age group?

The Amazing Annoyatron is best for children aged 9 or above. The inventions require your child to be able to read and write in order to follow along. It’s still a fun activity for younger children, especially if they’re tech-savvy, just expect to help with most of the steps.

What type of code will my child learn?

We generally get this question from engineers and people with past coding experience. Our activities work with C++, but don’t worry – kids aren’t writing entire programs from scratch. We supply ‘starting code’, then guide users through changing different parts and parameters.

Do I need to buy batteries?

No. Inventions are powered by your computer, so no batteries are needed. If you want to use inventions untethered, you can purchase and use a 9V battery with the supplied clip. A USB power bank also works.

How annoying is the Annoyatron?

With the kit, there are a few inventions which can make reasonably-loud noises, the ‘Burglar Alarm’ being one example. However, we have instructions on how to fix the volume if that’s a problem. The noise is pretty harmless, and most of the inventions are annoying but quiet.

Was this kit really created by a kid?

Yes, even though it sounds like some marketing ploy. The entire product – including packaging, graphics, instructions and video – were created by EduKits’ founder when he was just fourteen years old. If you’re interested, you can read more about his story.

Is shipping free?

Yes, of course! This includes all destinations, worldwide. We ship from Australia with Australia Post and will supply you with tracking details on dispatch. Read our full shipping policy for further details.

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Illustrations not to scale. Product does not include laptop computer. Internet access and a laptop or desktop computer with a USB port are required to download and use the recommended software. Always ask for a parent’s permission before going onling. Designed for use by ages 9+. ‘The Amazing Annoyatron’ name as well as all associated text and images, ‘EduKits’, the EduKits logo, and all text and images are Copyright © EduKits International. All rights reserved.

15 reviews for The Amazing Annoyatron

  1. Hunter Boyle

    I really believe in this product and the mission that teen maker @michael_nixon has embarked on here with the Amazing Annoyatron.

    Coding and STEM skills are critical for today’s kids, but the tools for learning those skills often aren’t very fun or engaging. Not so here. Once we got through the initial setup, my 10-year-old loved using the kit to create and alter sounds, lights, delays, etc. She was excited enough to take it into class, so I consider that a big win.

    If you’ve got an adolescent or young teen, this kit is an excellent way to gauge (or pique) their interest in coding and begin their geek journey. My kids and I are looking forward to more cool pranks and products from this young entrepreneur.

    Pros:
    * Great way to introduce kids to coding, electronics

    * Fun STEM tool designed by teen entrepreneur

    * Kids really light up when using it

    Cons:
    * Initial setup can be a little tricky for younger kids

    (via ProductHunt)

  2. Hugh

    Really cool product!!!

  3. Alicia

    I got one of your Annoyatrons for my sporty son who doesn’t use the computer for much more than playing games. When he saw it was an electronics kit he wasn’t all that excited. In the school holidays my husband said he’d pay him $50 if he could make all 20 projects – which he then went on to do. The next term at school an opportunity came up to be in a team for a science and robotics competition. My son joined a team, which I don’t think he would have had the confidence or interest to do had he not experienced coding through the Annoyatron. Their team made it to the NSW state final which was an awesome achievement. I think your product does a fantastic job at opening the door for kids to explore electronics and coding especially those who wouldn’t ordinarily be interested in it.

  4. Damian

    We purchased an Annoyatron as a birthday gift for our 8 yr old son. The Annoyatron provides a great pathway for kids to learn whilst having fun! It combines basic electronics with basic coding- and introduces kids to technology by allowing a safe environment to experiment. Fantastic product!
    The Annoyatron would make an ideal Christmas present ;).

  5. Charles

    I wanted to know exactly what our family was getting itself into when letting one of your Amazing Annoyatrons into our house, so I sat down and worked through the 20 projects to see what each one did. Wow, there’s a lot of value there. I started building them at 9:30pm and didn’t finish until the early hours of the morning. There were a fair few that put a smile on my face and made me think ‘yep that’s really clever’. I’m glad I worked through the projects. I’m good with a computer –
    Word, Excel, emails etc but have never done anything with coding. I reckon my kids will be able to do the projects without any trouble, but I’m glad I now know enough to give them a hand if they need it. Well done EduKits. Highly Recommended!

  6. Dannii

    Fast postage. Great service. Thanks.

  7. James

    My kids really love this! If you’re looking for a fun way to get your kids into coding, then this is it. I would definitely recommend this kit to anyone – well put together, great instructions, and lots of fun for everyone!

  8. Jac

    The kids a genius to come up with this idea & initiative!, what creative genius, not just teaching kids, adults as well. The next generation “Steve Jobs” we believe!

  9. Phillip

    This kit has made it really easy for my kids to get started with coding. It includes lots of inventions for the youngsters to build and is great fun. The perfect way to get kids excited about technology!

  10. Lacey Manwaring

    Hi I’m Lacey. Betty gave me an Annoyatron for my birthday and I have really enjoyed learning how to code. Your kits have been used to teach students how to code.

  11. Joshua

    I was given this as a gift and it was great. I was worried about the coding side, but that was one of the easier parts. It’s really fun and I would suggest it to others, I just wish it was louder.

  12. Debra Lowery

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  13. Mary Price

    Quirky, inventive fun!

  14. Brah_2008

    Good fun. Thanks for adding the quick copy button into the instructions.

  15. M Bliemel

    Got this for my kids (6 & 8) using the Creative Kids voucher. The product’s packaging, messaging, marketing, design, video production quality, etc is all really well done and spot on to maximise how annoying kids can get even more annoying to their parents. The scaffolding on how to make each project even more annoying is great, too. Michael makes each project quite easy to follow with copying and pasting code from his site and then learning to edit it.

    Sure, you could order similar kids for less, but then you don’t get the same feeling about supporting an up and coming entrepreneur from the region. Having every LED, wire and bit match everything in his videos also makes them easier for kids to follow.

    Only thing I’d recommend is finding a way for the instructions & code to work via a more drag and drop interface like http://s4a.cat/ which many kids are familiar with via minecraft (e.g., rpi, kano or education versions), hour of code, etc. Overall, still 5/5!

    (via ProductHunt)

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