Cubits are electronics and robotic project kids that allow students to do more with their projects than other similar kits. In fact it seems wrong to even call Cubit, kits, because they do allow so much more. We’ve all heard the words “walled garden” when talking about things like the Apple ecosystem, well many of Cubit’s competitors have their own walled gardens.
While Little Bits is another amazing company, each one of their kits is designed for a specific project. Kits that are for multiple projects are limited as well. This is perfect for introductory lessons at any age and grade level but when those kids want to do more, they’re stuck rigging things up, kind of like the way Jason Guow and his brother Marvin, the founders of Cubit, were as kids. They were tinkerers, taking things apart to put things back together and to create other things. I was the same way, I had the only GI Joe vehicles with working head lights and systems with bass in them.
With Cubits you don’t have to take anything apart but they’ve stripped the project kit down to the pieces necessary to create an infinite amount of projects. The other big thing with Cubits is the coding part isn’t based on a block language like Scratch but rather real text based coding.
At the company’s ISTE booth we got to see a really amazing robot along with an earthquake simulator that not just shook the toothpick houses but allowed the creators to use sensors to measure the data. “Some students create two simulators and build a bridge across” Christopher Kind the Head of Education Partnerships at Cubit told us in an interview. That’s just one example of how Cubits goes above and beyond the typical project kits.
We asked King if Cubits lived at the space above kit offerings like Snap Circuits, and he agreed. Similar to Little Bits, Snap Circuits is great for the basics and getting the principles down but when creativity starts to mesh with innovation and the mad scientist of today’s boys and girls, Cubits is definitely the answer.
Check out our our 9 year old ed tech reporter, Tatum and King in this interview video: