Help your child grow with Ziro, a dexterous robotics kit for kids!

But, that's not where the fun ends! Besides cars, Ziro lets you build cardboard robots, articulated animals and more.

By Udita Madan | Updated: May 23, 2016, 23:22 PM IST
Help your child grow with Ziro, a dexterous robotics kit for kids!
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New Delhi: Remember the days we used to build houses, cars, tall buildings, etc., with Lego? It used to be our favourite pastime, challenging our siblings and friends to make something better than ours.

As the digital age has progressed, we have moved on from plastic construction toys to technology to help us grow and learn and that's where the children in today's times can benefit.

Let your child's imagination explore with Ziro - a robotics kit that lets you build all sorts of vehicles using a few motors, a smartphone and a glove!

The kit comes complete with four wireless motors and pieces sufficient enough to build a small car.

But, that's not where the fun ends! Besides cars, Ziro also lets you build cardboard robots, articulated animals and more.

You will also receive cardboard layouts of all the things you can build, if you upgrade your kit to the creator bundle upgrade.

TechCrunch.com explains how Ziro works, saying that, when it comes to controlling your motors, the Ziro modules create and connect to a Wi-Fi network so they can talk to each other. The Ziro system doesn’t rely on your home Wi-Fi network so you can bring it with you. You can configure each motor using the Ziro app on your phone. And you can move your vehicle using Ziro’s glove.

TechCrunch further reveals that, the Ziro team avoided the good old controller with plenty of buttons. The glove comes with accelerometers and a Wi-Fi chip.

For instance, if you want to move left, you slowly tilt your hand to the left. This user interface is interesting in itself. It makes you feel like you’re using magic to control a car as you don’t hold anything in your hand.