Innovative STEM toy maker ONEBOT has released its latest creation – a fighter jet programming kit that teaches kids coding fundamentals through immersive play. The Bluetooth-connected toy is available now via Xiaomi’s Youpin platform.
ONEBOT’s new DIY jet features fully customizable controls via an intuitive app. Users can choose from different colors and program finger gestures to trigger jet sounds and movements.
Custom Coding Commands Through Gestures
At the core of the interactive toy is a six-axis gyroscope that detects hand positioning and movement. Kids can map these gestures to different sound effects or motor functions.
For example, pointing one finger forward could trigger engine thrust while spreading two fingers initiates missile firing sounds. The options are endless, letting kids write their programs by playtesting what works best.
This helps grasp coding logic by seeing commands execute in real life. The physical feedback makes programming concepts more concrete for younger learners.
Multiplayer Battles via Bluetooth
Up to four jets can simultaneously engage in air combat, thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Friends can battle or collaborate on programming challenges through the ONEBOT app.
The jets also work as wireless game controllers, customizable to mobile games, smart TVs, and other devices. This builds further programming skills.
Engaging Platform for Coding Education
ONEBOT’s toy jet makes programming engaging by letting kids see their code execute through a physical toy they control.
While fun to play with alone, the multiplayer and device connectivity options provide a screen-free educational experience for groups.
Priced at 199 yuan, the DIY programmable fighter jet combines coding concepts with imagination through immersive play. As STEM toys go, it represents an exciting new direction for hands-on learning.