The Boolean Box is a build-it-yourself computer kit that encourages girls--and boys--to code, build, invent and animate. Using only the parts within the Boolean Box, kids can learn basic circuits and build quick-reaction games, a control panel for Minecraft, or even a game controller for games they've coded. With added components, they can build alarms, robots, motion detectors and more. $149.99
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