Friday, 27 April 2018

Tech Will Save Us Electro Hero Kit Review

Seb and Alex really enjoy making circuits and investigating how things work so when Tech Will Save Us got in touch and asked if they would like to review an Electro Hero Kit I knew they would love it.

The Electro Hero Kit helps children learn and explore with electricity. Using play dough they will create sound effects and light by making circuits and conducting electricity while following an on screen guide. I was happy to see the batteries are already included in the kit and all I needed to add was some play dough. I used ready made but there is also a recipe to make your own.

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To start your missions you head to the website(we used an iPad) and register which only takes a couple of minutes and then you are ready to get started.  The boys picked the Hulk Smash mission to start with and set about making play dough bricks and hulks hand using the mounds, and adding the wires following the on screen instructions. It is easy enough to follow that they were able to do this independently. When you smash the wall down using hulks hand the circuit is complete and you are treated to fun sound effects. Even Barney was keen to knock down the wall and shout “smash”. The on screen guide explains how this is the same kind of circuit as a light switch in the home.

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We then moved onto the Iron Man Mission. This introduces LEDs into the circuit making; starting with one and ending up with using several at the same time. We used them to light up the arc reactor and then we lit up Iron Mans eyes which looked brilliant. The boys needed a little help getting the LEDs in but the rest they were able to do without me helping.  I really like that the on screen guide explains the different types of circuits being made, it asks questions and encourages children to experiment with the circuits.

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This is a great addition to our home ed resources and perfect for STEM learning. I am looking forward to bringing the set out again and getting the boys involved in more creative circuit making, I am sure they will enjoy using the Electro Hero Kit to make their own creations.

The Electro Hero Kit is priced at a reasonable £29.99 and Tech Will Save Us are offering 10% my readers off using the code avengerskit10 at the checkout.

**We received this kit for the purpose of this post, all opinions are my own**

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