LightUp Edison Kit
Fun educational toy + Interactive mobile app
LightUp combines the best of both worlds by bringing together an engaging hands-on electronics platform with an interactive iOS mobile app. LightUp kits introduce key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts, teaching kids how to explore their world with electronics and code.
Kids can build projects by snapping together magnetic circuit blocks, and then use the LightUp Learning app (for iPad and iPhone) to interactively learn important concepts. The app includes introductory projects to get started, with new project ideas added every week. LightUp Lens, the in-app augmented reality feature, helps kids out when things don't work, and even gives them X-ray vision by letting them see electricity flow!
Learn the basics with the Edison Kit
With the Edison Kit, kids can build projects like a flashlight and SOS beeper that teach them about current, voltage, resistance, and other important concepts. Once they've mastered the basics, they can upgrade to the LightUp Tesla Kit, which is compatible with the Edison Kit and lets them build even cooler projects by teaching them how to code. With the Tesla Kit, kids can build a burglar alarm, musical instrument, and more.
Created by a Stanford teacher and engineer
LightUp was created by Josh, a teacher, and Tarun, an electrical engineer, who met at Stanford University while running educational workshops. They couldn't find a product that excited kids while teaching them the skills and concepts they'd need as the scientists, engineers, and innovators of the future. They decided to create the product they were looking for.