With most jobs now a days needing some sort of technical training it makes sense to introduce children to concepts at an early age. TinkerBots Educational Robotic building Set ($160+) does just that. It makes it possible for young kids and adults to create a number of robotic toys just by clicking pieces together like Legos. The kit features a power brain block, kinetic modules, and passive pieces. You can even add your own lego blocks to make your creations even more complex.
The power brain block provides the power and contains an Arduino-compatible microcontroller. Snap that with the other pieces to create your toy and you’re ready to go. Your toy can be controlled by either recording movements and playing them back or by your android or iOS device. There are multiple kits available including wheeler, animal, and grabber kits. You can check out all the purchase options on their Indiegogo campaign.