Turn STEM learning into a game for kids 9+ for $80

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Nibble DIY console connected to laptop

TL;DR: As of Dec. 17, Nibble — the educational DIY game console — is on sale for just $79.99 instead of $109.99. That's a savings of 27% on a retro gaming console that tricks kids into educational fun.


Your child might be interested in STEM topics, but getting them actually studying in a way that keeps them engaged is another story. It might help to turn learning into a game, or even a whole game console. That's what Nibble offers in its own way. This console arrives totally disassembled so your learner of age nine or older can put it together, code their own games, and more. Normally, this DIY game console would be $109.99, but you can get it for $79.99. 

Make learning STEM a game

Your child may not be ready to bite off a whole STEM education, but how about a little 'Nibble'? Nibble is an educational tool that doubles as a retro game console with games your kids ages nine and older can code, customize, and play. Your purchase also comes with an improved version of MAKERbuino, along with a guide to show your child how to work through the assembly process. Once it's put together, kids can start playing four pre-loaded retro games: Bonk, Invaderz, Snake, and Spacerocks. These games might look a little familiar to classic gamers, but that's not the end of the gaming capabilities. 

One of the most exciting features of Nibble is that you can create new games for it. Programmers can use a beginner-friendly platform similar to Scratch for embedded game programming. Plus, all the hardware is open source, including the console's schematics, bill of materials, and code for further exploration and customization.

This console has a 32-bit, 160MHz processor, 4MB storage, 80KB RAM, a 1.4" 128x128 full-color TFT display, and WiFi connectivity. It may only take two hours for your little STEM student to put Nibble together, but it could get them started on a lifelong love of fabrication and programming. 

A STEM toy for children 9+

Sometimes learning is a game. And sometimes learning is finding out how to build a game. 

For a limited time, you can get Nibble on sale for $79.99 (reg. $109.99). 

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