One of our favorite educational app developers, Tinybop, has recently released what may be its coolest creation to date: The Everything Machine by Tinybop. Here’s the deal: The app uses your device’s built-in features — camera, microphone, speaker, screen, gyroscope — in conjunction with its visual programming language. Put those two together and kids can build their very own machines. The possibilities are pretty much endless, and include something as simple as making a light switch to more complex inventions such as creating a kaleidoscope, voice disguiser, stop-motion camera, or cookie thief catcher!
For parents of school-age kids, be prepared to help out in the beginning. Tweens should be able to get going on their own. Example machines are offered to help you get started, then you’re good to go. Oh, and did we mention the fart noises that are included?
The Everything Machine by Tinybop is available on iTunes for $2.99 here.