TL;DR: As of May 8, this DIY Building Block STEM Drone is 61% off, so you can get it for $49.99 instead of its usual $129.
While millennials spent most of their childhoods playing outside, the children of millennials rarely step out unless forced. They’d much rather bury their faces in their tablets or gaming consoles. If you’re looking for a way to get your kid outside and away from screens for a little while, check out this DIY Building Block STEM Drone. After a bit of educational fun building it, they can take it to the skies outside and explore.
Featured last month, the DIY drone kit is an exciting way for kids ages 6 to 10 to hone their STEM skills. It comes with all the supplies needed to put it together, including the circuit board, building blocks, propellers, controller, and the tools to connect everything. There are also step-by-step instructions that make the DIY part a bit easier. Along the way, kids will learn the basics of aerodynamics and load balance, build their practical skills, and maybe even get a confidence boost seeing something they made actually work — it’s much more satisfying than a paper airplane.
The drone is compatible with popular building block brands, like Lego, so your kiddo can customize and configure their drone to suit their style. The extra building blocks are not included, unfortunately, but there’s a good chance you have some laying around the house. Because it’s made with building blocks, if a crash occurs, your kid will probably have to rebuild it. That’s no biggie, though. Then they have a chance to start fresh with a completely new design.
The DIY drone isn’t the most high-tech on the market, but it can fly smoothly using UAV technology, do 360-degree flips, and zip around the sky by pressing a few buttons.
Feed your kid’s insatiable curiosity and trick them into getting out of the house with a drone they built themselves. It’s regularly $129, but you can get the kit for $49.99 for a limited time.
Prices subject to change.