This is a companion app for the LightUp Edison and Tesla Kit.
Build and learn about electronic circuits with LightUp kits and the LightUp Learning app. Magnetically snap together circuit blocks to build cool projects without needing to use wires, breadboards, or soldering irons.
Take a photo and the LightUp Learning app will help out when you need a hand. It even gives you x-ray vision, letting you see the electricity flowing around your circuit! Ready to code? Simply drag and drop code blocks on your iPad to make a Music Box, Alarm and more!
Purchase your very own LightUp kit at www.lightup.io.
Ratings and Reviews
I use this on my iPad. I build most projects in 10-15 min. I wish there were more projects for Bluetooth Tesla kit.
Interesting, but flawed
Wonderful electronics kit. I was an original funder for it on Kickstarter.
I purchased the large "Pro" kit. That's where the first rub comes in. The app only actively supports the "Edison" and "Tesla" kits. Sure my kids can read between the lines, but support for the kit purchased would have been nice. This however is not the part that make this a two star app.
The major issue is the staged learning design. It leads you though your learning step by step in a rigidly controlled manor. Annoyingly rigid. Each lesson is padlocked to prevent non-linear use. Why?it sure doesn't facilitate discovery.
Now my child had created the first three circuits. The app would not unlock the fourth through no reason we could discern. There is no documentation and no way to override the lock. So now the app portion of the kit is fairly worthless.
Basically this app needs more time in the oven before it's ready to facilitate learning.
Execution is key in all things
This is advertised as a great way to introduce children to concepts of circuits and coding.
In reality, this is a great tool to teach children about the lies of advertising.
You're in it $100 for the hardware. The hardware relies on this app to at all be meaningfully educational for more than 3 minutes. This app in its current form is beyond flawed.
One is required to follow strict tutorials. The app doesn't properly read the circuits and locks the user out of the coding tab. So instead of an open source tool to teach coding, the app locks the user out of the coding tab and renders the hardware unusable.
This is an A idea executed by a D team.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.