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STEM - Jewelbots: Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls To Code £2.90 + £3.50 del @ CPC Farnell
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STEM - Jewelbots: Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls To Code £2.90 + £3.50 del @ CPC Farnell

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Posted 29th Apr
On CPC at £2.90 down from £17.50. On Amazon at £21. Original retail was $59.

Original Kickstarter with more info here:
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Worth a go for sub £3.

Yes, CPC now have a higher min orde valuer for free postage (was £5), but if you need other DIY items, have a look - they're generally cheaper than even Amazon/ebay on many things, nevermind B&Q/Wickes.

That said, buy 7 and use them as cheap educational presents
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"teaches girls to code".... Bit sexist in this day and age!
AngelFromHeathen29/04/2020 23:28

There isn't a "severe lack of women in tech"... as you've pointed out your …There isn't a "severe lack of women in tech"... as you've pointed out your job adverts were gender neutral and displayed an equality of opportunity. The simple fact is that equality of opportunity doesn't mean equality of outcome, and neither should it.What "lack of support" exactly do young women suffer from? The simple fact is that women and men are different in their life choices.


This isn't the place for this discussion - which has been had numerous times in the web, in depth.

I always find it interesting how people complain about positive actions and initiatives (support).

Try to see the good in things, it goes a long way.
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Great spot, OP!
Edited by: "Blurigard" 29th Apr
"teaches girls to code".... Bit sexist in this day and age!
Teaches Girls ... no gender stereotyping here?!?!
Can it also teach boys to code?
nm11729/04/2020 22:34

Can it also teach boys to code?


I've just used the product name they've used from their marketing.

As a software engineer, you're right, anyone can learn to code. But, there's definitely a severe lack of women in tech - for a multitude of reasons, one being a general lack of support for young women to get into tech.
(References; there were 2 women out of 150 people on my computer science degree, and despite having seen circa 800 CVs for software engineers over the last 15 years, 95%+ have been male applicants, even with a carefully written gender neutral job ad and various other efforts to ensure there's no skewing)
Any recommendations on age suitability please?
I guess you could also code these to keep a workforce 2m apart!
jdRiggs29/04/2020 23:01

Any recommendations on age suitability please?


It's aimed at pre-teens and (young) teens. Say 8 -14. It's designed for a huge range of abilities - from quite simple to very complex.
Essentially flowcharting using a whole load of pre-written functions that cover the sort of events and actions that teen girls like to do. It does come into its own when several friends all have them and use them to support their social activities and coordinate them. So, I'd suggest, at that price, to get half a dozen.
jdRiggs29/04/2020 23:01

Any recommendations on age suitability please?


I did a quick look around and their content says from 7yo I believe.

I think you can definitely use it for a younger child, if you're writing the code with their input/help - I'll be doing this with our 5yo. Likely 7yo+ is more for them being able to use it on their own.
ourdevonfamily29/04/2020 22:33

Teaches Girls ... no gender stereotyping here?!?!


Yes, it is VERY geared towards the sort of interests and activities and social interactions that young (preteen and teen) girls have. So the idea is you and your friends have them and work together. Whereas, quite frankly, pre-teen and teen boys tend to do ACTIVITIES together and not just get together for the sake of social interaction.
Skyhiigh29/04/2020 23:17

I did a quick look around and their content says from 7yo I believe.I …I did a quick look around and their content says from 7yo I believe.I think you can definitely use it for a younger child, if you're writing the code with their input/help - I'll be doing this with our 5yo. Likely 7yo+ is more for them being able to use it on their own.


Thanks a million
Skyhiigh29/04/2020 22:48

I've just used the product name they've used from their marketing.As a …I've just used the product name they've used from their marketing.As a software engineer, you're right, anyone can learn to code. But, there's definitely a severe lack of women in tech - for a multitude of reasons, one being a general lack of support for young women to get into tech. (References; there were 2 women out of 150 people on my computer science degree, and despite having seen circa 800 CVs for software engineers over the last 15 years, 95%+ have been male applicants, even with a carefully written gender neutral job ad and various other efforts to ensure there's no skewing)


There isn't a "severe lack of women in tech"... as you've pointed out your job adverts were gender neutral and displayed an equality of opportunity. The simple fact is that equality of opportunity doesn't mean equality of outcome, and neither should it.

What "lack of support" exactly do young women suffer from? The simple fact is that women and men are different in their life choices.
Edited by: "AngelFromHeathen" 29th Apr
AngelFromHeathen29/04/2020 23:28

There isn't a "severe lack of women in tech"... as you've pointed out your …There isn't a "severe lack of women in tech"... as you've pointed out your job adverts were gender neutral and displayed an equality of opportunity. The simple fact is that equality of opportunity doesn't mean equality of outcome, and neither should it.What "lack of support" exactly do young women suffer from? The simple fact is that women and men are different in their life choices.


This isn't the place for this discussion - which has been had numerous times in the web, in depth.

I always find it interesting how people complain about positive actions and initiatives (support).

Try to see the good in things, it goes a long way.
Ok, so you just thought you'd put up some unsubstantiated nonsense up and then try to shut down the conversation
AngelFromHeathen29/04/2020 23:45

Ok, so you just thought you'd put up some unsubstantiated nonsense up and …Ok, so you just thought you'd put up some unsubstantiated nonsense up and then try to shut down the conversation


No, I simply looked at your comments on other threads and decided not to have a further discussion with you as it's likely not to be productive.

And again, this isn't the place. It's a really a deals website/app.
Edited by: "Skyhiigh" 29th Apr
Good luck getting a 10 year old girl to play with this bit of tat...
Came out in 2015, still never heard of it until now, now it’s being offloaded cheap, I’ll avoid
Skyhiigh29/04/2020 23:59

No, I simply looked at your comments on other threads and decided not to …No, I simply looked at your comments on other threads and decided not to have a further discussion with you as it's likely not to be productive.And again, this isn't the place. It's a really a deals website/app.


You're the one who put the title "Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls To Code " despite the product page not saying that. Really oddly sexist, I'm sure you wouldn't have done the same for some cheap tat "for boys", as you'd expect them to learn from coding games and resources.

But a girl can make do with a cheap bracelet.
ourdevonfamily29/04/2020 22:33

Teaches Girls ... no gender stereotyping here?!?!


There is a huge lack of women in STEM subjects and fields, so there is a push to make sure girls are encouraged to code etc. I think that's where the inspiration for this marketing tactic came from.

I don't think it's the same as "BIC pink pens for women" or "razors for women".
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