DIY Gamer Kit STEM Toy

DIY Gamer Kit STEM Toy

I thought my son would enjoy the STEM toys from Technology Will Save Us, so I was thrilled when they offered me two kits. As soon as they arrived, my son wanted to build the DIY Gamer Kit in which you build your own remote control. We opted for the version with the parts already soldered in as my husband thought soldering might be too dangerous for our 10-year-old son.

DIY Gamer STEM Toy

My son looked for the instructions in box and was puzzled not to find any. Instead, he figured out that he needed to go to their website to watch video tutorials.

DIY Gamer STEM Toy

After watching a short video, he rummaged around my husband’s office and found tools and a 9V battery. He only needed a multi-sized screwdriver to assemble the kit.
DIY Gamer STEM Toy

It takes about twenty minutes to put the remote control device together. I think my son did not follow the video tutorials very carefully because …
DIY Gamer STEM Toy

He finished the project and it didn’t work. That’s because he accidentally omitted this critical piece.
DIY Gamer STEM Toy

It was an easy fix the next morning. Now that his DIY Remote Control for Arduino is working, he can use it to program a few simple computer games like Flappy Bird and Snake. I don’t think he’s figured out how to make the DIY Gamer work so I’ll have to point out how to code his gamer device by installing the free Arduino software operating system and then he can download the games provided as well as program his own games
DIY Gamer STEM Toy

The DIY Gamer Kit is $80. Click on image below to examine at Amazon.

This is not a compensated post, however I did receive the DIY Gamer Kit from Technology Will Save Us to review it. My opinions (and my son’s) are ours, as usual.

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DIY Gamer Kit STEM Toy

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. It’s nice that you challenge your kids with STEM toys they can actually use. Admire what you share with your kids.
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  2. What a neat kit! I did soldering in 6th grade (so a bit older than your son) and LOVED it.
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  3. its sounds interesting.. 🙂 :)soldering in 6th grade itself. 😀 😀 luv it……….. 🙂
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