PCS Edventures Lab RiQ Robot

My entire life, I’ve heard from the older generations that robots are going to take over the world. I disagree 100%. I believe it is children with HUGE intelligence that are going to take over the world!

Recently, I was sent the PCS Edventures Lab RiQ robot. This robot is amazing! It’s a build and program robot designed for children who are interested in computer programing, electronics, etc.

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“School teacher Patrick McShane had a vision of creating an education center where K-12 students could engage with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects to enhance their learning and prepare themselves for a successful future. In 1988 McShane founded Pat’s Computer School, which he set up in the garage of his rural Idaho home. He worked tirelessly, creating hands-on projects to fuel a passion for education and an excitement about STEM subjects.”

My son, who’s 11 was so excited about this robot. He waited and waited and when RiQ finally arrived, we were almost scared to mess him up. Jake had to decide which robot he wanted to make from the six builds that are examples in the manual.

Once he decided which one he wanted to build, he and his friend, Max, poured out all the parts and immediately started working. Once he was put together, they turned him on and shrieks of joy filled my house.

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We then logged onto the website and made sure the “brain” of the robot was attached to our Ipad. This is neat, because you can attach the robot, meaning control, from tablets (Android based), iPads, Mac Computers, or a windows based computer.

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There are so many different ways to program the robot, however, it’s complicated. You have to set up the robot so that it reads from your device and then you have to program it further so that you can control it.

If you need help with the programing, there is a website that you can go to in order to get help, (robots built by other users), examples and there are You Tube videos.

This robot, as well as other products from PCS, are being used in schools, after school programs and homes. Children can learn so much from these little guys. If you have a child that has an interest in electronics or technology, this would be the perfect gift for them!

I’m so pleased that my child will be able to use this robot for a long time. He will be able to use and reuse as much as he likes. This is just the beginning of what could inspire him to learn about programming in school. It could help him decide what track he want to take in life. I’m excited for him as he discovers who he is and what he can accomplish.

To learn more about this PCS RiQ robot, please visit www.edventures.com

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. However, i did receive a product from the company above and the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines.

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My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

12 thoughts on “PCS Edventures Lab RiQ Robot

  • December 2, 2015 at 5:40 pm
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    This looks like so much fun. I have a nephew that would love it

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  • November 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm
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    This is something my nephews would love! Despite being 2 years apart, they work together well and love building/creating.

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  • November 24, 2015 at 9:37 pm
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    Things have come so far in the manner in which they not only entertain, but also teach and challenge our children. They may not always act like it, but I believe each generation is more intelligent than the one before. lol

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  • November 24, 2015 at 5:50 pm
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    This is pretty cool I know my boys would have a blast with this.

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  • November 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm
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    This looks so cool and something the boys would really have fun with. I love the way you explained it and the joy on the boys faces.

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  • November 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm
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    I would love this for my nephew.

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  • November 23, 2015 at 4:28 pm
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    You are RIGHT!! Kids are definitely more technically smart!! My grandkids programmed our remote, setup my husband’s cell phone, taught him how to text (that was a sight to see!), each has their own tablets, I could go on!! I know this item would be a winner with them – I can hear the shrieks now!!!

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  • November 23, 2015 at 1:53 pm
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    This is a great gift idea (it is already on my son’s Christmas list). ha ha!

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  • November 23, 2015 at 7:01 am
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    This looks nice they will love this
    what fun they will have

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  • November 22, 2015 at 11:53 am
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    This is really neat, I love that they get to put it together and use it , I have never seen anything like this, but
    does look like fun!!
    @tisonlyme143

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  • November 21, 2015 at 11:31 pm
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    This looks great to me. It would be a great Christmas gift. My 10 year old nephew would love this!

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