My daughter (5) and I are enjoying the projects in the mega treasure chest, but we do have some feedback:
- the card for the nightlight was particularly hard to slot into the white stand plate. The slots could be many mm wider, since if they sat gently in the slots then 5yo hands would find it much easier to assemble.
- my daughter loved slotting the sensors onto the dock, but I was personally disappointed when each project ended with a button to launch an app, rather than to program rockpool. Things like the balancing game can’t work, but the nightlight and a modified version of the weather station would work there.
- the robot, which my daughter was most excited about, had the most problems. We didn’t have enough 8mm nuts, despite the video promising spares. We had to cannibalize some from the motors, as the video suggests. The project page nor the video was not clear on which ropes went into objects, so even after a little trial and error it wasn’t clear that the robot was working as intended. Luckily, I was able to mostly recreate it in rockpool.
- the box references scratch, and we’re looking forward to that turning up.
To be clear, I’m happy with my (post-kickstarter) purchase, and she’s very enthusiastic about it. But I thought you might be interested in these thoughts.