Apple is the biggest tech company in the world, and LEGO is the world’s #1 toy company. Until now the two weren’t compatible, but SBrick Plus changes that and allows people to build and program their models with Apple Swift Playgrounds.
The first product they have built was the SBrick, a remote control solution for LEGO builders that they launched in 2014 on Kickstarter and collected 100.000 Eur. Since then they’ve continued to develop the SBrick and are proud that they have more than 20k satisfied SBrick users worldwide.
Now it is this time for SBrick Plus, their latest product. While on the outside the two look identical, a lot of development has gone into the SBrick Plus. It now accepts sensors (from the WeDo 1.0 range). For builders and hardcore gamers, this means that they can now put sensors (proximity, tilt) into their models. They’ve handed out the SBrick Plus to several of the best-known builders, and they’ve already created some amazing things with the SBrick Plus.
To get to this point, they’ve teamed up with Cambridge University to produce lessons and activities that parents can do with their child, where both can learn together. Since most parents don’t have a programming background, SBrick’s team spent extra time on making sure that these lessons are really easy to follow and fun to do.