Artie Max Code and Draw Review | MacSources

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9 min readJan 10, 2022

Is it fun, is it scholastic, why not both?

The STEM acronym has become the en vogue educational word over the past two decades. Schools and extracurricular activities have utilized this term to attract students and parents interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and technology. Even though the idea was not new, the acronym was changed from SMET to STEM in 2001 by Judith Ramaley, a biologist through the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). To keep up and surpass the worldwide competition, the government, schools, and various organizations made a considerable push to earnestly emphasize and expand the education of our future leaders. Alliteration aside, it has been exciting to be a father of kids in the modern era. With the new year upon us, why not experience a new way to play?

The Artie Max “Learn to code line by line” arrived in a 7 5/16 inches wide by 8 inches tall by 6 inches thick retail package. The cover panel provided the product name and “Educational Insights” logo along the top left, a geometric colorful Spirograph type drawing, and an 8+ age range (not for children under three due to small parts warning) along the bottom left. The remaining 50% of the cover was devoted to the image of the Artie Max robot and the catchy large blue eyes/mouth. The top panel provided the ARTIE MAX name inside of a 3 1/2 inches diameter blue circle and expanding blue/green/magenta rings. The left side panel showed the wrapped image of the Artie Max robot, rings, pens, and provided a helpful product detail sentence, “THE WI-FI ENABLED DRAWING ROBOT THAT TEACHES CODING THROUGH CREATIVITY.” The right side panel provided four product images and a good deal of information about the product. The larger image along the top showed a Blockly coding App and represented one of the five languages kids can learn (Blockly, Snap!, JavaScript, Python, C++). The bottom three images/paragraphs provided information about the easy setup, quick-start videos, password protection, WiFi connection, built-in tutorials, and the ability to create attractive pictures.

The vibrant blue-colored rear panel provided a large oblique view of the Artie Max Robot, several geometric drawings, the 8+ logo, and three product features: 1. You Code, Artie Draws. 2. Simple Setup. 3. Bonus features…

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