K'NEX® Brands Launches 2 New Computer Controlled Sets

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Technology Based Learning for Grades 2-8!

Using the included software, control box and interface, students can build, program, and control fully-functioning K’NEX models.

K’NEX Brands, the US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to introduce two exciting new Computer Control Sets to its K’NEX® Education elementary & pre-school product lines that allow you to control K’NEX models while learning, and applying, science, technology, engineering & math—important STEM concepts.

The new K’NEX Education Discover Control™ and K’NEX Computer Control™ Sets are specially designed for students in grades 2 through 8. Using the included software, control box and interface, students can build, program, and control fully-functioning K’NEX models. Key concepts include: linear thinking and programming, critical thinking and problem solving, optimization, testing, evaluating and modifying and much more.

Discover Control™
STEM concepts come to life as students build and control K’NEX models using the K’NEX Discover Control™ Box. Build 5 K’NEX models, one at a time. Models are fully functioning replicas of exciting real-world amusement park themed models and include Gateway, Spinning Carpet Ride, Double Ferris Wheel, Swing Ride and a Tramcar. Control box stores up to 64 actions and allows for multiple outputs (motors, LED’s, buzzer) to be controlled simultaneously. Compatible with interactive whiteboards and PC’s. Suggested retail price is $249.99. Recommended for grades 2-6.

K’NEX Computer Control™
This dynamic STEM set challenges students to build and control K'NEX models using the K'NEX Computer Control™ interface. Students write programs to control on-screen K'NEX models using the software included, then download into the interface's memory and use to operate student built K'NEX models. Build 5 K'NEX models, one at a time. Models are fully functioning replicas of real-world machines and include a Sliding Door, Elevator, Bascule Bridge, Oscillating Fan and Amusement Park Ride. Compatible with interactive whiteboards and PC’s. Suggested retail price is $449.99. recommended for grades 3-8.

Both K’NEX Education Controlled Sets are available January 2012 through education cataloguers.

About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com.

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