Crave giveaway: Dash & Dot educational toy robots from Wonder Workshop
What better way for kids to while away the summer days than with playful robots that can be programmed to do just about anything? Win two for free here.
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School is already out for many kids, and almost out for lots more, and that means plenty of free time to play...with robots! This week, we're giving away a pair of cute little toy 'bots that teach kids how to code through hands-on creative play.
Dash & Dot, from San Francisco Bay Area startup Wonder Workshop, are designed for kids 5 and up. They can be programmed, via four free apps for varying age groups, to do just about anything -- draw, perform, push other objects around. The pair can even sense each other's presence and interact.
The educational robots come with a pack of add-on accessories like Lego brick connectors for giving the toys a new look; a xylophone that lets Dash, the explorer of the two, compose and play tunes while driving around; and a smartphone mount for recording video of the robots' antics.
So how do you go about winning a Wonder Pack worth $279.99 for your little programmers-to-be? There are a few rules, so please read carefully.
Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
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The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) Wonder Workshop Wonder Pack with a retail value of $279.99.
If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
Entries can be submitted until June 8, 12:00 p.m. ET.
And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. DATA RATES MAY APPLY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, June 8, 2015. See official rules for details.
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