Project Mc2 Pixel Purse
The Project Mc2 brand does a wonderful job of making STEM-based projects appealing to girls. The Pixel Purse follows in that mold with pixel art turned practical. Pixel art is very trendy right now and also a useful technology skill, which means that this purse kit helps encourage creativity while also helping girls build a useful skill. The included designs are cool, colorful and creative. They serve as a starting point to show the purse’s potential and also do an excellent job of inspiring girls to then create their own images using color and design. The purse is easy to use, with designs appearing and changing at the push of a button. The app to create the pixel art is very easy to find, download, and use. Being able to customize your own designs, animate images and even create scrolling text is pretty awesome. The inside of the purse is designed to hold a cell phone. The phone can then plug directly into the purse’s compartment. In so doing, the child’s own pixel art creations load right from the app to the screen for all to see. While it’s not exactly going to be their everyday purse, it’s definitely a cool showpiece. Parents appreciated how the company and the brand recognizes that technology can be incorporated into “girl” toys.