Modkit Micro is a software project with the aim of making programming microcontrollers super easy to learn for kids and adults. Microcontrollers are tiny inexpensive computers that you can use to build all sorts of things. Think of not just programming a computer, you’re programming the objects around you to do your will. That sort of thing.
Modkit Micro turns the process of writing code into a visual method of just assembling blocks, and watching the results. It’s based on the education programming language Scratch from MIT, which will make Modkit even more accessible to kids who have already learned that.
The Modkit Micro team actually used Kickstarter in 2010 to fund the initial development of the software. This campaign is to allow them to produce the final distribution of the software on flash drives and provide early access to the software for backers.