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Save up to 40% in this Cyber Monday deal on the BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Coding Kit

BBC Doctor Who Coding Kit
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Cyber Monday deals are flying around and this new coding kit from BBC Learning is adorable, portable and features one of the most beloved characters in all of science fiction.

The BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Coding Kit is an entry-level programming set. Amazon are offering up to 40% off in this Cyber Monday deal and It enables anybody to learn the basics of coding via interactive, story-based lessons, which are provided by the educational platform Tynker. The lessons cover Block Coding and Micropython, and the set is designed for beginners ages seven and up. 

The two key features are the aptly named HiFive mini-computer, which is shaped like a hand and the lessons are narrated by Jodie Whittaker (the current Doctor Who (opens in new tab)). The only thing that a user needs outside of the coding kit is a computer that can connect to the internet, but all other accessories are provided: a lighted USB cable, external battery pack, speaker and alligator clips.

The BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Coding Kit is available at Amazon for $74.95 (opens in new tab). The retailer provides a 20% coupon, which would bring the price down to $59.96. If you join Amazon Prime, buyers can save $29.98 on this item, bringing the cost down to $44.97. 

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BBC Doctor Who Coding Kit: $74.95 $59.96 with coupon at Amazon (opens in new tab), (opens in new tab)$44.97 with Prime (opens in new tab)

This beginner-level coding kit is themed around the adventures of the beloved sci-fi character Doctor Who. Play through 40 lessons to learn the basics of Block Coding and Micropython. Now 20% off at Amazon with a coupon, or 40% off with Prime. 

There are several perks to this kit. One nice feature is the gift's compact size, making it an uncomplicated gift to bring along on a holiday trip and small enough for easy storage in your kid's room.

Your child will also have their lessons delivered by Jodie Whittaker, who made history as the first woman to play Doctor Who. Her tenure as the 13th Doctor will run for just a while longer, until 2022. 

The stories that accompany the lessons include inventing alien musical instruments, building an intergalactic weather station, controlling a robot, and piloting a spaceship, according to the product description. Tynker and BBC Learning have partnered to deliver the lessons to HiFive users. 

HiFive users can collaboratively code with other users, according to the manufacturer. 

Amazon is listing the BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Coding Kit at its retail price, but offers two ways for buyers to save on their purchase. A coupon on the website would provide 20% off the kit for a total of $59.96. Buyers can also opt to join Prime and save 40% on the kit, getting it for $44.97.

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Doris Elin Urrutia
Contributing Writer

Doris is a science journalist and Space.com contributor. She received a B.A. in Sociology and Communications at Fordham University in New York City. Her first work was published in collaboration with London Mining Network, where her love of science writing was born. Her passion for astronomy started as a kid when she helped her sister build a model solar system in the Bronx. She got her first shot at astronomy writing as a Space.com editorial intern and continues to write about all things cosmic for the website. Doris has also written about microscopic plant life for Scientific American’s website and about whale calls for their print magazine. She has also written about ancient humans for Inverse, with stories ranging from how to recreate Pompeii’s cuisine to how to map the Polynesian expansion through genomics. She currently shares her home with two rabbits. Follow her on twitter at @salazar_elin.