That's not to say we're looking at a generation of great computing minds necessarily, just a generation of great tech consumers. So we got to thinking, what well-built and inexpensive but extremely useful electronics could we find to stimulate young minds and coax our budding geeks into the digital age?
This list represents some of the best products you can buy today that will galvanize girls and boys to dive into the worlds of computing and tech. Tablets designed for little children lead them to want powerful laptops later. Fun digital cameras can train an army of future photographers. Learning PCs like Raspberry Pi will hopefully inspire bambinos to build their own tech. And don't forget to mix in some fun to hold kids' attention—in these cases it's in the form of robots and iPhone-powered laser tag guns.
We've included all that and more in this haul of gadgets designed to stimulate your burgeoning technophile's brain. Be sure to let us know what gets your own child psyched about computing and check out 11 Tech Gadgets for Babies if he or she is too tiny for this tech.