Hey kids, have you built a bunch of LEGO Robotics kits? Have you ever taken them apart and built something totally different? Check out what these two engineers did with some Mindstorms parts (ok, and a lot more ....). Hint: it only takes a bit more than 3 seconds! [youtube height="315" width="560"]http://youtu.be/X0pFZG7j5cE[/youtube]
So you thought we were asleep on this blog ... Nope. We were wide awake the whole time trying to go out into the world and make a difference that would be worth blogging about. So here's something. On Nov. 2, we held our sixth-ever Girls Get Science event. This is a parent-daughter event for [...]
Our summer camps (you can still sign up!) feature lots of classes we don't offer during the year, including Crazy Contraptions! One of the contraptions our campers make is a Rube Goldberg machine. This one is quite involved! As you can see from the instructor's description below, the campers who created this machine used marbles, [...]
Very cool video that was shown at the TED conference. These bots are playing the piano, the guitar ... Developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Goal was to produce bots that could act in unison, fly to specific areas, etc.
From our Oakland Terrace Wed. eve Mindstorms class ... !
Interesting vid on paper bots from Slate's interesting series of kid-ified Science video stream. These bots are slinky!
This fall, we wanted to make absolutely sure that our Robo Challenge kids getting a chance to concentrate on their programming before letting them loose on their LEGO® boxes. So we've been challenging them to write certain programs, make sure they work ... and then design a bot that could use that kind [...]