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Cubestormer!

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]

By |March 17th, 2014|robots|Comments Off on Cubestormer!

Girls Get Science in the news!

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 [...]

By |November 22nd, 2013|Classes, Events, Featured, Girls, NASA, robots, STEM|Comments Off on Girls Get Science in the news!

Rube Goldberg machine created by our summer campers!

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, [...]

By |June 22nd, 2013|Girls, LEGO Robotics, robots, Summer Camps|Comments Off on Rube Goldberg machine created by our summer campers!

Flying Robots play James Bond … music, that is.

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.  

By |March 1st, 2012|robots|Comments Off on Flying Robots play James Bond … music, that is.

It’s already Halloween in some of our robotics classes!

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 [...]

By |October 27th, 2011|Classes, LEGO Robotics, robots, Schools|Comments Off on It’s already Halloween in some of our robotics classes!