5 Reasons to Get Kids into Robotics

Leon Sterling, Professor emeritus, Swinburne University of Technology is an advocate for the teaching of robotics in schools and here’s why: Children find it fun – the two most engaging ways to introduce IT into the curriculum are robotics and computer game design. It is an effective way of introducing programming to students: Programming can be too abstract forContinue reading “5 Reasons to Get Kids into Robotics”

Lego Mindstorm: Spiker vs Bug

When G1 first received the Lego Mindstorm EV3, I had secret hopes that he would discover some deep-seated interest in robotics and he would end up something like Hiro Hamada from Big Hero 6 – designing and creating his own robots. Sad to say, once he’d made Reptar, he wasn’t really interested to go further. Bummer. After repeated suggestionsContinue reading “Lego Mindstorm: Spiker vs Bug”

Introducing Robotics with Lego Mindstorms EV3

G1 received a new Lego project from his grandfather recently. It’s called Lego Mindstorms. It’s kinda like Lego Technic with power functions but cooler because you can make all kinds of robots that the mind can conjure up. Even if you’re not ready for that, you can just follow the instructions and use the ready made programs to create oneContinue reading “Introducing Robotics with Lego Mindstorms EV3”