BLACK FRIDAY Registration for the 2024 Camp Season Opens November 24th!


BLACK FRIDAY Registration for the 2024 Camp Season Opens November 24th!

22 Nov

What You Might Forget to Bring to LEGO Robotics Tournament

FIRST LEGO League does a great job of preparing you for competition. There are numerous phone meetings, endless emails, and on-site scrimmage meets that are made available to participating teams.   There are three (or four) judging rounds (Core Values, Project, and Robot Design, and Competition). The reason I’m not quite sure if there are 3 […]


19 Nov

What We Learned From FIRST LEGO League

It is mid-November, and this past weekend, our Classroom Antics sponsored team, the MindBlasters, took home the Best Robot Design award. Now that the event is over, I wanted to recap my thoughts from this competition. It is my hope this blog helps make other parents aware of what to expect.   I was one of […]


25 Apr

LEGOLAND Through the Eyes of a Non-LEGO Lover

Written by our fabulous guest blogger, Alicia Wozniak. Follow her @littlewoz.   Simply put, LEGOLAND Florida is way cool. It’s no Cedar Point or Disneyland, but there’s a lot to see and do with more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions. The park hours are limited and they are closed some weekdays, but it was […]


3 Mar

Android Remote Control for LEGO Mindstorms NXT

At the Medina Robofest today, I stumbled upon Nate and Jack using their Android device as a remote control for their LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot. They were controlling the robot’s movements with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet running Android. I thought this was the coolest thing, so I asked them how they configured this. To my […]


27 Oct

How to Start a FIRST LEGO League Team

What is FIRST LEGO League   If you are thinking about starting a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team you probably already know what FLL is, but in case you don’t FIRST LEGO League is an international competition organized by a non-profit group called FIRST for kids (ages 9-14 in the USA and Canada, ages 9-16 […]


24 Oct

Which LEGO Mindstorms NXT kit to buy?

There are several different versions of the LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits available to buy. Which one should you get? Let’s look at our options and decide what’s best for you and your child. The first big choice to make is whether to buy the Retail version or the Education version.   The Retail Version of […]


20 Oct

USA Missing at World Robot Olympiad

On November 18-20, 2011, Abu Dhabi will play host to the 8th annual World Robot Olympiad (WRO). World Robot Olympiad is an event where teams of three students, create, design, and build robot models using LEGO Mindstorm NXT. Teams compete in one of three competition categories guided by their teachers and coaches. This year over […]


17 Oct

New LEGO Robotics Sensor: Inertial Motion Unit

Classroom Antics is very excited to hear that Dexter Industries announced the release of a new sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS. Dexter Industries is a leader in advanced sensors and peripherals. The sensor is a proper 6 Degree of Freedom (DOF) Inertial Motion Unit (IMU) sensor. Thus, it measures the rotation and acceleration of robots built […]


4 Oct

Scratch Programming is like LEGO Building

What is Scratch Programming?   Scratch is a programming language for kids that makes it easy to create. It uses a visual-based interface that is like a LEGO building. With this software kids make their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. In addition, they can even share their creations on the web and collaborate […]


26 Sep

Homemade Roomba

Every parent knows the importance of investing in their child’s education because it will pay off in the long run. Now, I’m all for giving their child the best possible opportunities for success. But, what about today. Now thanks to Classroom Antics and LEGO Mindstorm NXT you don’t have to wait for the payoff.   […]