Summer Camp Walkthrough

Vlog: Day 1 of Summer Camp!

Summer Camp Walkthrough If you’re curious about what goes on in our STEAM summer camps join our program manager, Kit as she takes you on a walkthrough. This walkthrough is what a typical day 1 is in camp is like. Key Observations Hopefully, after viewing the video you noticed: The wide variety of camp options …

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A Honeybee’s Helpful Robot

Drones Could Replace the Honey Bee Drones could replace the honey bee. Most of us are aware of the honeybee crisis. The environmentally sustaining species – pollinating 80% of the world – have been dying out at a surprising rate. So, scientists in Japan have been working on a backup plan, just in case: Pollinator …

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Tinkerbots – A Fun LEGO-compatible Robot for Kids

Kinematics of Germany has released Tinkerbots, an easy-to-use Arduino-based robot toy kit that is compatible with LEGO. What are Tinkerbots? Tinkerbots (formerly called ‘Kinematics Blocks’) is a toy building set with easy-to-add robotics. As a result, it possible for young children (and adults, too) to create an endless number of toy robots. This is done by simply …

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World Robot Olympiad 2011

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 …

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Homemade Roomba

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. In …

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Robotics Merit Badge

Robotics Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America have announced a new merit badge, Robotics. Coincidentally, this announcement comes during National Robotics Week. Requirements for Robotics Merit Badge To earn the badge, scouts must accomplish a number of robot-related requirements (PDF). They mush design, build, program, and test a robot. Then, they demonstrate the robot and share their …

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