Does LEGO BOOST have a place in education?

LEGO BOOST was released in 2017,  joining MINDSTORMS and WeDo in the LEGO robotics line-up. Unlike those two products, BOOST was designed solely for the retail market. BOOST has received rave reviews and a number of awards. Even though it is not designed for educational settings, does BOOST have anything to offer educators? The answer […]

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New cycle of Dr. E’s WeDo and MINDSTORMS challenges

A new season of Dr. E’s Challenges starts on October 1st. This season’s first challenge, Tool for School, is the same for both the WeDo and MINDSTORMS sites. Tool for School: Make a tool to aid you at school—a robotic pencil holder, a calculator, a lunch box—whatever you think will help make you a successful scholar. Created by Professor Ethan […]

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General LEGO Technic and robotics books

Robotics books Ceceri, Kathy and Sam Carbaugh. Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects Chow-Miller, Ian. Integrated Robotics Chow-Miller, Ian. Math, Programming, and Controllers Chow-Miller, Ian. Sensors and the Environment Heffernan, John. Elementary Robotics: Sustaining the Natural Engineering Instincts of Children Hughes, Cameron and Tracy Hughes. Robot Programming: A Guide to Controlling Autonomous […]

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WeDo books

Books using WeDo 2.0 Isogawa, Yoshihito. WeDo Line Tracer: The Yoshihito’s Creation Book Isogawa, Yoshihito. WeDo Sine Wave Car: The Yoshihito’s Creation Book Isogawa, Yoshihito. WeDo Sphinx: The Yoshihito’s Creation Book Isogawa, Yoshihito. WeDo Wall Tracer: The Yoshihito’s Creation Book Sitzler-Frazier, Robin. Animate, Build, Code with LEGO and Scratch: a guide for busy teachers Yu, Fanghua. Creative Coding […]

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New cycles of Dr. E’s MINDSTORMS and WeDo Challenges

The two Dr. E’s Challenge sites, MINDSTORMS and WeDo, have launched new cycles of challenges. Check out the WeDo and MINDSTORMS versions of the February challenge, Mythical Beast. The two sites were created by Professor Ethan Danahy (Dr. E) of Tufts University to provide open-ended robotics challenges for students around the world. Each month, students design solutions […]

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Dr. E’s Challenges launch a new season

The two Dr. E’s Challenges websites, WeDo and MINDSTORMS, have launched new cycles of challenges, starting with a joint challenge: Aviary: Let your imagination take flight! Design a bird to join our WeDo aviary. It can be realistic or imaginary (and it doesn’t actually need to fly). As described previously, these sites encourage students to use LEGO […]

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Dr. E’s Challenges: Meet the Leapers

Dr. E’s Challenges are monthly, open-ended LEGO robotics activities for students around the world. Each month, a new challenge is announced. Students tackle the problem and publish videos and photos of their solutions on the Dr. E’s website. There are two versions of the Dr. E’s Challenges, WeDo and MINDSTORMS. In general, younger students try […]

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Challenge your students with Dr E

Dr E’s WeDo Challenges and Dr E’s MINDSTORMS Challenges are gearing up for a new series of activities, starting in October 2016. Created by Professor Ethan Danahy of Tufts University, these sites encourage students from around the world to find creative solutions to open-ended problems using LEGO robotics and then share their creations with one another. The sites […]

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