1. Exploring gears

    Exploring gears

    How do gears interact to vary torque and angular speed? Build different gear assemblies to discover these effects. What do the terms “gear up” and “gear down” mean? This lesson is one in a series of introductory lessons that is applicable to all types of robotics kits. The lessons are...

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  2. Scratch-ing the LEGO WeDo

    Scratch-ing the LEGO WeDo

    I have been Scratch-ing with LEGO WeDo kits, and my high school level students absolutely love it! The LEGO® Education WeDo™ robotics kit is normally ear-marked as an elementary school product, and Scratch was developed by MIT for young children to be able to program, but the combination of the...

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  3. WeDo activities: The next level

    WeDo activities: The next level

    The LEGO Education WeDo kit provides a fascinating opportunity in simple robotics and programming for young students. The kit has 12 activities that introduce valuable science and engineering concepts like pulley setups and gear trains and ratios, and makes them approachable and interactive with sensors, motors, and software. Like with...

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  4. What to buy (WeDo)

    What to buy (WeDo)

    Planning on introducing the WeDo into your class? Below are some ideas on what you need to get started. Hardware The WeDo kit comes in a stackable, white plastic container. The roughly 150 pieces in the kit includes two sensors (tilt and motion), a motor and a USB hub. Generally,...

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  5. LEGO WeDo Mac OSX 10.7 issues

    LEGO WeDo Mac OSX 10.7 issues

    With thanks to Esther Lee and John Heffernan, here are a couple of solutions if the LEGO WeDo themed activities do not appear (yellow LEGO face is greyed out) while operating LEGO WeDo software (v1.2) on Mac OS 10.7 (Lion). Note: The first solution worked for me, and I was able...

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  6. What is LEGO WeDo?

    What is LEGO WeDo?

    LEGO WeDo is a robotics hardware and software platform specifically designed for Kindergarten to Grade 2 students. As with other LEGO Education products it follows the 4 C’s process – Connect to a story, Construct a model, Contemplate its function, and Continue improving its design. There are multiple ways to...

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