1. TrotBot Walking Machine

    TrotBot Walking Machine

    After teaching a challenge-based LEGO Engineering class for two years, I wanted to offer a really difficult challenge for a dozen of my most motivated students (grades 6-8). I settled on linkage-based walkers, like Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest. Rather than copy prototypes or plans, I had the class study various linkage mechanisms, their...

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  2. Magic Moments

    Magic Moments

    Sometimes things come together in your class in such a way as to cause a smile to hit your face and remain there for the whole day. Here’s one such event: Why it’s cool: The class were working on the Move Without Wheels challenge. I was out for the day...

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