Animate-Build-Code with LEGO and SCRATCH

I work with children of all ages, and have built curriculum from two very well known resources available to schools and teachers. I have taught specialty STEM classes and camps for a few years. I work as a mobile educator, to provide fun, engaging enrichment and field trips to schools, public and private, and home […]

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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 trade-offs, and how they can […]

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Zombie attack

In this activity, a group of students each build a robot. Each robot is assigned a number. It will then have to tag other robots with the number by using mail. Five tags and the robot takes on that robot’s number. The winner is the robot that has given its number to the most other […]

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A simple TETRIX robot

TETRIX is a robotics building system that was created by Pitsco. The system consists of aluminium elements for construction and powerful drive motors, controlled by an NXT brick. This article provides building instructions and programming examples for a simple TETRIX robot. Here are three Sample TETRIX VIs for TETRIX projects. Building instructions Begin by taking […]

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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 guide the students along the […]

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