Scratch and LEGO WeDo

A mechanical grabber controlled by Scratch. It automatically reaches forwards and pulls back objects placed in front of its jaws.

You may have heard of the computer programming language Scratch. It’s a child-friendly system where you code by dragging around colored blocks and snapping them together – and for that reason some schools call it ‘Computer LEGO’. Even better, Scratch has a built-in extension that allows it to work with LEGO’s WeDo robot kits. I want […]

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Animate-Build-Code with LEGO and SCRATCH

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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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Introducing BrickPi: LEGO bricks with a Raspberry Pi brain

Raspberry Pi + BrickPi + LEGO

Third-party sensor manufacturer, Dexter Industries, has produced a small printed circuit board with sockets for sensors and motors to allow LEGO NXT (and some EV3) parts to operate using the increasingly popular and affordable Raspberry Pi credit card-sized motherboard. The kit, known as BrickPi, acts as an interface between the Raspberry Pi unit and LEGO Mindstorms […]

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