Friday, July 27, 2012

LEGO Robot Flushes the Toilet... Now 'That's' APPLIED STEM Learning!

This NXT project elevates LEGO Robotics to a level far beyond a First LEGO League Challenge. Why must kids apply their robotics learning to contrived,  pretend engineering scenarios? Here's an example of a robot tasked to perform a real-world, full scale, human need! Doesn't this elevate LEGO Robotics-based  learning to a higher, more authentic, and ultimately  - more educational  level? I think this project and others like it, contextualized at this level of real-world immediacy,  point the way to an even better LEGO Robotics-based world of learning opportunities!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Control the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot with your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook

Very cool approach to extending NXT capabilities from Dexter Industries: :