Friday, November 2, 2012

Solar Powered Robots

As folks all around me clear away the rubble and curse the fates (and our local power utilty) for the mother of all blackouts that Hurricane Sandy has presented us, my thoughts are turning to all things solar powered :) Here are 3 videos on Solar Powered Robotics for students. The solar dimension is something that really should be included in robotics learning, or perhaps, it may prove to be the entry point for Getting Started with LEGO Robotics or other varieties of student-level, kit-based robotics. Below are 2 LEGO Robotics items and one from another provider. What's key is that we foster student consideration of not just what robots are and what they can do, but how those robots are powered and where that power comes from!

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