Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dancing LEGO Robot - Great Way to Immerse Kids in STEM Learning

Here's a very worthwhile and impressive robotics-based learning activity posted by Teach Kids Engineering. There's good additional info about this project at the website: 

"Lego Mindstorms Dancing Robot

This week our family project with the kids was to build and program a Lego Minstorms Dancing Robot. I thought this would be a great exercise in computer programming for the kids because a computer program is just a sequence of instructions, and a dance routine is a series of movements. Programming a robot to make specific movements in a set order seemed like a great way for them to get an immediate visual reward for their efforts.
First, watch the video ... to see the robot in action and then read beyond if you want to see more details on how it was all done..."

Read the full piece at its source 

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Click on book cover for information

Click on book cover for information
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