Robots are child's play

Kesler, Kylee
December 2006
Portable Design;Dec2006, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p7
The article focuses on the MINDSTORMS robot kits from LEGO Systems Inc. The projects were aimed to renew interests of children in the fields of science and engineering. The National Academies of Science and Engineering has documented disinterest from children in those fields, which prompted the group to pursue the learning tools. In August 2006, LEGO also launched its NXT version, which contains dual microcontroller units, Bluetooth technology, and sensors. It claims that the projects have been the key elements for their outreach efforts in science and engineering.


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