Bloxel Builders

Basics: What is it? Bloxels is a "hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation." What's in the Box?  a black gameboard (13 x 13 grid) with a variety of small colorful cubes.  An idea booklet was purchases separately. (It looks like they've restructured things since we bought our Bloxels... … Continue reading Bloxel Builders

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Have You Updated Your Cubelets OS?

Recently Modular Robotics, the maker of Cubelets, updated their Cubelets operating system (OS4).  If you are planning on buying any new Cubelets, you'll want to update your old Cubelets so they can talk to each other. You need a bluetooth cube to do this. Last week, I needed to buy more batteries.  It's been my experience … Continue reading Have You Updated Your Cubelets OS?

True Confessions: Faking it…and Feeling Good

Yesterday was a pretty great day for me.  I had my first Homeschool Hangout...a place where homeschool kids can spend time at the library.  We did a tour, talked books, and played with LittleBits.  During the program, I asked what sort of things they'd like to do and playing with robots and computer coding came … Continue reading True Confessions: Faking it…and Feeling Good