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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I just had to tackle DIY bouncy balls

Here at Robot Test Kitchen, we're big proponents of learning from failure. Sometimes I take it a step further and see a fail as a challenge, and that was the case with DIY Bouncy Balls. After reading Heather's post and seeing that picture of cup full of multicolored goo, I knew it was something I would … Continue reading I just had to tackle DIY bouncy balls

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