Review: Cubelets

Robot Basics: What is it? Cubelets are a modular robotics teaching tool and toy from the aptly named Modular Robotics. Color coded, cube shaped pieces attach to one another with magnets, enabling the user to quickly and easily build a variety of robots. What's in the Box? The KT06 kit contains 2 rechargeable batteries, several … Continue reading Review: Cubelets

Review: Sphero

Robot Basics: Sphero 2.0 What is it? (from the website) Control Sphero from your smartphone or tablet, change colors, complete challenges, earn tricks, and more. Sphero is waterproof, pet-proof, and ready to roll. Download free SPRK lessons and learn the basics of programming. Then unleash Sphero's inner robot and program like a pro. The more … Continue reading Review: Sphero

We don’t need no stinkin’ instructions (introducing several robots)

Last week I introduced a group of middle schoolers to some of the robotics and electronics kits that we'll be testing out in the Robot Test Kitchen. I had four attend (which is a typical size for teen summer programs in my library) and then four tweens came later. I set up the meeting room … Continue reading We don’t need no stinkin’ instructions (introducing several robots)