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LEGO Star Wars STEM Kit Has The Droids You Are Looking For

LEGO has announced something that I personally didn’t see it coming (in a good way, that is). On Star Wars Day, LEGO announced the arrival of LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander. Yes. You heard that right. The marriage between LEGO’s line of STEM kits and everyone’s favorite sci-fi franchise, Star Wars. It seems like a long overdue thing to do, but hey, we will take it. Continue reading LEGO Star Wars STEM Kit Has The Droids You Are Looking For

LEGO Testing LEGO Braille Bricks To Help Visually Impaired Children Learn

Who would have thought that the world’s most famous toy bricks could be a useful learning tool for the visually impaired and the blind? I, for one, never imagine that, but here it is, the LEGO Braille Bricks, designed specifically to enable those with visual disability to learn to read Braille in a way traditional Braille never could offer. Continue reading LEGO Testing LEGO Braille Bricks To Help Visually Impaired Children Learn

Cute Humanoid Robot Little Sophia Teaches Your Kids Coding, Not Vanity

Can you imagine Kate Upton in a lab coat, working on a rocket? Probably not. Some ladies are just born to be models, but then again, fine ladies like Upton probably played with Barbie dolls, not Little Sophia, when she was a kid. If she had Little Sophia, who knows? Things might turn out differently. Might. So what exactly is Little Little Sophia anyways? Well, for starter, Sophia is NOT a doll; it is a robot. She is the little sister of Hanson Robotics’ Sophia the Robot. Continue reading Cute Humanoid Robot Little Sophia Teaches Your Kids Coding, Not Vanity

Arduino LEGO-like Bricks Could Give MINDSTORMS A Run For Their Money

Up till now, the alternative to LEGO’s pricey MINDSTORMS is Arduino/Raspberry Pi, but if you have tried that, you will understand that compatibility is an issue. This result in you needing to fabricate custom cases for the board and that’s not to mention eye-taxing coding process. But hey, if you want more flexibility and not spend too much, that’s how it is. Well, not if Leguino can help it. While the name Leguino may sounds like some sort of tasty pasta, it is not; it is the result of the holy matrimony between LEGO and Arduino (or Raspberry Pi). Continue reading Arduino LEGO-like Bricks Could Give MINDSTORMS A Run For Their Money

This DIY Kit Lets Kids Build Their Own Tablet And Get Into The World Of STEM

When I was child, children were expected to earn their keeps, but these days, kids expect grown ups to shove a spoon down their throats. Now, you can do that, or you can continue the good’ol character building tradition by making them earn what they want. There are many ways to approach the latter, but in the case of a tablet, you can either ask them to earn it through their own savings, or you could ask them to build one themselves with the MakePad DIY Touchscreen Tablet by MakePi. MakePad is a DIY tablet kit tailored with the “touchscreen generation” in mind. Continue reading This DIY Kit Lets Kids Build Their Own Tablet And Get Into The World Of STEM

Meet Petoi, A Life-like DIY Robotic Cat Designed For STEM Education

Aspiring roboticist, Physics PhD holder and university lecturer Rongzhong Li has designed and built a robotic cat he affectionately called Petoi. This is one man endeavor with no proper workshop or even garage which is why it deserves our admiration. More so when you know how capable this robotic feline friend is. The goal is to develop programmable, highly maneuverable and affordable quadruped robots suitable for STEM education. Petoi not mimics a feline traits, such as purring when pet and meows, it is totally capable of reacting to its environment. Continue reading Meet Petoi, A Life-like DIY Robotic Cat Designed For STEM Education

Einstein Robot Adds Scientific Facts To What You Have Asked

Remember the adorable scene of Einstein bobbleheads turning alive and conversing with night guard Larry Daley (played by Ben Stiller) in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian? Well, wouldn’t it be nice to have a real, miniature version of the world’s most recognizable genius who could answer the questions you have in that wrinkly sponge of yours? I know right? If you are into science, you will wish for one and the good news is, you actually can – all thanks to robotic company, Hanson Robotics. The commercial robotic development company has released its first mass-produced consumer robot in the form of Albert Einstein Robot which you and I can buy. Continue reading Einstein Robot Adds Scientific Facts To What You Have Asked

Science Magazine For Young Girls Is The Best Thing To Happen Since Lammily

Ok. We are not here to preach some equality bullshit here. However, the fact is that there are lot less girls interested in science and even less in the field of STEM. Unlike physical attributes, intellectual is pretty much equal in both sexes and therefore, there’s really no reason not to encourage young ladies to pick up science. This is where Smore Magazine wants to make the difference. You see, up till now, young ladies have been influence by magazines with topics revolving around beauty, fashion and entertainment, and the result is pretty much one have anticipated: a generation of dainty, young creatures in pursuit of beauty, fashion and chasing after idols. Continue reading Science Magazine For Young Girls Is The Best Thing To Happen Since Lammily

A.R. Globe Makes Learning About The World Fun And Interactive For Kids

Digital age has relegate the good’ol globe to decorative piece. I mean, who the hell need a physical globe when Google Earth is just a few clicks away? But that’s for information hungry grownups. As for kids, learning from Google Earth about the Earth itself won’t be much of a fun. Learning is different from digging for information. Learning is what kids do, and it should be fun, and this is where PlayShifu wants to do with Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Globe. Even a grown man like me gets excited about a mash up of a physical globe and AR (which is essentially what the Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Globe is really about). Continue reading A.R. Globe Makes Learning About The World Fun And Interactive For Kids

LEGO Boost Is Like The Mindstorms Kit For Pre-teen Kids

What you see here is the LEGO Boost 17101 Robotics System, a newly introduced learning toy set from the Danish toy maker that sits between the simplicity of regular LEGO and LEGO Technics sets, and the complexity offered by LEGO Mindstorm kits. Targeted at pre-teens, LEGO Boost lets kids put together a range of interactive toys, such a robot you see pictured above, using a mix of 3 sensing bricks called Boost bricks and aplenty of other LEGO elements (843 pieces, to be exact). Like Mindstorms, the fun and learning does not end when the construction is complete. Continue reading LEGO Boost Is Like The Mindstorms Kit For Pre-teen Kids