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EV3 Review: The Lego Robot

EV3 Review: The Lego Robot

This is a toy that teaches kids (age 10+) programming and engineering skills. It allows exploration of robotics concepts without needing to understand electrical engineering or advanced programming, but it isn’t dumbed down to the point that it becomes boring for older kids or even adults. In fact, the GeekMoms and GeekDads can’t resist a good Lego robot building challenge. Read More

The GeekMoms Podcast #25 First Lego League Global Innovation Award Winners Interview

This week I’m joined by two members of the First Lego League team Moderately Confused which recently won the Global Innovation Award. Arjun Kumar and Jacob Hoylman talk about how they got involved in First Lego League and the process that led to their team winning the $250,000 award to bring the team’s product to market. Read More

2nd Annual First Lego League Global Innovation Award Turns Ideas Into Reality

Last Fall, First Lego League teams of kids ages 9-16 were challenged to research the problem of food contamination and develop solutions that would make food safer. Teams from over 60 countries then submitted their ideas which received nearly a million votes that narrowed it down to just four finalists. Read More

Legoland Florida: A Geeky Preview

Legoland Florida officially opens Saturday, October 15, 2011, but I was lucky enough to get a recent behind-the-scenes tour. Prediction: Lego fans: Prepare to go crazy at Legoland Florida. First, the park is beautiful. Amazingly detailed giant Lego sculptures are everywhere. Secondly, the rides and attractions are highly interactive. We cannot wait to try out… Read More