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LEGO WeDo and Scratch: Playful Robotics
Introducing kids to robotics, programming, and mechanics can be challenging. But using the LEGO WeDo robotics sets, plus the open-source Scratch programming language, provides easy and fun first steps for all kinds of kids from elementary to middle-school ages. See examples of robotic LEGO projects, such as animatronic animals and amusement-park rides. Try your hand at customizing actions and behaviors using the Scratch programming language.
Maker website: http://www.elginisd.net/webpages/friedag/elginbricks.cfm
Bio: The Elgin Wild Bricks are a Robotics Team/Club from Elgin Middle School in Elgin, Texas. Ms. Gress is their coach, and the Robotics/Career-Tech teacher at Elgin Middle School.