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Thursday, January 07, 2016

LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotics starter kit for elementary kids #CES2016

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotic Starter Kit for elem kids

My 5 year old son, Ashton, just got an interest in building a LEGO structure and adding it with some electronics, his interest began late last year when was influenced by these Youtube videos of DIY LEGO stuff and then at home, I noticed that he changes his LEGO builds into some transforming and converting structure, from that style, I noticed too that he added some LED lights. Then he asked for a LEGO Mindstrom for Christmas, and I told him that its too complicated to build a LEGO Robotics and it requires hours of education and lectures from LEGO Mindstorm professional builders.

I know that Hobbes and Landes is offering this course every year and I just saw an ad in their Instagram that they are now accepting students for a LEGO Mindstorm robotics class and they require 7 years old and above only as qualified students.

For my son Ashton, he have to wait for another year in order to enter a LEGO Mindstorm robotic class.

But that kind of LEGO is much advance, Im glad that LEGO introduces their new version of LEGO WeDO 2.0, it’s a robotic starter kit for elementary kids.

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotic Starter Kit for elem kids

Im not sure if this will be available soon in the Philippines,but Im so interested to acquire one.
But having a LEGO robotic kit still requires some basic education.

Im sure Hobbes and Landes will add a class in the future.



LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotic Starter Kit for elem kids
So what does it do?

- LEGO bricks to build figures and things
- There's an app that acts as guide or manual in building robots
- a manual that is easy to be understand by kids (just a drag and drop feature)
- includes a low energy Bluetooth motor
- with USB connection
- The educational course can teach kids about science, math, technology, engineering, literacy and about eco environment

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotic Starter Kit for elem kids

Here are some screen grabs of LEGO WeDO 2.0

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotic Starter Kit for elem kids

Kids can follow the instruction via the WeDo 2.0 app

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotic Starter Kit for elem kids

Its juts a drag and drop feature to let kids understand robotics

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotic Starter Kit for elem kids

From the video, we can see that building a LEGO robot requires adult supervision and also building it as a team.

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotic Starter Kit for elem kids

The course can introduce kids more into science and also increase more their interest to build more with their imagination.

Here’s a video about LEGO WeDo 2.0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9e_P9PXRQk&feature=youtu.be



Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/04/legos-wedo-2-0-robotics-kit-teaches-science-and-engineering-to-elementary-school-students/#.deojemn:Fa6W

https://education.lego.com/en-us/lesi/elementary/wedo-2

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CES 2016 coverage at Azrael’s Merryland Blog is my 1st 2016 blog project. Main agenda is to bring this awesome tech and gadget news reach Filipino readers and tech fans.

to know more about CES 2016, just visit the official site at https://www.cesweb.org/

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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