The Educational Benefits of building block Robots like Legos or Lepins

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To some people the educational benefits of playing with the colourful, multi-faceted bricks aren’t always clear. I have crafted some key benefits of creating, configuring and crafting with building blocks. Robotics as a whole develops problem solving and mathematical thinking. Following instructions to assemble Lego or other building blocks also has a lot of benefits for children’s problem solving, focus and attention to detail. Ideas of symmetry, balance, shapes and sizes are explored during play with building blocks. For example, children experience working with fractions when they observe how many small pieces can fit into a large piece and can … Read More

New Members to our Robot Family!

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Simon Angol, a student in one of our schools in which we run our robotics clubs dreams of working for SpaceX in USA designing and building robots for use on Mars! He craves hands-on application of his knowledge of robotics. In a bid to make our clubs as engaging and interesting as possible, we have added to our repertoire of robots, the Edison Robot and the 17 DOF Bipel Humanoid Robot. The Edison Robot is a floor programmable robot that can be scaled in size by attaching Lego bricks to it and most importantly, using the EdWare software program, can … Read More