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ASEE Talks

December 31st, 2015 No comments

More for me than general consumption, but the link below is for a series of talks at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Technology Leadership Institute (ETLI) that I wanted to keep:

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December 30th, 2015 No comments

Just ran across an ad for a robot I haven’t seen before: Ozobot.


Looks to be geared towards teaching kids programming.

More info at:

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Quantum Computers Explained

December 30th, 2015 No comments

This video explains why we have reached the end of Moore’s Law and what Quantum Computers are and how they work.

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Hour of Code 2015

December 19th, 2015 No comments

Published on Nov 16, 2015

Computer science is a foundational field that opens doors for all boys and girls. Starring Sheryl Sandberg, Jasmine Lawrence, Karlie Kloss, May-Li Khoe, Mia Epner, Alice Steinglass, Jess Lee, Jessica Alba, Paola Mejía Minaya, Malala Yousafzai, and Susan Wojcicki.

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UC Davis Releases Free Tools for Teaching Robotics

October 18th, 2015 No comments
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Inspire Her

February 19th, 2015 No comments

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Play-I Robot to help kids learn to program

October 28th, 2013 No comments

Check out the Mars rover these two girls built in their garage

August 2nd, 2013 No comments

From: VentureBeat
August 1, 2013 6:04 PM
Jolie O’Dell

We just love stories like this.

Two sisters, 11 and 13, have built a Mars rover in a workshop in their family’s garage.

Camille and Genevieve Beatty have also been invited to the New York Hall of Science to show off their rover as part of a special exhibit on astronomy. The rover will roam around a mini-Martian landscape and analyze rocks with hidden heat lamps embedded inside.

Here’s a gallery and demo clip:

The girls also worked with their dad to build software to control the rover.

Its innards contain more than 700 components, including electrical and mechanical apparati.

The 13-year-old Camille revealed in a recent interview how the project got its start:

When I was 11, I started taking apart calculators, clocks, and TV remote controls to see what was inside. My dad asked me if I wanted to build something myself. We started out creating simple circuits on a breadboard to light up LEDs. Then my dad asked, “What do you want to build next?” and I said, “A robot!” We started out really basic at first and learned as much as we could. I’m 13 now and I’m in 7th grade. We’ve built all sorts of rolling, crawling, flying, beeping, blinking robots.

Check out the Beatty family blog for a step-by-step look at how the project took shape.

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Make a mechanical hand with plastic drinking straws : TreeHugger

July 30th, 2013 No comments


Instructable user mszymczak has let us share his project with you for building a mechanical hand with plastic drinking straws. This project is a great primer for kids to spark their interest in building more complicated gadgets.

for the full article goto:

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Global Conference on Educational Robotics | KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

July 26th, 2013 No comments

Just found this link about a Global Conference on Educational Robotics and thought I would share it.

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