Robots for kids
(and grown-ups too)
@adamcohenrose
Published in 1980
Seymour Papert
(image courtesy of http://cyberneticzoo.com/)
Turtle (from cover of Mindstorms book)
LEGO Mindstorms
With lots of time…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fAn5A0HbhU
Motors
Sensors
Motors
Extra sensors
Accelerometer
mindsensors.com
Vision subsystem!
mindsensors.com
GPS sensor
Martijn ten Bhömer
Compass sensor...
Control from your phone
Use your phone’s eyes & ears
Kids used to be hackers…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/toremor/3937271982/
Now just gamers…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazboot/2290223478/
Getting kids hacking again
Photos courtesy of First Lego League and Adriana M. Groisman
Google gets involved…
Now your turn to play…
Adam Cohen-Rose
@adamcohenrose
http://blog.cohen-rose.org
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More details on building a LEGO Mindstorms Robot with an iPhone eyes and brain at http://blog.cohen-rose.org/2010/10/over-air-hack-lego-robot-with-iphone.html

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    1. 1. Robots for kids (and grown-ups too) @adamcohenrose
    2. 2. Published in 1980
    3. 3. Seymour Papert (image courtesy of http://cyberneticzoo.com/)
    4. 4. Turtle (from cover of Mindstorms book)
    5. 5. LEGO Mindstorms
    6. 6. With lots of time… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fAn5A0HbhU
    7. 7. Motors
    8. 8. Sensors Motors
    9. 9. Extra sensors Accelerometer mindsensors.com Vision subsystem! mindsensors.com GPS sensor Martijn ten Bhömer Compass sensor hitechnic.com RFID sensor codatex.com
    10. 10. Control from your phone
    11. 11. Use your phone’s eyes & ears
    12. 12. Kids used to be hackers… http://www.flickr.com/photos/toremor/3937271982/
    13. 13. Now just gamers… http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazboot/2290223478/
    14. 14. Getting kids hacking again Photos courtesy of First Lego League and Adriana M. Groisman
    15. 15. Google gets involved…
    16. 16. Now your turn to play… Adam Cohen-Rose @adamcohenrose http://blog.cohen-rose.org
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