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Build a Robot with your Kid!--Part I

10/13/2010 07:58 PM EDT
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allpcm   11/2/2010 3:26:55 PM
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Overall, its a good start. Introducing the site to educators' is important because so many are turned off by all things technological. Carolyn, there are so many robotics events. FIRST is one of the largest. One way to introduce robotics to this audience is to invite them to events and encourage them to volunteer and help mentors teams.

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CMathas   10/25/2010 12:38:46 PM
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Thank you for posting this. Readers - this is a really cool project with an amazingly short list of necessary parts. If you build it, send photos of yours and I'll try to post some. I hope those of you with kids are gathering great ideas here! Carolyn

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CMathas   10/25/2010 12:35:32 PM
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Julie, Thanks for the link! When I first posted the article, I was so excited to be able to deliver a little exercise to add levity to the lives of my engineering readers. I didn't even look at the possibility of a headline to excerpt disconnect. Once this was pointed out - well, they were right! You must have had a great time with these robot projects at your house. Let me know how you like the Lego pieces once they are posted. Thanks for writing, Carolyn

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Julie Harrison   10/21/2010 7:25:47 PM
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Hi Carolyn, It's a great topic for a series and I love how open you are to suggestions. I will definitely follow along to learn about the Lego robotics! It reminded me of a period in my house where my hubby and daughter were very busy (and excited) about their vibro-bot project: http://www.julieharrison.ca/family/invasion-of-the-vibro-bots/

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Cosma.Pabouctsidis_#2   10/21/2010 6:17:43 AM
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Here is a project that anyone can do http://www.roboteq.com/robotics-motion-control-projects/wifi-robot-platform-design-instructions.html

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CMathas   10/20/2010 1:37:33 PM
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Hahahaha. That's a good one! You may have something there. Carolyn

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tb1   10/15/2010 6:28:38 PM
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The confusion others show over the title is nothing compared to my morning-pre-coffee reading of the title. In my mind I pictured: Build a Robot With Your Kid Take one kit of robot parts, and one kid. Build the robot with your kid. The resulting kid-robot hybrid can be programmed to accomplish many tasks.

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CMathas   10/15/2010 4:18:19 PM
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Wow, www.usfirst.org is an awesome site. I'll have to calendar the events in the SF Bay Area and experience FIRST first hand. Thanks for sending the link. Carolyn

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CMathas   10/15/2010 4:12:38 PM
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Please email an abstract to me at cmathas@earthlink.net. We'll communicate from there regarding the articles. Thank you! This sounds like a great series... Carolyn

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Robotics Developer   10/15/2010 3:19:45 PM
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I could see a number of articles I could do: "How to get started in robotics with your kids", "How to start a FIRST Lego League team", "How to start a FIRST Tech Challenge team", How to start a FIRST Robotic Competition team"; to name a few. If there is interest, I could start on the first title article. How should I submit these? Let me know... RD

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