As I explore platforms to teach my daughters hands on problem solving and programming — I’m intrigued by the recent release of LEGO WeDo 2.0 coming out of their LEGO Education department just announced at CES 2016. It’s a bit less expensive than the LEGO Mindstorm set and has a clearer angle towards education — more specifically 2nd to 4th graders. I had a great experience using MIT Scratch to teach my daughters class the beginning of programming and I’m looking to build upon that. I’m looking forward to its release for my 5-year old.
After extensive research and vigorous discussion with my 9-year old this weekend — I’ve decided to get a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit for my daughters and I to tinker with. Additionally, my 9-year old wants to use it as a foundation for her Maker Faire project. There are so many super cool examples of projects out there and it really got us fired up. Will keep folks posted as we explore the world of Lego robotics!