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Build and Program Your Own Lego Robot @ Home

Of all the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities we do here at Camp Infinity, robotics is the most popular. In fact, robotics is an excellent way to spark an interest in STEM, specifically coding and programming, in kids of all ages. And now your kids can easily build and program their own robots right in your own home.

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Build and Program Your Own Lego Robot @ Home

Of all the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities we do here at Camp Infinity, robotics is the most popular. In fact, robotics is an excellent way to spark an interest in STEM, specifically coding and programming, in kids of all ages. And now your kids can easily build and program their own robots right in your own home.

Lego just announced the upcoming release of Lego Boost, a kit of motors and programmable bricks that works with the colored bricks many children already own. The three special Boost bricks include “a tilt sensor, a color and distance sensor and a motor.” Also included in the kit are 843 Lego pieces and a special play mat for robotic creations to move around on.

Kids, age seven and up, can build one of four robots included in the kit or dig into their Lego buckets and design their own motorized or motion-sensing cars, planes, cranes, or whatever else they can imagine.

Kids then use basic code to program their creation with a companion app that links to their robot over a WiFi connection. They can even record voices so their creation can speak, tell jokes, or make noises.

Lego Boost is expected to hit stores in August, 2017 and will retail for $159.99.

Through our robotics and summer camps, campers learn basic coding and robotics using Lego Mindstorm. As the director and a former professor of computer science, it’s a joy to see young people get excited about technology as they experience robots and work together as a team to code their creation. And at Camp Infinity, young people don’t just learn about STEM—they learn about God’s Word and a theology of technology.

As we foster a love for STEM in science-minded young people, we want to encourage them to start their thinking with God’s Word. We teach them to think biblically and interpret the world through the lens of God’s perfect Word. Learn more about Camp Infinity, and apply for free, at CampInfinity.com

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Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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