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New Boost Blocks From LEGO Helps Children To Learn Programming

Jan 11 2017

LEGO-BOOST

LEGO produced the Mindstorms platform for older children and adults to use their creativity to make robotic projects. Presently, LEGO launched the Boost platform, which is a robotics and programming development for children around the age of seven (7). This Boost package has everything to make five (5) projects including Frankie, a robotic cat, and Vernie, a comedic robot.

The Boost kit contains a battery-powered core system which gives power to the several motors, and a motion and color sensor. Simon Kent from LEGO demonstrated that the two (2) kits have the ability to train the robots to make music on harmonicas.

I really enjoyed using this platform. I am usually a cynic as it relates to programming toys similar to this. However, I had fun with this one and found it interesting. This system is easy to work with and the package is superbly designed. I am really looking forward to making Frankie at home. LEGO is going to release this kit in August 2017.

Lego Boost: Hands-On

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