A new story
in the Ithaca Journal describes a two day robotics workshop for children
at the Sciencenter of Ithaca,
NY. Partly funded by NASA, the workshop taught kids 10 to 17 years
old to build Lego Mindstorms robots that could run through a
maze. The message seems to be that learning about robots is fun.
The Los Alamos National Laboratories has been facilitating free workshops based on Mark
Tilden's BEAM technology for 9 years already, with #10 this
Totally free for up to 300 students, they work on everything from
easy "learn-to-solder" kits to the most advanced walking robots
provided by Solarbotics.
another page from Solarbotics showing
a previous (2001) workshop.
Details on the next workshop should be online late January.