Once upon a time, we were able to go through our entire day, perhaps week, without once needing to do more than make a phone call or check the weather. With our increasing forms of communication and need for communication, those days are no longer here. Nowadays, it’s very customary to check e-mail, Facebook, and even make a call or send a text all before getting ready in the morning. In a time like this, technology is the main thing in charge here, so it’s more important now than ever to understand the technology we rely on so much!
A few years ago, it wasn’t very possible to learn how to code computers and applications without going to college for it, but now it seems like there are tons of online resources for adults to learn how to code, but what about for kids? In comes the Lego Boost.
The “Boost” is Lego’s latest series of toys that they are also calling a “creative toolbox” due to it’s versatility both as a fun Lego set to have as well as an innovative way for children as young as 7 to learn the complexities of working computer code to build robots! The set comes with 840 pieces to mix and match, including some “Boost” bricks that are programmable. Some have motors, others have lights, and there are many other kinds. The set is even said to come with instruction guides on how to build a few starter robots! The coding is done with an accompanying app that is downloadable to mobile devices that allow kids to to drag and drop different script blocks that can tell the robot what to do.
Lego Boost is the first mass produced toy set of it’s kind to allow kids to learn more about the engineering and software STEM fields, so be sure to check it out when it releases this August!