Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekly Wrap-up: Robots

This week, we explored one of Monkey's big interests-Robots!

There's tons of books at the library about Robots, but we picked these:
He wrote a 4 page story about a man discovering a robot lab full of all kinds of robots and he work on making his own robot using Mindstorms, inspired by watching Battlebot robots on YouTube:

As much as he loves Legos, he doesn't play with the Lego Mindstorms much. He's made a few simple robots, but I think he gets frustrated with the sensors being glitchy and programming that takes him a while to understand. He wants to build a 'REAL' robot. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to do that and it seems pretty unrealistic, when you think about supplies needed and expertise needed for wiring and programming.

We were supposed to check out a new homeschool class about robotics this week, but it got cancelled last minute, so we will have to wait until it is rescheduled. I'm not sure about driving 40 minutes for a class...but we'll see whether he likes it or not. If it's something where he can really build some robots, it might be worth it!
Weekly Wrap-Up