Some helpful information:

MindFest took place at the Media Laboratory at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Directions and a list of nearby hotels are available online.

Some sites for playful inventors:

MindFest was organized by the Epistemology and Learning Group and the Okawa Center at the MIT Media Lab.

LEGO MINDSTORMS This is the official website for the LEGO Robotics Invention System and companion products. Cabaret Mech Theter

The FIRST Robotics Competition is a national engineering contest which immerses high school students in the exciting world of engineering. Teaming up with engineers from businesses and universities, students get a hands-on, inside look at the engineering profession.

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre is a Museum of Automata (Mechanical Sculpture) in Covent Garden, London, UK. "Visiting Cabaret Mechanical Theatre is like drifting into a bizarre and fascinating dream".

LUGNET is an international fan-created LEGO® Users Group Network. It is a place for LEGO® fans of all ages to find information, meet one another, and share ideas.

The Build-It-Yourself Toy Laboratory is a place for kids to invent all kinds of wild contraptions. Be sure to check out the famous inventors page.

The Millennium Clock is Danny Hillis' plan to build a clock that will last a long time...ticking once a year, with a century hand that advances once every hundred years and a cuckoo that comes out at the end of each millennium.

6.270 ("six-two-seventy") is a hands-on, learn-by-doing robotics course for MIT students run entirely by volunteer student organizers.

The KISS Institute for Practical Robotics is a private non-profit community-based organization that works with all ages to provide improved learning and skills development through the application of technology, particularly robotics. Sbot

Robotic Design Studio is a robot design course at Wellesley College.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Internals - a site for hackers.

The LOGO Foundation. A non-profit group supporting those who use Logo for programming.

Logo Computer Systems Inc. (LCSI), makers of MicroWorlds software.

AgentSheets® is a simulation construction kit that makes it easy for everyone to build simulations.

Building a Mini-Exploratorium - Modesto Tamez of the The Exploratorium in San Francisco talks about how to build your own science museum.

The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA is a hands-on technology museum. Their website has some pretty cool stuff, such as The Robot Zoo, an exhibit about biomechanics, and an amazingly huge list of links for robot enthusiasts.

The Computer Clubhouse is an after-school learning environment where young people explore their own interests and become confident learners and designers through the use of technology.

The Public 8 Ball will provide answers to your most perplexing questions.

RoboCup: The Robot World Cup Initiative.

Weird Richard is convinced you can teach a student anything using LEGO products. His site is filled with curriculum, activities, pictures, and movies.

Visit MIT's Invention Dimension website. Some highlights include their Inventor of the Week Archive, links for kids and the kid in all of us, and even a special Invention Dimension Crossword Puzzle.

Acroname offers a custom line of robot-building products for the hobbyist and researcher.

Phantom II, LLC, develops new generation of programmable interfaces, for example, LEONARDO and GALILEO, that are specially planned and designed for robotics and educational games.

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This page last updated June 3, 2001