Project

Programmable Bricks

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We are extending the child's construction kit, building computational power directly into LEGO bricks. Children are using these Programmable Bricks to build everything from robotic creatures to interactive kinetic sculptures, and, in the process, learning about engineering and design. We are currently developing a family of Programmable Bricks, known as Crickets, that designed especially for integrating art and engineering. The LEGO company now sells a product (called MindStorms) based on our Programmable Brick research.

We are extending the child's construction kit, building computational power directly into LEGO bricks. Children are using these Programmable Bricks to build everything from robotic creatures to interactive kinetic sculptures, and, in the process, learning about engineering and design. We are currently developing a family of Programmable Bricks, known as Crickets, that designed especially for integrating art and engineering. The LEGO company now sells a product (called MindStorms) based on our Programmable Brick research.