Tangible Tech Collaborative: One highlight of the summer was watching the creative campers at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University as they designed programs for a working robot. Here Michael Horn shows a group of children how TopCodes can be scanned into a computer to instruct a nearby robot. Each child created his/her own “cut & paste” chain of commands (such as forward, spin, shake and turn right) and illustrated thoughts about potential robot designs. It is empowering, educational and fun to watch one’s own instructions performed by a real robot. Thanks for the invitation to join in!
See Northwestern University’s TIDAL Lab for more creative uses of TopCodes, and explore the Summer Programs at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University for info on innovative summer robotics activities and many other enriching opportunities for children.