The DLM-TIC will provide an environment that is fun and invigorating. However, learning and skill development will also play an important role. Constructing robots has contributed to building many of the skills needed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. Lego has the right idea! So what other technologies have you explored that can contribute to a stimulating fun learning environment?
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This is a very interesting concept! Here’s another technology that is similar — littleBits. It’s “an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets”. It’s designed “for prototyping and play” which I think is right up DLM-TIC’s alley.
“littleBits consists of tiny circuit-boards with simple, unique functions engineered to snap together with magnets. No soldering, no wiring, no programming, just snap and play. Each bit has a simple, unique function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits. Just as LEGOs allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are small, simple, intuitive, blocks that make creating with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together.”