Aaron Maurer (@aaronmaureredu), a STEAM educator who blogs at Coffee for the Brain, is hosting a month of Lego challenges during May, 2020. Each week is a different theme, and each weekday he posts a new challenge for that week’s theme. Before beginning the challenge, participants are asked to select 100 pieces from their Lego … Continue reading Lego Quarantine Build Challenges
For today’s Phun Phriday post I wanted to share some of the impromptu creations made by our Robotics Club yesterday. We took a break from our EV3 robots to explore Cubelets, and the students were incredibly thrilled when I showed them the Lego connectors and put out a bunch of bins with random pieces for … Continue reading Cubelets + Legos = Cube-gos
There. I said it. I never thought I would. Growing up, I had ZERO interest in Legos. As an adult, I’ve continued to have ZERO interest in Legos. Until a couple of years ago. It turns out that Legos are a lot more versatile than I thought. I briefly related my newfound respect for Legos in … Continue reading Legos are Awesome
For this week’s Phun Phriday post, I am directing you to a recent article on Laughing Squid. If you have ever tried to make a Lego stop-motion film, you will definitely appreciate the artistry of this “re-make” of the Clock Tower scene from Back to the Future. (Warning: there is a short expletive around 1:19 in … Continue reading Lego Stop-Motion of Back to the Future Clock Tower Scene
I am frequently asked for advice on what materials to purchase for school maker spaces. I am definitely not an expert on this topic, but I have gotten a couple of grants for B.O.S.S. HQ (Building of Super Stuff Headquarters) that have allowed me to try out different products. I thought I would devote this week to … Continue reading Makerspace Essentials – Legos
What can’t be done with Legos? I wish I had recognized the potential of this versatile toy when I was a kid! Legos appear quite a bit on this blog because I am regularly astonished by how creative people can be with them, and certainly not because they pay me any money – which they absolutely … Continue reading You Can Have Your Legos – and Eat Them, Too!