Tag / robotics

More than a decade before Code.org or Girls Who Code kicked off, New York nonprofit MOUSE was teaching tech in underserved city schools. MOUSE is still doing that work, but now its reach is national. MOUSE recently marked its 15th anniversary with a celebration in New York City. I covered the event for EdSurge. It […]

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Valentine’s Day has long inspired handmade expressions of affection. One new, accessibly geeky idea is Plushbots, programmable, interactive stuffed toys that even children can design and make using open-source software and electronics. The Plushbot name illustrates the devices’ hybrid nature, which combines robotic parts like Arduino microcontrollers, conductive thread, a battery and various sensors with […]

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