DIY Robot Blocks

Roboticists create multi-functional toy blocks that teach the basics of robot-building to kids.

 

 

Inside Science Buzzwords:

  1. Cubelet - A robot-building block that contains a computer processor inside that determines each block's function.
  2. Sensor Blocks - A cubelet block that uses infrared detectors to measure distance, temperature or light.
  3. Action Blocks - A cubelet block that makes sounds, moves, or displays a bar graph.
  4. Think Blocks - A cubelet block that can change what the combination of sensor and action blocks do.