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Cubelets: Small robots teach big science lessons -- Science Nation


Cubelets: Small robots teach big science lessons -- Science Nation

Cubelets are magnetic, electronic building blocks, each with a small computer inside, that can be connected in many different ways to move around a table, follow a hand signal, turn on a light, play sounds, or do many other creative tasks. They were developed by Eric Schweikardt and his team at Modular Robotics, with support from NSF's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. These 21st century building blocks are helping kids learn about the basics of robotics, and more.

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