Though it turns out the kit--which shows that engineering can be a creative and artistic endeavor--helps teach and inspire anyone who didn’t think they wanted to make robots or learn about programming.
Whether or not you filled out your NCAA tournament brackets, you have a chance to fill out an even more important one for another competition of talented college students. This one features 16 student Commitments to Action that will be presented at the Clinton Global Initiative University later this month.
Everyone knows about those big brightly colored blocks that babies and toddlers play with. Well, those are sooooo 20th century. Now parents can give their little geniuses-to-be Cubelets: toy blocks that snap together with magnets and unlock interesting electronic powers, like sensors, motors, and data displays. Take that, Baby Einstein!
Heather Knight, a key member of the Syyn Labs League of Extraordinary Nerds, curates public performances with automatons, and believes that her robots can change the world for the better. Watch this video to find out how.