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Legonauts gear up for robot demonstration

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Nov 04, 2011 - 8:58 AM |

The F.I.R.S.T. Lego League Team Legonauts are gearing up to show off their robotic creation.

Tristan Larouche and Janne Ovaska tweak a Lego robot they created with their Legonaults team. Photo by Jenny Jelen.

Tristan Larouche and Janne Ovaska tweak a Lego robot they created with their Legonaults team. Photo by Jenny Jelen.

A group of local kids aged nine to 14 have spent the last few months fine-tuning a robot made from Lego pieces. The creation was programmed using computer software, and is able to complete a variety of tasks.

Stephanie Langille, coach of the Legonauts team, said participating in the experience allows kids to apply math and science concepts in real life, research challenges in the sciences, learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills and have fun.  The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Laurentian University, and particularly Dr. K. Passi, have made Lego-assisted learning possible for the team.

Today, Nov. 4, the Legonauts will be at the Greater Sudbury Public Library Main Branch from noon until 2 p.m., presenting their project, performing a skit and showcasing their findings.
Watch the teams compete at the F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League Tournament at Dynamic Earth Nov. 19.

Posted by Jenny Jelen
 

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