Project 252

Lego Mindstorms

Contributed by Eamon Costello (@eam0)
EdTech Tool Name:Lego Mindstorms
Bref Description:Create customizable programmable robots with easy-to-use hardware and software
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Linux Software
  • Windows Software
  • Windows 8 (pc/phone/tablet) App
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:Lego, robotics, computational thinking
EdTech Tool Uses:Taking its name from the seminal book by Seymour Papert (Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas) it is hard to understate the impact of Lego Mindstorms on Computing, Engineering and Robotics education particularly at primary and post primary level.
Lego Mindstroms comprises a robotics platform using lego components and programmable bricks, sensors and motors. LabView now provide high end educational software to the platform but open source versions of the programming toolchain also exist.
Education Level(s):
  • Primary (Junior)
  • Primary (Senior)
  • Primary (SEN)
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Post-Primary (SEN)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:Computing, Engineering
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Commercial (once-off fee)