We had a fantastic day working with staff and students at Burton and South Derbyshire College’s Open Day in mid January. This college is a great place to learn and now they have added an extra dimension with the installation of a LEGO Education Innovation Studio which Raising Robots has supported developing. There is additional […]
This month’s ‘Education Technology’ magazine features a great article which focuses on putting the A in STEM. A panel of experts are asked: ‘What are schools and universities doing to emphasise the important connection between STEAM and the arts?’ and Raising Robots’ John Pinkney contributes to the article by discussing the need to unlock students’ […]
We’re were excited to release our FIRST Newsletter in March – and we had so much to report! If you missed it then catch up here! To make sure you receive all future Newsletters (we are aiming for ONE a month) and Special Offers – just sign up here.
The Raising Robots office is buzzing with excitement about recent news that the ‘Little Miss’ and ‘Mr Men’ children’s book series have created an awesome female engineer character to help tackle gender stereotypes. Let’s get ready to meet: ‘Little Miss Inventor’! The author and illustrator, Adam Hargreaves, intends for the latest addition to the collection […]
If ever you need inspirational video footage for students to see the possibility of where their robotics skills and talents could take them – then this is it! Watch Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot do box jumps and back flips – awe inspiring stuff! There are also a couple of brilliant clips of the failures too […]
Christmas is just around the corner and here at Raising Robots we’re hoping that everyone will get involved with LEGO’s charity campaign #BuildToGive. This Christmas LEGO UK is inviting families to join them in their national #BuildToGive campaign, where you can channel your creativity and let your imagination run wild in order to build your […]
Monday 16thOctober – 3:30-6:00pm at De Montfort University, Leicester. We are working with FIRST®LEGO® to offer you a FREE training session to learn about using LEGO Education Mindstorms equipment, specifically for building robots for the FIRST®LEGO® League competition. John and Colin will be running the session at De Montfort University. Anybody who is running a FIRST®LEGO® League team […]
It’s time to register for this year’s FIRST® LEGO® League! So drink in the Hydro Dynamics season and learn all about water: how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. The 2017/18 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge registration is now open and from 29th August, the detailed challenge missions will be published. Exciting times for our FLL Teams! […]
Exciting times – John is delivering a brilliant LEGO Mindstorms workshop with Tomorrow’s Engineers at 2017’s The Big Bang Fair in Northern Ireland and Scotland this week! There’s been a record number of visitors over the 4 days – over 80,000 visitors have been along to the UK Young Scientist and Engineers Fair. They’ve been […]
It’s nearly time for the FIRST® LEGO® League international event at the University of Bath and our own John Pinkney will be there offering expert commentary through IET.tv as he did in the national finals! What a fantastic celebration of young talent in robotics and engineering. Good luck to everyone taking part! Find out more […]
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