FIGURE 6. Luc begins his build.
FIGURE 8. Tho OLLO mouse senses Luc’s hand.
later constructed a ‘mouse’ shown in Figure 8. He then
built the car design and had a lot of fun just building robotlike things with all the parts. I debriefed him on his
experiences with the Explorer kit, knowing that he had a bit
of a preference for the LEGO robot construction kits that he
had used previously. I wanted to know how he compared
the two different brands. One thing that impressed
him about the OLLO Explorer kit is the robots don’t
accidentally come apart as easily as the LEGO kits,
however, he noted that the LEGOs snap together
He also liked the idea of being able to design
and run his own programs with the OLLO kits. He
admits there are more of the LEGO robots around
and he is more familiar with them, but the lower
cost of the OLLO kit was something that he felt
would allow more people to buy it for their kids.
FIGURE 7. Luc’s Howitzer.
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