Playing with Legos to a whole new level

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Students at East Tipp Middle School are taking Legos to a whole new level. They are building moving Lego robots.

Guests Malcolm Springs and Andrea Bube with First Lego League made appearances on News 18 at Noon to give viewers more information on the program.

Springs explained that the student actually builds the robot from scratch and then programs it as well. After a robot is built with Legos, its programmed with a computer. He said different robots run on different programming like light senors and ultra-sonic readings, both of which were demonstrated on News 18 at Noon.

Bube said there is work involved, but there is a bit of fun along the way.

“This is really an all-exclusive program. First Lego League teaches them STEM (skills) — so, science, technology, engineering (and) mathematics. But there is also research components, so they become experts in whatever field we are looking at the day,” Bube said.

If you would like to see a robot demonstration first-hand or would like more information on the group or getting your child involved, please visit Barnes and Noble Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“Anybody who wants to be there, we can show them the basics of the program.” Bube said.

Watch the full interview and Lego demonstration from News 18 at Noon by clicking on the video above.

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