Ngebray.com- “Hello, my name is Ernie, what’s your name?” That is the sentence came from the Lego. In the past, Lego creations just sat in position. Now with a new kit called Lego Boost, we can program them to do things using tiny bits of simple code. We can even use them to prank someone. Legoboost is one of the most interesting new gadgets to debut at the CES Tech Conference in Las Vegas this week. It’s the latest effort from the makers of the world’s most popular building toy to bridge the physical and the digital worlds and teach children the basics of programming. Lego Boost works with existing Lego pieces, but comes with a special brick called a move hub. Once we attach motors and sensors that detect color and distance, it can bring our creations to life. Actually, coming to life takes one more step, and that’s where the coding comes in. Lego Boost connects wirelessly to an Android or iOS tablet app, which teaches us how to build simple lines of instruction. No typing required. Like real world Lego bricks, these digital blocks of code stack up to make our Lego creation respond to stimuli or perform a little routine, Dance Ernie. Lego Boost comes in five different versions of Ernie the robot with those amazing eyebrows and if I get a cat as well as this guitar plus a space rover. The idea is that children will start with these basic kits then bring the brainy pieces to their other Lego creations using the included creative canvas software. Lego Boost target children as young as seven who may not be ready for the more complex programming of Lego Mindstorms. Priced at $160 per kit, Lego Boost should hit stores in the second half of 2017.
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