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Lego Boost as a teaching tool

larryd517larryd517 NJMember Posts: 10
My friend's son loves building Legos and seems to be very creative. I think pursuing engineering/building/technology/etc. oriented activities would be a great fit. I saw something about lego boost and was wondering if this would be appropriate. If you're familiar with this line, does it challenge/educate, etc. ...does it spur creativity (or is it just following instructions and putting things together?) Is it age appropriate (he's 10)
Thanks!

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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,377
    I believe there is a whole thread regarding Lego Boost that may offer some insights. 

    I actually just gave my son one for his 7th birthday. I got a killer deal on a used copy. He has enjoyed every second of it so far. There are a lot of builds and, at least to me, a wide variety of coding options available for said builds. 

    I'm not sure on the education part to be honest. It definitely introduces one to coding. But as I don't really have a background in that area, so I'm not sure how effective or meaningful the learning experience would be. 

    It's definitely a fun set though!
    larryd517
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 364
    Boost is great for younger children to get into robotics. But once they get past a certain age it's more Mindstorms territory. All depends on how smart your kid is and how fast they learn. If they are an amateur, Boost might be a good start but if they are a young Einstien then they'd probably get bored of Boosts limitations pretty fast. Of course if you wanted to go all out, when your kid is old enough to solder, mod the electronics to do whatever (different sensors and devices, more IO, exc.)
    larryd517
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