Microsoft demos Lego Mindstorms EV3 platform using Surface-controlled robot

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Robot toys aren’t what you’d normally expect from Microsoft’s developer-focused Build conference, but that’s just what the company served up today. In a chat about developer tools, Microsoft’s VP of Web Services Antoine Leblond demoed a version of Lego Education’s unreleased Mindstorms EV3 platform using — what else? — a brick-built robot and a Surface… Read more »

Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit gets an education, school-friendly platform to ship August 2013

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Lego’s new Mindstorms EV3 kit isn’t all just gun-firing robots and killer scorpions. Unfortunately, there’s also some learning to be done, with the new Mindstorm EV3 kit ready to land in schools this August. Lego reckons the kit touches on several curriculum areas like computer science, math, engineering mixed with (we hope) a little fun… Read more »