Imagine being able to build your own dog? Well, STEM learners at R.E.A.L. got as close as possible to this by building and programming a robot dog out of LEGO.

LEGO has been used as a way of learning for a while at R.E.A.L. due to their various fun, educational resources.

Learners have been taught how to code through LEGO and with this latest creation ‘Kiki the dog,’ their knowledge of coding has advanced further.

Duncan Allen, STEM Teacher said: “This really is a break-out technology, it’s where coding and computers enter the real world using sensors and motors and other sensory outputs such as light and sound.”

The kit uses real world colours, has a sophisticated colour sensor and some funny programming ideas, resulting in ‘Kiki’ being able to tell a story using sound effects.

At R.E.A.L. we imaginatively engage young people in learning using new creative resources and ideas.

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