LEGO Robot

LEGO Robot

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Amber Melton made this robot at CompSciConnect, a University of Maryland camp. When few girls signed up for the university’s computer science classes, Dr. Jan Plane realized that something in the high schools wasn’t working. So she created a camp for middle schoolers to excite them about computer science by making robots, webpages, and virtual reality games.
A small rover-like robot made of grey Lego bricks. There are two thick tread black rubber wheels in the back of the unit and smaller turning wheel in the front behind a pair of arms, which are holding a plastic rubber ball. Above the arms, is a raised platfom with five Lego figures and one is holding a tray with a single drink. The body of the unit consists of a power pack for batteries with a LCD screen and control buttons on the front. Two black cables connect from the power pack to motors mounted on the base frame. There are arm-like elements attached to the side of the power pack and a bar element in front with rows of transparent yellow, red and green Lego bricks.
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United States: Maryland
Physical Description
rubber (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 20 cm x 17 cm x 26 cm; 7 7/8 in x 6 11/16 in x 10 1/4 in
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Maryland Center for Women in Computing
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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