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Lego Education wants to teach kids about robotics and code with WeDo 2.0


Lego Education (the part of the company with 100% less Star Wars than usual) has announced the release of its WeDo 2.0 kits for classrooms at CES 2016.

WeDo is a classroom kit that allows kids to build Lego solutions to tasks and learn about physics, coding and robotics along the way. The new version is a serious update to the original kit that was released in 2009 and now offers Bluetooth low energy connectivity for controlling the creations.

Each kit is designed to support 2 students, and estimates peg the cost of kitting out a classroom at about $2,000 (your classroom size may vary, however). The control app is available on Android, iOS and Chromebooks.

Lego Education has been active in Australia for over 30 years, and a number of local distributors will be happy to talk to you about kitting out your classroom with the new WeDo kits.


Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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Classroom, schmarsroom. I want this at home!

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