Wednesday , December 12 2018 Ausdroid » Other News » Lego Education wants to teach kids about robotics and code with WeDo 2.0

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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.

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Jason Murray   Assistant Editor

Jason Murray

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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