We recently welcomed two new members to our Library tech family: Dot and Dash, the coding robots.
Dot is the brains of the outfit. Dot interacts with the world through his sensor eye and brings to life the code you create. Dash is all about action. Dash can dance, hop and move around the room based on the information you send him.
So how do they work?
Dot and Dash are controlled by apps on a smartphone or tablet. These apps turn coding into games, making it fun and simple for kids of any age to learn. Before you know it, you’re coding! The code you write can turn Dot into a hot potato for a fun game with friends, or navigate Dash through an obstacle course.
“Dot and Dash spark kids’ curiosity,” says the Library’s Youth Services Director Amber Creger. “Kids get so excited to discover new games and activities for the robots. And all the while they are learning coding, looking at the world in a new way and using their imaginations.”
Look for Dot and Dash at upcoming Youth programs, including two Tween programs in September 2016.
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