Making learning fun with robots

Lego Mindstorms Community Partner from Willard visits local students.
Aaron Krause
Jun 25, 2014

The snake hissed and made rattling noises.

If you dared to approach it, the reptile tried to reach out and bite you.

Children in Nancy Beckett's third-grade classroom at Central Elementary School were startled.

But soon, the youngsters were eager to place their hands in a position to tempt it.

Adults in the room didn't have to worry -- especially Chris Shepherd who, along with his daughter, Emily, made the "snake."

Shepherd, of Willard, is a Lego Mindstorms Community Partner. While he doesn't work for Lego, company officials send him parts, which he takes to schools and youth groups to introduce them to robots -- specifically Lego robots, complete with sensors, motors and processing units.

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