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Postby alby » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:43 pm

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Postby rublev » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:19 am

lego bricks come alive - WSJ

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Beloved bricks, meet Generation Code.

Lego A/S pulled back the curtains Wednesday on an update to its classic building toy at the CES tech confab in Las Vegas.

Dubbed Lego Boost, the new kits bring brick creations to life with simple motors and sensors while teaching the basics of programming.

Unlike Lego’s more-complex Mindstorms systems, which are used in schools to teach robotics, the Boost system was designed for children as young as age 7, and feels closer to the classic brick experience.

After getting a brief chance to play with them, I can report the new kits might delight an older demographic, too, particularly parents who want to spark an interest in coding.

Some assembly is required—these are Lego bricks, after all, sold in kits of about 850 pieces each. Children can choose from five different versions. My favorite was Vernie, a bowtie-clad robot with amazing moving eyebrows. There’s also a cat, a space rover, a factory and a guitar.

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While most of the pieces resemble the billions out there in the wild, Lego Boost kits come with a special Move Hub. Inside is a computer, a wireless chip and a tilt sensor. Attach that, along with included motors and a special sensor that detects color and distance, and the creations come to life.

Actually, there’s one additional step: coding. Lego Boost connects to an Android or iOS tablet app—at launch, no phones, however. The app demonstrates how to assemble simple lines of instruction. No typing required. Like real-world Lego bricks, these digital blocks of code stack up to make your Lego creation respond to stimuli or perform a routine. In a few minutes, I was able to make Vernie do a little dance, and the cat meow when I gave it a milk bottle made from bricks.

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The Boost kit itself is really meant to be just a primer. Boost is part of a broader effort by toy makers to stem the assault of apps and screens for the attention of young minds. But unlike previous Lego interactive products, where the pieces must be kept separate, Lego encourages children to use the brainy Boost components with their other creations. In the app’s Creative Canvas section, children can find instructions for making a dragon that walks, or a superhero’s fort with an automatic door.

Unfortunately, the $160 Lego Boost kits won’t be out in time to be used to re-enact the Lego Batman movie, hitting theaters in February. Boost is slated to arrive in the second half of 2017.


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Postby brlmski » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:14 pm

speaking of moving lego...
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Postby alby » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:01 pm

almost everyday without fail i leave work and come back the next morning forgetting where i left off

its 0 degrees here im so mad
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Postby INNIT » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:16 pm

losing my fucking mind trying to get my last professor to submit her reference for my MA application before the deadline...

i just want to be a handsome theorist like jacques derrida
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Postby Dobwin » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:25 pm

Officially moved to New York, living on the Bushwick/Ridgewood border.
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Postby worknights » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:26 pm

it was supposed to start snowing here in atlanta today and my boss cancelled work for everyone yet it hasnt snowed at all... id rather be at work tbh

edit: it just started snowing lol
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Postby wolflarsen » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:54 am

Snowy morning here in West Philly (which I swear is a dead ringer for working class Glasgow). I'm listening to melancholy solo records by a friend back in Boston and drinking boozy coffee. Mindfully practicing how to sit with my thoughts/feelings and not identify with them too much. I think winter always makes it easier to be down without being a ~sadboi
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Postby CheerUpBrokeBoy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:41 am

how can i schedule a next-day genius bar appointment at the soho nyc apple store but every single san francisco apple store is booked solid for a week

population density is nowhere near comparable, that should be the opposite right
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in SF 90% of the value made is created on MacBooks Pro. NYC's 90% is made on corporate Dell desktops.
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Postby Ques » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:25 pm

Just had my first job interview ever and I have a follow up on Thursday. Being an adult is scary...
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went to see this place today, worried my life is turning into an amalia ulmann porn film

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Postby bels » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:09 am

I think you were already quite far gone.
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Postby pirxthepilot » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:33 pm

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Postby bels » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:40 pm

Are you trying to move out of your glass house so that you can finally throw stones?
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Postby ramdomthought » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:12 pm

i got a cat

norman is still at my parent's house

say hello to chip

he's 10 and as lazy as me

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It's a whole new world out here in the 'burbs like whoa
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Postby worknights » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:21 am

im meeting with a modeling agent wednesday and im extremely nervous lol hoping everything goes well
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Postby Spaceman » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:09 am

Making fun of peoples' laugh is wack. Thats just them being happy and making a noise that isn't really controllable and tearing them down for it.
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Postby freddy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:52 am

Early morning one-hour long uber/Lyft rides sparks a cool and deep connection between passenger and ride beyond the normal short rides.

Would ride again to lessen the loneliness after leaving the casino
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Postby grayghost » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:50 pm

my finance prof looks just like Xiao Wen Ju

i think im in love
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Postby sunblam » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:04 am

By the end of next month I wanna be able to do one of these:
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Postby pirxthepilot » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:34 am

https://www.womensmarchlondon.com/

my friend organised this, r any teens joining on sat?
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Postby ramdomthought » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:15 pm

chip has an eye infection

not for long (smiling)
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Postby alby » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:58 am

@spaceman

@rep comment, i got the tat done in madison over on johnston street. i go to whitewater but im in madison every weekend. should come say hi and grab coffee with @bouquet and me sometime

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