Coding Pirates launch event at Microsoft

Finally we held the big launch event for the club Coding Pirates. Coding Pirates is about being it-creative, execute your ideas, learn to code and have fun. I embraced a chance to team… Continue reading

How to build a LEGO printer from the Mindstorms EV3 kit

I decided to build a printer using only the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 31313 set. I’ve seen a lot of attempts on the internet, but the one designed by Ralph Hempel seemed to me… Continue reading

9 Crowdfunded Gadgets for Christimas

Christmas is on the doorstep and you haven’t bought the presents for your geeky nephew and nerdy brother…what to do?! Here’s a little help. Just like last christmas, ill bring you some gadget… Continue reading

It’s “CS Education Week” and time for an “Hour of Code”

So this week (9.-15. december) Has been announced by Code.org as Computer Science Education Week. A lot of  CS all-stars such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, and a bunch of other random celebrities… Continue reading

Why Flipped Learning needs an update from web 1.9 to 2.0

Flipped Learning, or Flipped Classroom, is a teaching method introduced by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. To sum it up, it is when you switch the learning content in class and homework, using… Continue reading

Coding Pirates Beta test Invitation

Alright! I earlier announced that Constructing Kids (Martin Exner) and Lizard Factory (Nils Munch) was in the progress of designing a game that teaches kids to code and be “it-creative”. The game is… Continue reading

Centre for Playware – The MIT Media Lab of Denmark?

I  invited myself to pay Centre for Playware a visit. This is a department of Technical University of Denmark (DTU), just outside Copenhagen. I was a part of a research project with them… Continue reading

How to build a Steam-powered LEGO car

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. Therefore Fathers Day seemed to me as the perfect excuse to build a steam-powered LEGO vehicle. The team consisted of my brother, my… Continue reading

A game in the making at ConstructingKids

I’ve been looking for a good puzzle game aiming to teach kids to code. Many exists, but in my opinion, none meets my criteria of what a good VPLG (Visual Programming Language Game)… Continue reading

11yo “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show” is…Super-Awesome!

My name is Sylvia, and I’m 9 years old. My dad made this crazy website and wanted me to do some stuff on it, so here I am! I like to draw, go… Continue reading

Robi – The weekly DIY Robot kit

Once a week, subscribers of the japanese robot magazine “Robi” receives about five mechanical parts with the magazine. After 70 weeks they will have all they need to assemble an entire robot! Robi is… Continue reading

Geeks having Fun with fishless fish bowl

My son has talked about getting an aquarium with fish for some time now. But still I was surprised when my wife came home with a 100 liter fish tank! OK, no way… Continue reading

8 Great Google Earth Gamification Mods

Since the release of the Google Earth plug-in in 2008, developers have created lots of games and mods based on the map service. Many of those are really funny, mainly because you can… Continue reading

LEGO 55 years old. Enjoy the 55 LEGO Riddles

LEGO is 55 years old! January 28.th. 1958, the plastic brick was patented. Now the brick sells 19 billion elements in a year. It continues to be my favorite construction toy, no wonder… Continue reading

Reflections on “Learning Creative Learning” – free online course from MIT Media Lab and P2PU

MIT Media Lab and P2PU is hostsing a free MOOC called Learning Creative Learning. P2PU is short for Peer to Peer University. It’s an… …open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls… Continue reading

Scratch 2.0 Beta – My first impressions

The Scratch 2.0 BETA is out now! I’ve been waiting long for this update on my favorite visual programming language, I’m very exited so I feel like sharing my first impressions with you.… Continue reading

control LEGO robots with your smartphone – LEGO Mindstorm EV3 announced!

Almost 14 years after the release of the first generation of LEGO Mindstorms, third generation of LEGO Mindstorms named EV3 was announced this year at CES, Las Vegas. The biggest change: Implementing the best from… Continue reading

Last minute christmas present ideas for geeks!

In case you haven’t bought them yet (!), here are some innovative and creative ideas for your kids: C-JUMP, THE BOARD GAME If you want your kid to learn to code, but you… Continue reading

Goldie Blox: A construction kit designed for girls

Do you know any female engineers or coders? I only know a handful. Only 11% of engineers are women! Maybe that’s because the profession doesn’t appeal to the female stereotype? For some reason,… Continue reading

Modern School Interior

New learning theories make their way into designing school interior and architecture. Howard Gardner and Rita Dunn has already changed the school of tomorrow, today. Malou Juelskjaer, phd. at Aarhus University, Denmark, believes… Continue reading

REVIEW: Apparatus. Unlimited Sandboxing Android app

When I was a kid, I used to read the comics by the Danish political artist Storm P. Especially his crazy inventions inspired me, and I made drawings similar to his, but with… Continue reading

Thomas Suarez 12-year-old app developer

When Thomas Suarez was 10 years old, he fell for the iPhone. He already had programming experience from Python, C and Java, and now he wanted to give the apple app development kit… Continue reading

Innovative 15yo wonderkid from Sierra Leone gets a chance at M.I.T.

I’ve written about kids with extraordinary sense of creativity and innovative minds. Especially Caine Monroy, the nine year old boy behind “Caine’s Arcade”  here. Now, this other kid, 15-year-old Kelvin Doe from Sierra… Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: “HOW MACHINES WORK : BUILD YOUR OWN WORKING MODELS”

At an ordinary day at the mall, I saw this at the bookstore. “How Machines Work” by Nick Arnold and Allan Sanders. This would be a perfect christmas present for my four-year-old son.… Continue reading

Follow Up: What Happend To Caine’s Arcade

It’s been a year, since we first heard about Caine Monroy and his Arcade. Back then, a guy named Nirvan Mullick bought a fun-pass, and got so amazed by Caine’s skills and imagination,… Continue reading

REVIEW: Where’s My Water?? (iPhone/iPod/iPad/Android)

Is it possible to learn physics from a gravity-based game? I don’t know. But you can learn to solve problems with “Where’s My Water”. The game is about an alligator who lives in the… Continue reading

Warhammer simplification and redesign

I just rediscovered my old teenage hobby stored in my garage:  My Warhammer figures! High Elves, Orcs, Skeletons, Dwarves and Lizardmen. When I was a teenager, I collected, painted and played with these figures… Continue reading

LEGO DUPLO maze for Hexbugs

My son begged and begged me to buy a habitat starter set for his four hexbugs. Its one of those containing hexagonal piece and two curved pieces. Price: 13 £ !!  I was… Continue reading

Review: National Museum of Science and Technology, Denmark

In Helsingor, north of Copenhagen Denmark, lies two huge former industrial hangars. Inside is the National Museum of Science and Technology. The hangars are filled with historical airplanes, motorcycles, cars and other vehicles and… Continue reading

Kinect Hacked – New Teaching Paradigm?

Jump to the Telenoid section Jump to the Telepresence section Jump to the Kinect as an Innovation Tool section Abstract: In this post, I will introduce some of the apps that have been… Continue reading

Learning potentials in LEGO instructions

I  have always been a huge LEGO fan! In my childhood ive spend days on the floor building and building! Mostly spaceships and battle tanks with huge cannons. But my oldest kid has now… Continue reading

Caine’s Arcade. A constructing kid + web 2.0 = Awesomeness!!

This 9-year-old boy Caine created his own arcade only using cardboard and whatever he had in his possession. He took the “playing shop with your toys” a step further! His dad, an auto mechanic,… Continue reading

Review: Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine

A few weeks ago, I was on a short trip in Oslo with my wife and kids. I was determined to visit a child-friendly museum of some sort. I surfed the net and… Continue reading

Review: Scribblenauts Remix (iPhone/iPad/iPod)

The app Scribblenauts Remix for iPhone/iPad/iPod is an action puzzle problem-based game, originally for the Nintendo DS. It is published by Warner Bros. Interactive. The objective is to solve a puzzle by conjuring… Continue reading

Counting cows and selling elephants

Last year I took pictures of all my sons Schleich plastic animals, printed and laminated them, my son gave them an individual price and we turned them into a “product directory”. This became… Continue reading

What is this blog?

Jump to Gears Of My Childhood Click here I watch how many parents and teachers buys smartphones, tablets and lots of app’s and then they think the child will learn, just like that!… Continue reading