Category Archive: Activities

Girl made an Arduino Scare Bear at Coding Pirates – the result is awesome!

So you thought Coding Pirates was only about programming software? This girl Penelope proves you wrong! She made a “scarebear” at Coding Pirates in Hellerup (Microsoft) using an Ardiuno, servo and a distance sensor! (the… Continue reading

Experimentarium City in the heart of Copenhagen

I’ve reviewed Science Museums before (read my reviews of the Danish National Museum of Science and Technology and the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine) This time I payed Experimentarium City a… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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