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ROS2 LEGO MINDSTORMS - interest?

Who’s interested in making ROS2 accessible for kids and teens in a somewhat friendly LEGO MINDSTORMS tutorial?

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I would be interested, what do you have in mind ?

I would like to join in !!!

The basic idea is that kids learn the most while playing. So I was thinking: can we make a ROS setup, with a mindstorms robot, that kids can install, run and tweak. I think these elements will be important:

  • During the installation/setup you learn some basic ROS concepts
  • The project is cool enough for kids to really want to try it (a mapping project? a maze? a swarm?)

I want to do this lean and mean.

  1. brainstorm with you guys for an interesting project
  2. test with kids if they are interested
  3. build a ‘rough’ project
  4. Explain the basics to kids and test if they manage to tweak it
  5. Make the whole package with installation and building instructions.

I personally have no ROS experience, but I do have a lot of robot and MINDSTORMS experience, python, linux, macos,… and I can do building instructions.

What do you think?

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Thanks for bringing this up @antonvh, certainly an interesting project!. I’d recommend you to look at http://wiki.ros.org/robot_blockly which can simplify the process of putting the first pieces of code together. This may be specially relevant if you aim to target kids.

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Robot_blockly looks good starting point. Thanks for bringing up @vmayoral. I would like to suggest that we can also into Snap and Scratch for more inspiration :slight_smile: .