What is the greatest lesson we can learn from making things for others? Ask Thomas Edison, he is one of the most prolific inventors in all of human history. He learned how to create the light bulb after failing repeatedly. He tried everything (including horse hair) but most of his ideas resulted in explosions and fire. However, each filament that did not work lead him closer to one that would. Learning to innovate when we are facing challenges or failures is a great lesson that can be passed on from Thomas Edison. Let each of us learn from failures, and keep moving forward.
Yesterday one of our AmeriCorps Vista’s visited Pioneer Elementary to share the story of Thomas Edison and also provide a hands-on learning tool called Edison Bots. The kids were able to learn how to program the bots and have them follow some of their basic commands. The learning curve included some trial and error. In the future, the students will be led by their teacher who will introduce them to programming on the computer, which will help them control the Edison Bots.
The students were really excited to learn more about robotics and programming basics during our visit. They were all invited to come to the Library on Fridays at 11 am for our weekly Fab Lab Friday Program. Each week students are introduced to hands-on activities and technology.
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