At MIT School we make possible that our students design, build, programme and test a real robot and use it to meet challenges set by the teacher as well as by the experts of the robotics contests in which we participate every year.
That’s why we have a LEGO MINDSTORMS Lab with the NXT Software, powered by NI LabVIEW, an intuitive graphical programming software used by scientists and engineers worldwide to design, control and test consumer products and systems such as MP3 and DVD players, cell phones, and vehicle air bag safety systems. Applications include helping to control the NASA Mars Pathfinder exploration to testing the Microsoft Xbox.
There are many academic studies showing the benefits of the Mindstorms system in schools, and we, as educational leaders in the province, must be at the forefront of progress and give our students the best opportunities. Some of these benefits are: