The girls got the chance to play with some Ozobots recently. They respond to the colour and path of whatever line you place them on, so they will move along the path and change colour or direction depending on the colours they pass over.

The bots come with some pre-printed cards and you can download games for tablets but the most fun for our 3 and 5 year olds was to draw their own. The lines need to be fairly thick to work but they soon got the hang of it.

I tried to draw a path with loops (physical not code) to see if the ozobots could write a name but these little guys want to follow the easy path and got confused by the crossroads.

If you think of any other ideas to try please let me know!


Babi2 is home with the chicken pox and I’m preparing for a tech workshop, sounds like a perfect combination!

If you can get hold of one, MaKey MaKey is a neat bit of kit which makes anything into a keyboard. It takes less than a minute to set up and the only limits to what you can do with it really are your imagination and the contents of your fruit bowl. Check out all the fun projects here.

I showed her how to connect it and loaded up the piano and bongos websites. She mastered those and then realised she could connect me up too, either by holding my hand or by having me hold onto a crocodile clip and then pressing my nose instead of the banana to play the notes!