Silicon Valley keenly awaits latest Lego robot kit

Silicon Valley keenly awaits latest Lego robot kit

Few are more excited about Lego’s new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month than Silicon Valley engineers.



In this Aug. 13, 2013, photo, Will Gorman plays with a robotic Lego Mindstorms unit shaped like a snake in Redwood City, Calif. Lego’s new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month are keenly anticipated by Silicon Valley engineers_many of whom were drawn to the tech sector by the flagship kits that came on the market in 1998, introducing computerized movement to the traditional snap-together toy blocks and allowing the young innovators to build their first robots.



In this Aug. 14, 2013, photo, Saci Marty, 10, center, and Callum Brown, 11, at right, put their robotic Lego Mindstorms units through an obstacle course during a Digital Media Academy workshop, in Stanford, Calif. Lego’s new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month are keenly anticipated by Silicon Valley engineers_many of whom were drawn to the tech sector by the flagship kits that came on the market in 1998, introducing computerized movement to the traditional snap-together toy blocks and allowing the young innovators to build their first robots.



In this Aug. 13, 2013, photo, Will Gorman demonstrates a Track3r Lego Mindstorms robotic unit in Redwood City, Calif. Lego’s new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month are keenly anticipated by Silicon Valley engineers_many of whom were drawn to the tech sector by the flagship kits that came on the market in 1998, introducing computerized movement to the traditional snap-together toy blocks and allowing the young innovators to build their first robots.



In this Aug. 14, 2013, photo, children look at a computer presentation on how to assemble Lego parts during a Digital Media Academy workshop in Stanford, Calif. Lego’s new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month are keenly anticipated by Silicon Valley engineers_many of whom were drawn to the tech sector by the flagship kits that came on the market in 1998, introducing computerized movement to the traditional snap-together toy blocks and allowing the young innovators to build their first robots.

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