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Comment: AND FURTHERMORE... (Score 2) 25

If any of these kiddie code-camp dingbats were serious about getting kids interested in coding, they'd see about getting Big Trak re-resurrected. They had a modern version available for about five minutes around 2009. Add a WIFI interface to the the thing and Bob's your uncle.
While they're at it, make available add-on modules for a camera(s), and a freakin' lazor, maybe a robot claw.

Comment: I see at least TWO problems with that last project (Score 1) 25

A project called Robot Turtles with no ROBOTS nor TURTLES involved?!!
Hell, he could have made that cool by having a option to integrate a physical turtle robot so kids could see how virtual code can make things move in the REAL world.

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