Henry was having a "bad day" (his words) on Friday so I decided to cheer him up by digging out our old digital camera and letting him loose upon the world. Here are the results, with his dictated captions after the fact (a good reminder that children give unreliable testimony in court):
"Max!!! Maxi-mouse was playing"
"Going home...go-ing... "
"Skeleton, he didn't do anything. "
"I wanted to print pictures, it is green soda, you can't eat it"
"A garbage can, I wanted to take a picture of it because I love it. "
"Daddy, he's doing some work. "
"Kitty cat, he's sitting! "
Sometimes all it takes to cheer a kid up is to give him new and exciting capabilities. Henry now loves to take pictures and already can turn the camera on and off. He's working on not getting a finger in front of the lens. What I find most interesting is the physical perspective - this is Henry's world, about 3 feet off the ground. The pictures also tell us that he can see dirt we don't see.
Here are some links:
Dave Watkins's Live Steam Page
This Lego robot (PDF) report by a 9th grader who will probably be a millionaire when he grows up. I was blown away by it, it is better than most adult work.
An excellent video Mindstorms NXT tutorial.