Silicon Valley awaits latest Lego kit

2013-08-18 22:45
This photo shows 'Reptar', a robotic snake that is one of 17 possible creations available in the new, Lego Mindstorms EV3 platform. (Lego, AP)

This photo shows 'Reptar', a robotic snake that is one of 17 possible creations available in the new, Lego Mindstorms EV3 platform. (Lego, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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

Many of them were drawn to tech by the flagship sets that came on the market in 1998, allowing them to build their first robots.

Now, 15 years later, those robot geeks are entrepreneurs and inventors, and the colourful plastic bricks have an outsized influence in their lives.

Techies tinker at Lego play stations in workplaces. Engineers mentor competitive Lego League teams.

Designers use them to mock up larger projects ideas. And executives stand Lego creations on their desks alongside family photos.

The new Mindstorms kits, on sale 1 September, are simpler for the younger set and more versatile for sophisticated users than two earlier versions.

Read more on:    us  |  technology

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.