This week’s item of the week is cubelets! Cubelets are a fast, easy, and hands-on way to introduce students to programming. Each block has a specific function, and by putting the blocks together, you can create a fully functional robot. By choosing different blocks and combining them in different orders, you alter the robot and its function. The number of combinations and robots you can build are nearly endless! Cubelets are a great way to introduce elementary age students to programming and robotics, while engaging students in computational thinking. Cubelets are advance enough to challenge high school students, too! The robot in the image below senses how close an object is and moves in response to that object. It also senses the brightness of a room and increases the intensity of its flashlight block in response.