We are nothing if not a science-museum-going family. We could have saved hundreds of dollars if we’d simply joined a science museum years ago and taken advanatage of reciprocal admittance policies, but we’re not that organized.  In Florida last week our favourite museum was GWIZ in Sarasota, and our favourite part of GWIZ was the 90 minute introduction to robotics with LEGO Mindstorms, the end result of which was this:

This was my first experience with Mindstorms, and I found it all frightfully simpl, as did my mother and Oliver, my lab partners.

GWIZ is remarkable for something else as well: it has a well-outfitted FabLab that’s open to the community. Almost makes wintering in Sarasota seem like an attractive possibility.