Vol. 4 No. 2 (2022): Data and Information Science in Education

Thematic articles

Play and Learn: Introduction of Robotics to the Library

Published December 23, 2022
Dániel Molnár
Katona József Library of Bács-Kiskun County
, Erzsébet Dani
University of Debrecen
library robotics Lego presentation
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Molnár, D., & Dani, E. (2022). Play and Learn: Introduction of Robotics to the Library. Central European Journal of Educational Research, 4(2), 60–66. https://doi.org/10.37441/cejer/2022/4/2/11384

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Our library, the Katona József Library of Bács-Kiskun County, has recently started to introduce the basics of robotics, currently with LEGO Mindstorm kits. LEGO robots are programmed using a simple, graphical interface, making it easy for anyone to learn. Our main objective is to show the public that robotics is not just a thing of the future, but an important element of our time today. We see our work in this direction as a “first step”. Considering different possibilities and needs, two types of programmes on robotics have been developed. The shorter, one-hour session will present the way to robotics in the modern sense, through examples of cultural and technological history and current applications. This will be followed by a playful trial of three different robots on display. For those who want to learn more about robots, we offer a weekly “Library Robot Hour”, a club-like service where you can learn how to code robots and solve specific tasks, either with help or independently at your own pace.