Valentine’s Day and the month of February tend to be focused on the present moment. A short-term sugar rush from too much chocolate. Roses that don’t last more than a day. A current crush. At Ozobot, we’ve got a different kind of crush: on creativity. We can’t get enough of the ways artists and creators of all ages create with our robots.
We believe tech skills alone don’t spur big ideas—creative visions do. That’s why education needs to span science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). Whether you see yourself as a future artist or astronaut, our goal is to kick start your creativity and coding skills, with playtime that strengthens your whole mind. Here are some ways we’re doing just that, and reclaiming February for future possibilities.
Ozobot x Crafterina
OzoBlog writer Heather Myers touched base with ballerina, artist, and author Vanessa Salgado. Vanessa wrote the children’s book Crafterina, and shared her unique take on STEAM with us:
I often describe learning in dance as ‘tinkering with your whole body. … Although an internal investigation, it is done with careful instructions, years of dedicated practice, and constant problem solving. The human body is ever evolving! It is like learning to code in your own body!
Insert all the heart emojis here. Check out the full interview with Vanessa here, and get an Ozobot x Crafterina activity as a free download!
Family Day at the ICA LA
Want to be an Ozobot artist like Vanessa? This Saturday afternoon we’re collaborating with L.A.’s Institute of Contemporary Art to bring you an Ozobot workshop. In the workshop, you’ll discover our Color Codes, a screen-free, super creative way to code Evo and Bit. We’ll supply the markers, paper, and bots. You just need to bring your imagination.
ICA LA Family Day: Ozobots
Saturday, February 10