Meilee’s Meccanoid Robot

Meilee asked Santa for a Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot. It was not inexpensive, but when your Hello Kitty-loving, math-averse daughter asks for a programmable robot construction kit, it’s hard to say no. We try our best to bust gender stereotypes in our home, encouraging both kids to enjoy a range of activities and toys. Still, there is a blue-pink divide that persists. I did internal cartwheels when Meilee started talking about this robot. The construction required so much focus and I was heartened to see a project capture Meilee’s attention so deeply.

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Pure joy.
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Meilee started construction on Christmas Day and completed the first build a couple of days after that.
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There were robot parts all over the living room floor.
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Meilee watched several videos to help her with the construction.
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The look of satisfaction and joy.

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Doing “kung fu” with the robot.
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Dancing with Robot.
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Tinkering with Robot’s arm. There would be much tinkering over the holiday break, because parts would come loose or she’d realize she installed a piece incorrectly.
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