Our founder and CEO, Laura Hart, studied and worked with the late Dr. Seymour Papert, co-founder of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT. Papert developed the programming language LOGO, the precursor to Scratch, a language we teach and that has 9 million users. He also developed LEGO Robotics. Through Robofun, she shares the 30 years worth of knowledge learned from Dr. Seymour Papert in to inspire and teach a new generation of makers.
We believe that we learn the most when we are having fun and can create something that is personally meaningful. Some people call this “hard fun.” It might be challenging, but it is so interesting that we keep at it until we progress. We believe that good teaching allows students to progress at their own rate, providing each student with the type of support and encouragement that is most suited to his/her type of learning and doing. Our philosophy is based on constructionism. We often learn best by building and making and by having exciting materials and tools with which to work. We ignite kids’ desire to explore, solve problems, and learn. We invent, build, and have fun with cool technologies.