Nintendo Labo feels like a slam dunk for educators. And now, thanks to a partnership with the non-profit Institute of Play, it’s actually going to happen.
Labo, for anyone who might not know, is a nifty Nintendo Switch product. It’s not so much a game as it is a building platform, with users following instructions as they fold included sheets of cardboard and combine them with string and plastic hardware (bolts, grommets, and the like).
Different kits yield different creations. The Variety Pack, for example, comes with the pieces needed to build a fishing pole game controller, a vehicle steering controller, a rudimentary piano, and a remote-controlled car. Once an item is built, you can then slot in Switch Joy-Con controllers — which are packed with a gyroscope and an infrared sensor — to make it interact with the Labo software. Read more…
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