Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we dedicated the entire episode to talk about Nintendo’s new product: Labo. No, not Gabo, that character from The Simpsons. So what is it? Well, it’s gaming and construction toy platform to be used with the Switch, which will be released in April later this year. The platform uses kits that include cardboard cut-outs and other materials that are to be assembled in combination with the Nintendo Switch console display and Joy-Con controllers to create “Toy-Cons” that can interact with game software and vice versa. Nintendo designed them as a way to teach principles of engineering and physics, and Michael and I talked about the practical uses for this in the classroom. We think it’s going to be a big hit in education.
Present: Michael Norton, Alex Knight
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Download: Episode 121: Everything Is Cardboard