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Furry Robots, Foldable Cars and More Innovations from MIT's Media Lab


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Scratch is a visual computer programming language that was built to help children create their own interactive media, interactive stories and animations. By dragging and connecting graphical blocks, kids can create all sorts of interactive media without having to learn a coding language.

According to Mitchel Resnick, Director of the Lifelong Kindergarden Group at the Media Lab, nearly two million projects have been created and shared by kids all over the world since 2007. Resnick says the goal is to help kids "think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively."

Read more from MIT's Media Lab.