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Dozens of school-age kids gathered at the Tech Museum in downtown San Jose on Saturday for a day of hacking. Armed with laptop computers, the youngsters hunkered down around tables, and in bean-bag chairs on the floor, to learn from a team of veteran hackers, most of them young engineers at Silicon Valley startups.

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Excellent Lego Robotic Arm

The GBC (or Great Ball Contraption) has always been a favorite of mine. It’s something I helped start, and has been embraced the world over. Recently there’s been a new series of videos by YouTube user akiyuki showing some amazing mechanical solutions, but one just popped up that shows a robotic arm (driven by an NXT) that is simply amazing to watch: