My son is 5, Mindstorms are too complicated to investigate but… By hacking a wire straight to a battery, it’s easy to explain to him how to apply power to a motor. No indirection from the programming or the brick, simply energy applied to motors.
We just got the test results from the well, we can drink it 🙂 This is huge for us. No more bottled water, almost a year in.
Having a well is amazing and we are becoming quickly dependent on it. We use a lot more water because it’s easier to get. Watering the garden, longer showers, laundry, anything goes now 🙂
Surprisingly efficient way to do laundry, and so much better than wasting time and money at the laundromat
When we had just moved in, I noted there were 3 things our household didn’t support: potable water, laundry and reliance on gas to power tools. The well allowed us to eliminate 2 of the 3, with the 3rd one still unlikely to go away anytime soon.