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Here in ActivePuzzle we love to learn by playing (honestly, who doesn't?), and this is why we invented the ActivePuzzle game, active puzzle pieces which form robots. We are scientists and engineers who happened to be educators. For a long time we were seeking a language to express exciting ideas. We believe we found it.

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ActivePuzzle - No Processing Unit?

Updated: Feb 1, 2019

ActivePuzzle robots work with no central processing unit, in a system called Braitenberg Vehicle or BEAM robotics: sensors send their input to neighbor pieces, and this signal spreads along the robot.

When the signal reaches actuators (e.g. motor, light, buzzer) it activates it with the signal value (analog). This mechanism is also called Sense-Act. You customize the robot by building combinations of Sense-Acts and their relative direction.