DFT students are making friends with "Meccanoid", a programmable robot from Meccano in partnership with Erector. While a new robot comes ready to assemble, this particular robot was rescued from Goodwill by Mrs. Baker and reassembled and repaired by our friends at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville ISD. Mr. Mallon's robotics students repaired the robot as a class project and returned it, fully functioning, for our students to learn to program. The robot has voice recognition and responds to pre-programmed commands as well as new programs. Meccanoid is helping our students learn about exciting new ways to code!