Prior to Design Lab, I had put the 9V battery into all 5 of our MeeperBots. The screw was a little tricky so hopefully our rechargeable 9V batteries will have a long enough life that I don't need to do this frequently.
I put out the MeeperBots next to the legos and watched as our students started to check them out. Each student downloaded the MeeperBot app onto their iPad. Honestly I did nothing except show them how they could tell if they were connected. I need to rename the MeeperBots because students wanted to connect to specific colors.
Circumstances delayed this post.... the night I was planning to write this post, I lost one of my pet bunnies, Coco...
The power behind the MeeperBots tended to blow the lego construction off of the top of them but that didn't bother any of our students. I appreciated that our young and old students were drawn to them as well as it was gender neutral. I can't wait to see how more students respond as all 5 were quickly taken and used.