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Robotics

Robotics allows pupils to understand the basics of programming and see what their code actually does when they program our state of the art Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. They will use a wide range of input devices and will be given ever increasing challenges to become an expert roboteer! Or how about taking part in our Micro:Bit Buggy Challenge? 

What we Offer

 

This session lets you unleash a world of walking, talking and thinking robots that do anything you can imagine. Take your robotics skills to the next level by completing a series of challenging missions using the intuitive icon-based coding system to build and program your robot.

Design, print, etch, build and program your buggy to compete against other schools across the region. The National Computing Curriculum was rewritten to enable children to achieve challenges like this!

DESIGN, PRINT AND ETCH
Pupils will be asked to create various designs for the wheels and covering shell for a buggy using free 3D software. The school can then decide on their best designs and send them to us at the Centre and we will 3D print the designs.

BUILD
We will provide you with the necessary components to create your buggy including battery holder, Micro:bit, the motor driver board and motors.

 

PROGRAM
The Micro:bit is coded via a free online editor and pupils will create code to control their buggy in order for the buggy to drive around a variety of obstacle courses. As each vehicle will have different wheels and shell pupils will have to calibrate their code to ensure it can be controlled around the various obstacle courses. The code is easily transferred to the buggy with the provided micro USB cable.