Primary Students Tackle Robotics

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Primary Students Tackle Robotics

Our Year 5 students in 5Mc have been excited by the new developments in Design & Technology this year as they have been involved in building, modifying and programming their own robots.

Students have been working in pairs to build their robots using Lego NXT Robotic kits. After spending time completing their robots they then needed to master the skills of programming using a variety of different sensors. Students were able to programme a robot to respond to light, colour, noise and distance.

Many students successfully programmed a robot to drive forwards, stop an exact distance away from a ball, check to see the colour of the ball, and then hit it if the ball was blue in colour and leave it alone and reverse away if the ball was red.  The students in 5Mu are looking forward to their opportunity in Semester 2.