It was a busy day for four of our Y6 students on Sunday. In fact they were representing our after-school Robotics Club at this annual Lions Club event and were tasked with running several robotics demonstrations.
Their main item on show comprised running a Lego Mindstorms table-top robot, programmed by themselves over several club sessions, to tackle a number of missions in succession.
Along with this demonstration, the students also ran a robotic Rubiks Cube solver, a mini Segway (two-wheeled self-balancing) robot, and a much larger autonomous and remote controlled robot. Some visiting children were also given the opportunity to remote-control the larger robot after being given some training by our students.
A steady flow of visitors through the day witnessed these activities and our students fielded many questions on programming and the operating principles of the robots. Several visitors commented on how impressed they were by the knowledge and ability of our students, and also in their self-confidence and clear explanations.
Did you miss this event? Then watch out for us again next year!