I’ve just had a great time exploring Robo Wunderkind and writing a review for Tech Age Kids, check it out!
Just wanted you all to see these, some more fabulous projects by my fabulous Year 6s, entirely planned, designed, built, wired and coded by them!
This just in!!!
SO! The first of the current Year 6 primary computing projects is complete…
Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you the Silent Alarm Scanner Bot (name to be confirmed…). As you can see, this is a plain and simple little robot that has been packed with 2 LEDs, a distance sensor, a motor and of course a Crumble micro-controller.
However, what it lacks in paint and decoration, it makes up for in functionality; this little bot slowly rotates, scanning the immediate environment. When its sensor detects something nearby, it stops rotating and ‘points’ straight at the object, while flashing it’s blue and red lights.
Simple, yet very effective. Designed, built and programmed by two eleven year olds. Remarkable!
Today I received an email from someone who shadowed me teaching for a day:
“It was amazing to see how inspired you are in teaching your subjects and have really motivated and encouraged me to pursue a career in teaching. It was a pleasure to watch you teach and how you engage with your pupils.”
Really humbled by this, it’s such a great feeling to know you’ve had a positive impact!
Primary Computing Rocks! Really enjoying creating circuits with my Year 6 class using Redfern’s Crumble micro-controller… today we managed to use a distance sensor to control LEDs, servos and motors, ready to start building robots next week!