April 2, 2014

Robotics Showcase

Fourteen of our 4th and 5th graders joined our Robotics Club at the start of the year, only to soon realize that while robots are cool, they are hard work. They started out by building basic robots. From there, they had to learn how to program them. After all, they only do what you tell them to do. They learned how to use the touch sensor, the light sensor, the ultra sonic sensor and the sound sensor. Each of these sensors gather a form of data. Based on the information gathered, the robots perform a task based upon what the students programmed/told their robots to do. They soon learned how to string a series of commands together to have their robots perform multiple tasks. After a few months of hard work and learning how to program, they were up for the final challenge. Students were tasked with the goal of building a maze and programming their robot to complete the maze using a minimum of three sensors. Programming was by far the most challenging, as it required a lot of trial and error. We are excited to say that all robots made it to the finish line! Students invited the community to join them in celebrating their success! Mrs. Carrera and Mrs. Stockton, the Robotics Club Sponsors, are proud all of the students' hard work and not giving up when it became challenging! 

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