This term our participants are looking at electricity, circuits and Makey Makey’s.
Starting out small we are learning the basics of circuits and working up to making our own Makey Makey musical instrument.
This week, we learnt the basics of wiring a circuit by making our own game controllers from copper tape, wire, cardboard and a load of imagination.
This term we are taking a leaf from Robocup Junior Rescue and our partcipants are rescuing people from a deadly toxic spill!
Their robot must be able to autonously make its way along a maze it has never navigated before, navigate obstacles, bridges, intersections and finally locate the victim and get him out of the dealy spill.
Our participants are learning new coding skills, like two sensor line following, PID, casewhere programming and myblocks.
Let’s hope they make it in time!
With week three of Coding and robotics under way, it was time to start on the tricky coding.
In group One of Robotics, we started off Robotics by learning how to code a robot to turn. It was the challenge of the lesson to get the robot to move in a square. The participants started out learning how to read their Robots true turning range instead on the standard 90 degrees, 180 degrees etc. Every robot will have a slightly different turning circle and it was the challenge of finding that degree of movement that would successfully make the robot move around the square.
In group Two of Robotics, participants learnt how to attach an arm to their robot and code it to pick up a cup. This was a difficult challenge (well we thought it was), but it was completed with ease.
Code Club this week continued with Scratch, with participants furthering their coding skills by making their own paint program.
Week two of Code and Robotics saw participants practice learning Scratch in Code Club and learning how to get the Lego mindstorm Ev3 robot to go from one line to another.
Participants in Code Club practiced their Scratch coding skills by coding a boat race game. Participants needed to create a background for their game, choose a boat avatar which they then coded and finally creating a separate costume for when their boat hit an obstacle. Everyone was very excited to create a game and worked very hard to complete their game. Well done to the participants for a great lesson.
Robotics week one was all about assembling a Lego Mindstom Ev3 robot and in week 2, participants finished building their robots and learned how to code their robot to go forward and backwards.
Welcome to Code Redlands
Code Redlands is a coding and robotics program dedicated to creating a an environment where we can explore, learn and create. With Digital Literacy a new focus for the future, we want to augment digital literacy skills by offering space, technology, and facilitators. We hope to equip the next generations of Queenslanders with STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) skills to find their own place in an increasingly digital world.
Redland Libraries offer School Holiday Activities throughout the year for children aged 8 and above.