Another day, another robot built! We started Term One of Robotics Club with the participant building their very own Robot using a Lego Mindstorm kit. Over the duration of the term, they will add to it, start coding it and troubleshoot it. The robots that will be built will definitely be put to the test!
Watch this space for more pictures and videos of the adventures of Robotics Club.
As another term of Code Club commences, the excitement of “what are we doing this term” builds. And I mean build in the literal sense. The first session of Code Club at Capalaba Library involved participants building a maze and character out of Lego, and then write down the steps of moving that character through to the end of the maze. The mazes that were built ranged from the most basic of mazes to ones with lava traps and teleportation devices.
This activity gave participants an introduction to Pseudocode which is a generic way of depicting algorithms without use of any specific programming language-related notations. It is important for participants to write down the coding steps because it gets them thinking about what each individual steps ARE actually needed in solving the maze whilst practicing their writing skills.
Coding is about trial and error, problem solving skills and a lot of creativity and the next seven weeks of Code Club will definitely test even the budding coding genius.
Welcome to Code Redlands
Code Redlands is a STEAM 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.