In Code Club this week participants learnt to code or drive a Sphero (robotic ball) through a maze. The participants started the lesson with learning how to code their Sphero and then participants could either code or drive their Sphero through a maze that was set up by the presenters. The participants found this both difficult and incredibly fun.
This week in robotics, it was time for the participants to learn how to code their robot to follow a line. It may seem simple to us, but the robot can’t “see” how a human does. It sees by comparing colours, touches, and distance to see or feel the environment and then act on the code it has been given. For example, if the robot was to follow a black line on a white background, the robot has to use its colour sensor to detect the two colours, move forward and make a decision of “if I see white, turn left” or “if I see black, go right”, essentially moving forward doing a zig-zag on the floor. The participants were definitely up to the challenge.
Well done again participants for rising to the challenges that we set each week and succeeding.
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.