Robotics this week at Capalaba was all about learning how to use the robot’s colour sensor and adding display text to the robot. We started off explaining to the participants the difference between all the sensors that can be added to the robot e.g. touch sensor, gyro sensor, ultrasonic sensor etc. We focused on the colour sensor and using it to differentiate between different colours, then using those different colours to guide what our robot does.
After the participants added the colour sensor to their robot, it was their task to drive between two lines that were taped to the floor: a black line and blue line, and stop after reaching the blue line. Once they completed the task (with ease), it was time to move on to learning how to use display blocks on their robot.
The display block function on the robot can be used for many different things such as displaying a picture at the end of the code, or the robot can display words on the Lego eV3 screen. This text display is what we focused on in the second half of the lesson. The participants started with learning how to use the display box and what it can display, then it was their task to get their robot coded so that it would display two rows of words, at the same time for 3 seconds. Like every task that we have set for the participants, they nailed it.
Next week, in Robotics, we will be focusing on how to code the robots to follow a line.
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.