Week four of robotics was a big week! This week was learning about how to use the colour sensor and using display blocks.
We started the lesson with attaching the colour sensor to the Lego mindstorm. The participants were very excited to build something new on to their robot. Next we discussed the different types of mode the colour sensor can view and what mode we will be using in the lesson.
The challenge for the lesson was to move in between different coloured lines and make them stop on a certain colour. The robot had to be coded to differentiate between black and yellow, so we started with coding the robot to ignore the black lines and continue until viewing a yellow line. The participants were very excited to see their robots go from one end of the room to the other and back again stopping when there was a yellow line.
Next we focused on display blocks. A display block is used to display an image or text. The second challenge of the day was to display “hello” on the robot and then display an image. Everyone had a great time choosing the image that they wanted to display.
Well done to everyone for having such a great lesson!
Only two more weeks until it is the Sumobot competition.
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.
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