Spindle Point’s Yr2s meet Milo, using Lego WeDo2

A great way to finish the term with a trip which involves Lego! The focus for the day was to use Lego WeDo2 to build a range of mini robots each having a particular learning focus, such as how to program the motor ,speed,  distant sensor. We then built Milo and programmed him to go for a particular distance and then reverse.

In the afternoon, our challenge was to build a moon base buggy that we then programmed to move objects.

A quote from one of the pupils… ” the best trip ever!”

Highlights from our latest education computer science trip.

STOC @SCIT – Computer Science Days

This we had week saw the two year6 classes visit for their annual Computer Science trip.

Using Lego Mindstorm they worked in groups to build their robot. Once it was built we discussed how detailed programming needs to be because if steps are missed out, it just won’t work! We looked at when programming the motors in at different speeds will effect how the robot moves.

The Table Challenge:

  • Using the colour sensor to sense a black line, reserve slight and change direction.
  • Using the Ultra Sonic Sensor, to detect an object using a great than / equals to command.
  • Using the Touch Sensor – use this sensor to start the robot.

Below can see the days highlights, through the building process and then at the challenge table.

Let’s get ready to program

Another fab end to a busy week , Oxford Groves yr6s visited us for a day of using Lego Mindstorm we worked in groups to build our robot, building the robot took most of the morning as it was rather tricky!

Once it was built we discussed how detailed programming needs to be because if steps are missed out, it just won’t work! We looked at when programming the motors in at different speeds will effect how the robot moves.

The Table Challenge:

  • Using the colour sensor to sense a black line, reserve slight and change direction.

In our photos you can see us through the building process and then at the challenge table.