On the 21st April, a group of Year 8 and 9 students from STEM club, were invited to take part in a regional heat for the 2022 Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics Challenge. It was held at Preston’s College iSTEM building and hosted by some amazing STEM ambassadors that were on hand to help and advise our students.
We have been working on the challenge for a number of months. There are many different tasks involved. The students have to build and programme a Lego robot to perform numerous challenges. These include a speed challenge, a ramp challenge and even a challenge following coloured lines to collect objects.
The students were amazing at rising to the occasion and programming the robot, even adapting the code when it didn’t quite work out. Check out the video of our robot on our twitter page!
Another big part of the day is the blind teamwork challenge. The students were challenged with creating the slowest marble run out of 4 paper plates, 4 paper cups, 1 roll of masking tape and 1 pair of scissors. Their design was innovative and well constructed. This lead to them winning this particular section and winning the trophy.
Sadly, on the day, we were not able to become overall winners, but had a great time and received some good feedback from the judges. The students showed incredible resilience and determination to complete the challenges set.
Great work, STEM Club!