In S.T.E.M club, we have been looking at the fascinating world of robotics! As part of the ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Challenge’, we have been provided with 2 programmable LEGO robots. The students need to programme their robot to perform a number of different tasks. These tasks vary from a speed and control challenge to a dance off!
We have 2 teams competing and they have to be able to work independently. The robots are able to perform many tasks and have many motors and arms that can be added or built. They also include ultrasonic, infrared and colour sensors so you can programme your robot to stop when it sees red.
This year’s competition is centred around climate change and cleaning up our environment. In particular, one very challenging aspect of this is that the robot must collect a piece of rubbish from one part of the map, bring it back and place it up the ramp into the recycling machine. This involves coordinating multiple motors and sensors to enable the robot to complete the challenges. Good luck, girls!