The Robotics Club is a lunchtime opportunity that explores the world of programming. We currently utilise the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kits which contain software and hardware that are used to create customisable, programmable robots. A computer chip controls the system using a set of sensors and motors. Lego pieces from the Technic line are used to create the mechanical systems. Using these kits, the students learn to construct and program a variety of robots with the aim of having them undertake a series of challenging tasks. Where there are large numbers of interested students, the participants rotate on a term-by-term basis to maximise participation.
Following a generous grant from Mobil Altona Refinery, we have recently purchased the new Lego WeDo 2.0 kits so that we can expand our robotics program to our Grade 2-4 students.
To learn more please see: http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms or https://education.lego.com/en-au/learn/elementary/wedo-2