Author Archives: Llewelyn Fernandes

February robotics sessions

Over 7 consecutive days, 8 students arrived for the Robotics Half Term Week and Robotics Weekend.  We had: a new slowest robot, the two tiniest robots ever with their ingenious vertical battery design, a couple of colourful, spray-painted specimens, a … Continue reading

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Turing House CoderDojo

On Feb 3rd I took a few robot arms along to the Turing House CoderDojo in Teddington.  There were 66 children undertaking a variety of programming activities.  My table of 4 students soon got their robots picking up lego figures … Continue reading

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Records old, records new, robots borrowed, robots, er, pink

Here are the latest students from my Introduction to Robotics course. Unfortunately, due to a still unexplained electronic failure, Joe’s robot didn’t make it to the competition.  Ali made a kind offer, which I think he now regrets, to lend … Continue reading

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Ham CoderDojo

I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Ham CoderDojo, which took place last weekend at Kingston University.  Peter Wolf and the team have done an amazing job building this monthly event up over the past 3 years.  Eighty-seven (yes … Continue reading

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Our latest students

Three students, with 3 different objectives, but no Python programming experience, built and programmed their robots in our November robot weekend.  Callum is looking to study robotics at university, David came just for fun, and Helene came to learn so … Continue reading

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More Robots – Records Smashed!!

Our Robot Half Term week saw records tumble.  Not only did we have our two youngest students ever (aged 11), but the records for the obstacle course and the line following course were both broken due to a combination of … Continue reading

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Robot Weekend

We’ve just finished our robot weekend.  Four students came, robots were designed, wood was cut, numbers were crunched, formulae were derived, algorithms were tweaked, code was written, and two working robots emerged, ready for combat.  Congratulations to Charlie, Alan, Jozef … Continue reading

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