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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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Most amazing spreadsheet ever?

I’m researching good resources to explain to students how CPUs work.  I came across a book called “But How Do It Know? – The Basic Principles of Computers for Everyone”, which seems to cover the subject really well, with more … Continue reading

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Will it explode?

I’m planning a session entitled “computer autopsy” in which we will take apart various computers to see how they work. One device I’ve dismantled is my old Nook HD+ tablet. It still works fine, but it’s painfully slow to use. … Continue reading

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Summer School Roundup

So our summer school is now over.  I really enjoyed teaching the students.  They came back for the second week, so I think they enjoyed it too!  You can see all the photos in the gallery here. We started day … Continue reading

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Leader boards

I’ve now published the leader boards for the robot competition.  Students on the robotics courses undertake timed challenges to test their robots.  The results from the summer school are now posted here.  Some lessons learnt by the students: Bigger is … Continue reading

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