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March Robots: Technical Challenges are No Obstacle!

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This month’s robot builders were Leo and dad, Ben, and Raphael.  When you start out in software development and robotics you need to be prepared for challenges.  This weekend we had our fair share!  Power problems, WiFi problems and remote … Continue reading

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Google Voice Kit Experimentation Setup

I finally got some serious shed time today (first day this year!).  I put together the setup below: This takes the Google AIY Voice Kit out of its cardboard box.  I soldered pins onto the voice hat, which will allow … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics Challenge

This week I had the pleasure of judging the Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics Challenge. This event saw 12 schools compete in a freezing cold RAF Museum in Hendon to win a place at the finals at the Big Bang Fair in … Continue reading

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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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