We have just had delivery of our new “teaching aids” – four sets of the Lego Mindstorms Nxt 2.0.
The idea is to invite primary and secondary classes to the CLC to build and program the robots, which fits in particular with the control aspects of the curriculum. The robots come with a number of sensors, from colour to gyroscopic sensors, and the students will program them to react to their surroundings.
We were initially drawn in by the Renewable Energy Add-on set, complete with wind turbine and solar panels, to use in our soon to be completed ourdoor play area. Sadly this isn’t available until later in the year.
If you are one of our partnership schools and interested in trying out the Mindstorms kits, please let us know.
Here is a stop-motion animation of one of the robots being built – thanks to Andrew, our technician, for the construction and animation work!