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A teaching experiment

Today in the robotics class I wanted to try an experiment. We have covered lots of stuff over the past few months, but not so much programming. In these next few weeks we will be concentrating on programming until we get some sweet kits, more news on that later. 

I have been trying to think up cool and interesting ways that the kids can learn programming whilst getting their hands dirty. It's hard to install software on the school computers so we don't have the IDE up and running yet, but I'm working with the IT admin on that. 

Robot kits in education

As some of you may know I have been teaching high school kids robotics (well so far programming) for several weeks now, seen here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/36394.

Teaching school kids basic programming and electronics

UPDATE: 19/10/2013

Sorry no updates for a long time. I find that whilst trying to organize lessons and actually doing them I don't find much time to record or take pictures.

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Gearing Up, FIRST robotics challenge

Found this while searching for documentaries about robots;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vytVIv-Rbx4 Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go7GW7ef2U4 Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPgXdktfiFc Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RocQrZ3pZXk Part 4

 

It's about the FIRST robotics competition, quite interesting.

Unofficial Propeller Expos for 2010

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Free Food and Robotic toys!!! Yaaa!!!

Edge lit zodiac display.

The school I work for runs extra Summer School classes over the summer break here in Japan and all the teachers are given some certain amount of freedom in how they teach the curriculum. Everyone is encouraged to make displays, signs, games etc. Basically let your inner child out and make some cool stuff :)

Part of what I have to teach is the western zodiac. The section in the kids textbook was really lame and everyone knows LEDs make things 100x better so this is what I have come up with... the LED-edge-lit-zodiac-star-sign-display!!

Heres the basic plan:

NEETS MODS

This is a eletrionic manual from the navy. Feal free to ask questions and i will do my best to answer them.