A fun team activity to demonstrate the complexities of programming robots.
To discuss or book this or any of our other workshops, please contact Tally Roberts.
We provide a delivery officer, blindfolds, easy to remove floor tape and/or carpet tiles.
A large open floor space.
Writing materials for the teams (scrap paper and pencils are adequate).
This activity takes between 20 and 30 minutes.
The differing levels of complexity allow us to cater this towards students aged between 8 and 18.
For those aged 4-8, we instead offer a "Simon Says..." style alternative we call "Programming Says...".
This activity forms a great introduction for a range of different programming activities.
We are willing to support these challenges remotely if you can provide the materials needed and a large screen or projector connected to Teams via webcam and microphone.
Please contact us to discuss the logistics of virtual delivery for our range of challenges.
The basis of this challenge is to navigate a route, while blindfolded, using a set of instructions written by your team.
Complexity can be increased with the inclusion of additional restrictions such as requiring more explicit instructions, not involving the 'robot' in the programming discussion, using non-spoken instructions, and having a different team read out the instructions.
Aeron have had a brilliant time learning all about robotics with @AberOutreach from @Prifysgol_Aber 🤖 they've been discussing what makes a robot, the 5 senses, programming themselves and scratch coding! #STEM #EnterprisingAndCreative #AmbitiousAndCapable #SkinDeepTopic pic.twitter.com/AsSGo5qzq8— St Padarn's RC Primary School (@stpadarnsrcp) October 12, 2022
Dosbarth Ystwyth also had a visit from @AberOutreach @Prifysgol_Aber last week to teach us about robotics. At the end of the session we all got to pretend we were robots and we were “programmed” by our classmates! Diolch i Tally am sesiwn wych! #STEM #AmbitiousAndCapable pic.twitter.com/14Ur0VKSnM— St Padarn's RC Primary School (@stpadarnsrcp) October 17, 2022