The Challenge - preparing Primary School aged children for Secondary School: The national schools curriculum at Key Stage 2 for Computer Science and Design Technology continually evolves. The resource in this area for teachers is vast, ever changing and complex. Lesson preparation, particularly for computer studies can be challenging. One thing teachers don't have [...]
... have a Bottle Bash Challenge! The controls for these robots were programmed by the children. Great work, and excellent control! coms4kids has adapted this excellent STEM learning robot to include a robotic arm. It has two extra DC motors for the kids to program and they need to program controls to [...]
Robot football at the coms4kids new robotics club After intuitively programming their robots, the kids then fixed flags and set to having an awesome robot football match! We had no idea who won, but who cared.. it was so much fun!! Next week we will programming sensors for light, sound, gyroscopic motion and much more. [...]
I think we need a bigger box! Robotic kits for the exciting new club starting in schools in Surrey after the Easter break. Each kit makes three robots. We haven't even added in the trays, robotic arms or instruction booklets yet. Yes, definitely need a bigger box!
Apple launch coding camps for kids in shops Sometimes tech giants are seen as the bad guys controlling the masses. Companies are made up of people, and sometimes those folk come up with some good community based or educational ideas that aren't bad at all. Apple just launched their coding camps for kids in [...]
There are some amazing and fun robotics kits out there (some are a little expensive). One of the main resources for after school clubs and secondary school robotics projects has been Lego Mindstorms. However, there are a few new kids on the block not least this fab introduction which has been properly crowd funded: Ziro, the [...]