Wednesday 11 March 2020

Week 7 and 8 - Practicing, Covers and T-Shirts...

Was a busy week last week, so this is a combined post for the last 2 weeks...

2nd March

Planning for the cover progressed. Though it was deceided to try a more hands on solution to 3D printing.

T-Shirt designs started. 

We started to practice more of the events.

Most people first drove the robot depending on what they’re doing in the competition and then we split up into cover team and shirt team for the design of the robots stuff
Yeastarday we practiced driving the robot and started to design the tops.
we drove a robot and pracised, mr hughes developed the design on the robot covet and a few people (including me!) designed the t-shirts!
Yesterday we practiced driving the robot on flat wooden surfaces and started designing the t-shirts. We also decided we were going to use papier mache for our robot's cover.
Today we practiced driving the robot, started designing the T-shirt and decided to make the cover design with papier-mâché.
today we practised doing our events for example mine was Zombie apocalypse, shoot the undead where you shoot balls at "zombies". we also started designing thet-shirts
Thomas Today we practised with the robot and decided on our many things and finalised the design of the robot. A few people also designed the t shirts

9th March

More practing this week, but we where missing many members of the team. Mr Hughes spent a long time fixing one of the robots.

The finalised design for the t-shirt we will start them next week.

The cover is still to be started. Time is running out!

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Week 6 - Driving and Cover Design.

Today more work on the design happened. We are investigating 3D printing a cover. We started to practice some of the events. 

Marlo  today we practiced more driving of the robot, spoke about the events and finished the design of the Pinamite on tinkercad.
Charlotte today we were put into groups and one finishing the robot design the other practising driving the robot.
Ruben today we got the tinkercad project ready for printing and the other group drove the robot around.
Ivy Today we practised driving the robot for the competition and talked about the different events. The other group finished the robot design for the Pinamites
Thomas Today half of the club practiced with the robot and the other half designed the template for the cover on the robot.
Elisa we drove a robot and we saw and talked about a few of the events

Monday 10 February 2020

Week 5 - Names, Designs and Driving

This week we voted on the design and team name...

After a close competition we are now called Pinamite! 

Here are some of our designs...


After a vote on all the different design ideas and, to keep with the theme of Disaster Area, we will using a design of an exploding raspberry. 

Starting to practice.

Design team finalising the look.

Practicing for th eco-disaster challange.

Charlotte - Today we voted for the design and name for our robot, then we got split into 2 groups, one designing and working on the robot, the other practiced driving the robot around the room.

Marlo - first, were voted on the team name and robot design, and then we split into groups: improving the design and driving. :) ^_^

Molly - We voted on the design name and look: Pinamite and the split up into two groups, designers and drivers..

Monday 3 February 2020

Week 4 - Designs and Building robots....

This week....

Charlotte - Today, we re assembled the robot and began to try to drive it.

Marcus - Today, we disassembled the robot and then put it back together again and also started learning how to drive it.

Molly - We built a robot using instructions and also got to control it with a controller thingy! My group made an obstacle course for it to drive through using pens and chairs and foam swords and axes.

Week 3 - More python and adding keyboards.

Today we....

Tianyou  - today we messed around with some code, explaining what all of the bits meant and what the program did.
Ruben - We also ran a program to list the devices.

Our team this year!

Monday 27 January 2020

Week 2 - Investigating python

We once again worked on getting motors moving using python. Some worked some didn't.

Sunday 19 January 2020

A New Year and a New Club - Week 1

Last week we had the first meeting of this years Robotics Club.

What did we get up to?

Today we all made motors and wrote the code for them. We used Raspberry Pi’s and python.

Today we used wires, a raspberry pi and motor to make the motor move through python coding script. We also got a bit of an explanation on the competition.

Today we were making a motor spin, using a raspberry pi and wires and powering it with a algorithm in a computer language called python. We also talked a bit about the competition and the theme ( disaster zone ), we also talked a tiny bit about what our robot would look like.