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20160323 - Lego Robotics - An Introduction - 23 March 2016 - 11:30 - Stream 1

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Lego Robotics - An Introduction


Classifications: Enabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Fizzics Education


Presenter: Ben Newsome

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Date: 23 March 2016

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:30pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 22-Mar-16

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 2

Non-DEC Positions: 1

Price: $110 inc. GST per class of 30 students

KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 2,Stage 3,Stage 4,Stage 5,Parents,Teachers

KLA Year/s: Year 3,Year 4,Year 5,Year 6,Year 7,Year 8,Year 9,Year 10

Key Learning Area/s: Science,Science and Technology,Technology

KLA Topic/s:

KLA Keyword/s: Science, robotics, lego, computer


Event Overview: This engaging workshop offers students a chance to learn real time programming in a fun atmosphere.
Using laptops and the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots, students are asked to complete a variety tasks whilst learning about basic programming. The programming itself is based on Lego's easy understand computer program, whereby students intuitively use the simple 'drag and drop' icons to form their code. Students are guided step by step by experienced presenter on how to program their robot to perform precise movements as well as how to operate environmental sensors such as light and sound.

- Move the robot

- Operate sound, ultrasonic and light sensors

- Use loops and switches

This class is ideal for those schools which have the hardware but have not yet commenced using the equipment. During the video conference your class will need the following:

- 1 EV3 robot completely made with all sensors and motors

- 1 computer running Lego Mindstorms EV3 software attached to the video conferencing unit

- 1 interactive whiteboard turned on and setup to receive content from the video confernece (contact DART if unsure how to do this)

- Students seated in a "U" shape so that they call all see the robot moving. More than 1 robot in a video conference is unwieldy and not recommended.

It is highly recommended that you are familiar with toggling between preset camera angles and the presentation button on your video conference remote control. This workshop requires us to be able to view your monitor screen as you programme the robot. The class is open-ended, should you need to address specific programming challenges we can work through these during the conference.

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Digital Technologies

Explore and use a range of digital systems with peripheral devices for different purposes, and transmit different types of data (ACTDIK007)

Define simple problems, and describe and follow a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve them (ACTDIP010)

Explain how developed solutions and existing information systems meet common personal, school or community needs, and envisage new ways of using them (ACTDIP012)

Investigate how digital systems use whole numbers as a basis for representing all types of data (ACTDIK015)

Design, modify and follow simple algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repetition) (ACTDIP019)

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Additional Booking Instructions: On booking we will send out a .pdf file which will contain a confirmation of the time/date of the video conference.

The .pdf file is also a tax invoice which can be forwarded on to your school administration.

Further Information: Over 100 free science science experiments on the Fizzics Education website

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