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Coding With Robots Workshop

Based on the BBC micro:bit and Maqueen robot

This is a beginner workshop that is designed to teach children the basics of coding and programming of robots. It is based on the micro:bit programming device developed by the BBC. The students will be given an introduction to the popular Microsoft MakeCode and Python programming languages.

Format

Primary: 2 x 2.5hrs
Secondary: 2 x 2.5hrs
(25 students per session)
Contact us for bigger events.

Age Group

Year 3 - Year 13
KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Get Creative with the microbit

Microbit
  • Code the LED display to show your name, smiley faces, flashlight sequences and more.
  • Code to use the accelerometer and thermometer sensors.
  • Code to build a compass

Code the Maqueen Robot

Maqueen-robot
  • Code to move the robot in patterns.
  • Code an obstacle avoiding robot.

Coding Programmes

  • - Primary and secondary school children will learn to use Microsoft Makecode.
  • - We can also deliver this workshop with MicroPython for more advanced learners.
MakeCode-microbit-programming
Micropython-programming

Meet Out Robots

Robots-made-for-education

Capabilities

  • Bluetooth control
  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Text-Speech communication
  • Object detection and tracking
  • Travel on outdoor terrain

Higher Learners

We also provide coding workshops to college and undergraduate university students. Read more here.


Typical Workshop Day


Testimonials

"Vidura visited our school with his ‘Coding with Robots’ workshop. The workshop was packed with scaffolded activities which lead the pupils through using code to control an LED display, incorporating sound, measuring the earth's gravitational field strength, and on to controlling a robot and obstacle avoidance. The workshop was very interactive and it provided our pupils with an insight into some of the applications of coding in the world today."

Georgia Wiseman, Carew Academy