Build a robot at Exeter Phoenix 26/10/16

On Wednesday 26th October we ran our first workshop with Exeter Phoenix. The day was a chance for children to put together a kit of parts including motors, wheels and electronics and build a two wheeled robot. Once built we programmed the robots to move forwards and backwards in a straight line before adding a distance sensor then writing the code to stop the robot from bumping into things.

We had a fully attended day with a variety of ages and skills and all managed to have a working robot by the end of the day when we had a knockout race to see whose could travel the furthest without hitting something.

Some pictures from the day:





Some video of a robot travelling in a straight(ish) line:

Some feedback from twitter: