TechMate Enjoys Robots

This term our TechMates enjoyed an evening of playing, discovering and exploring the capabilities of our robots we use with our girls. TechMates is an evening where the girls invite a significant male in their lives to join them in an evening of fun with or without technology.

The evening began by dancing with Alpha. Then everyone moved around the area trying out different robots and activities set for them, for example: bursting a balloon and locating treasure on a map with Bee Bot, drawing with Blue Bot, programming Pro Bot to navigate a roadway, have fun with Dash programming whatever the instructions around the maze asked, use Sphero to do long jump into a pit, carry out Sumo wrestling and navigate a maze. TechMates thoroughly enjoyed programming EV3 and flying drones for a rescue mission.

The last challenge was to build a robot which could be powered by Sphero to race around a race- track! So much laughter and squealing 😊

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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!