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Creative Coding

Program a dancing robot

Get your class programming together to complete challenges and create a robot disco in this hands-on interactive workshop. Students will use programming language Scratch to program their own Marty the Robot to follow commands and navigate its way around our obstacle course. As they explore programming students will develop their logic and problem solving skills all with a little help from our humanoid robots. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe what a robot is and why they are useful
  • Create basic computer programs for robots to perform simple tasks
  • Troubleshoot basic computer programs to identify why a robot is not performing as expected
  • Recall how different sensors can be used to control a robot’s movement
  • Explain the concept of a ‘loop’ when referring to a computer program
  • Explain the concept of ‘if-then’ statements when referring to a computer program

CfE links: Computing Science