It turns out that the school’s Activities Week was just a bit too active to leave any time or energy for blogging (*). So I shall close the blog by saying thank you and well done to the wroboteers: Thanos, Ultron, Hulk, Valkyrie, Spiderman, Agent Carter, Captain America, Ace, and Hobgoblin. Also thanks to ourContinue reading “Thank You”
So, the blogging part of the competition continues for another week. Students are all busy doing other things so it will just be me. I will perhaps post some of the technical details that did not make it in to the Technical and Artistic Merit video due to time constraints. So, lets start with ourContinue reading “Another week of blogging!”
The blog has been silent for a while as the students and I have had to focus on the engineering; just not enough time to blog. We have now filmed our robot attempting the challenges and submitted the challenge videos by the deadline (5 minutes to spare!). Well done to everyone who has contributed toContinue reading “Alive”
Today we had an idea’s generation session for the “DIY” course design – to be made of stuff found around the school As per the rule, everything gets written down even if a mad idea! Please add any more ideas to the comments. Here is the list so far: Building materials: Students (too big!) TeachersContinue reading “Ideas”
Thanos ran 5 tests, altering one factor each test. Mostly this was the time the catapult motor ran (“sleep time”) in the results table below but on the final run he added padding to absorb the kinetic energy of the balls to stop them bouncing out of the “fish tank”. Success on this 5th testContinue reading “Catapult success”
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