SWICN Computer Clubhouse Lego Robot Challenges

SWICN Computer Clubhouse Lego Robot Challenges

The Robot is made, and it’s course is set. Members of the Computer Clubhouse are preparing to program the finished Robot so that it can take on a variety of challenges. It will have to score goals, pick up objects, and carry out other tasks. It’s obstacle course has been built, and the members are getting ready for the First Lego League competition in Galway. There will be judges who will be awarding points and penalties based on how many tasks their Robot is and isn’t able to complete.
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Advanced Makers Week 3 Modular Synthesizer Project

Advanced Makers Week 3 Modular Synthesizer Project

After a week off for the “Get Your Spook On” Halloween party, the Advanced Makers are back at it again. This week they are continuing their work on the modular synthesizer by making the sequencer for the board. They use solder to attach LEDs to the decade counter, the device that counts one to eight and keeps the pace for the sequencer. Along with the sound, The LEDs flash each time the sound is emitted from the specific node. Once the sequencer is finished, everything will be connected with guitar leads and will be ready to go on the board. Things are coming together nicely and everyone is looking forward to playing with the synthesizer when it is finished. Below are some pictures of the young people working on the decade counter as well as the counter itself. Enjoy!

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Make It! Break It! – Lego Faces

Make It! Break It! – Lego Faces

“First when we came into Make It! Break It! we had a talk about what we were going to make that day. Then we got split into groups, I was with Nadia & Natalia. Angel & Bianca were together and the other Natalia was with Priscilla. After we were in groups, we started to make Lego Faces. First we needed to get the lego pieces and then we assembled it. At the end we connected NXT driver to the Lego Face. We put on wheels and got to watch it move! My favourite part of todays project was working in teams, putting together the pieces and wheels and watching it move! I would like to try this again with more robots!”

– Rachel, Age 9

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Kids and the Beanstalk

Kids and the Beanstalk

The members of the clubhouse are building a greenhouse for a competition ran by Eco-Unesco. The name of our team is “Kids and The Beanstalk.” Over the last few weeks the young people have been busy creating a logo for their team name and project. They have been working hard on deciding which plants to incorporate in their greenhouse, the layout of the greenhouse, the prices of the plants and where to purchase them. The members are working together with the help of Ivana, and our mentors, to collect 1,400 2 liter bottles to create the walls of the greenhouse. This week the members have found a plot of land to grow their project!

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Look below to see the “Kids and the Beanstalk” team, Ivanna, and our Mentors! If you want to help us to complete our project please donate any 2 liter bottles to the computer clubhouse!

 

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