Hi, we’re the robotics club. We meet every week in G4 and build lots of things with Lego Mind Storm kits. From building drag-bots to mini-tanks we usually come up with some interesting contraptions!
We’ve been learning how to use sensors this year and how to control a robot’s movement using these. We’ve got all kinds of sensors! Infra-red, light, sound & touch sensors.
We’ve also been experimenting more with Lego NXT software (the computer software that allows us to program our robots) This can get very complicated but it’s always fun to see if our programs work when we finally download them onto our robot!
FLL Tournament @ Odyssey Arena, Belfast
The First Lego League tournament is an annual robotics tournament held world-wide. It requires building a robot to tackle a challenging obstacle course whilst collecting points. For 2012, we received first prize for our project which we’re keeping a secret!
Special thanks to our sponsors NIE for furnishing us with kits and financing our endeavours.
(If you’re interested to find out more about the FLL tournament go to www.firstlegoleague.org)