Adelaide Robotics Academy
Adelaide Robotics Academy
Adelaide Robotics Academy

So how does it work?

Children love hands-on construction activities so that every aspect of Technology is accessible. No matter if they use an EV3 or Arduino robot, a DJI drone or a 3D printer they want to show their peers what they have learned and what they can do. The multitude of subsystems involved provides more opportunities for them to find something that suits their particular interests.

Adelaide Robotics Academy

STEP 1

It's fun like playing a game

First, we’ll learn the basics. Then we will start on custom or specialised robots. Each session showcases a real-life robot that we’ll have to replicate. We try to find a solution using Computational Thinking.

STEP 2

Plan and build like you mean it

We will begin building the robot based on students’ ideas. Each young scientist will be given a specific task to play. While designing and building they will learn about motors, sensors, transmissions, input and output etc.

STEP 3

Programming the beast

Yay, we made a robot! Now what? We’ll have to program it. The students will learn about logic, control flow, functions, classes, switches, arrays and many others.

STEP 4

Sweet rewards

After each project students will get a badge. On completion of each course, they will be awarded a certificate. If they pass the exams the learners will receive an official Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. At the end of each year, all students who attended all classes will be awarded a diploma. On request, we can also provide letters of recommendation for special interest high schools.

Why use robots to teach Digital Technology?

Adelaide Robotics Academy

Problem-solving strategies are obviously crucial, as it is difficult to construct a working robot unless the participants have an understanding of what it is that they are supposed to do and how they can accomplish it.

The engineering process begins with learning the capacities and limitations of their tools and equipment, researching and understanding the problem at hand, conceptualising a solution to that question, constructing that answer, testing it to see how it works, and revising their resolution based on its performance.

These stages are not restricted to engineering, but they are the basis for problem-solving and can be carried into any context.

Adelaide Robotics Academy

We don’t teach Robotics, we use robots to teach. What does that mean? We teach Computational Thinking using robots as tools instead of teaching simple crafts that will become obsolete one day. Computational thinking is a problem-solving way of thinking. This approach is essential to the development of computer applications, but it can also be used to support problem-solving in other areas, such as humanities, maths, and science.

The computer programming component allows for more in-depth investigations into issues such as remote sensing, control, and independent functioning. Indeed, many of the problems encountered when building a robot can lead to a better understanding of what nature achieves in smaller packages. After all, the brightest computers can still be beaten by insects when it comes to sensorial recognition, navigation, adaptation to changing conditions.

Adelaide Robotics Academy

Studying Robotics helps children perceive computer programming as fun and engaging for those who would otherwise not be interested in Technology or Engineering, bringing those down to the practical, everyday level.

Adelaide Robotics Academy

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