Campus News
Published: 25 January, 2013

Robo kids enjoy holiday fun

If you stepped into the SMART Infrastructure Facility this week, who knows what you may have found. Sumo wrestlers being cheered on by a crowd of spectators, vehicles powered by the sound of yelling children…

The facility was filled with imaginative creations as it hosted Project Bucephalus’ famous Robo Camp. Supported by UOW, the Project Buchephalus team ran three LEGO Robotics events last week: ’Introduction to Mindstorms’, ‘Retro Robots’ and ‘Remote Mastery’.

The ‘Introduction to Mindstorms’ event ran for two days and introduced beginners to LEGO Mindstorms. Students aged seven and up learnt the basics of robotics and programming as they built robots capable of reacting to their environment and making simple decisions. The camp finished with the ever-popular ‘Robot Sumo’ challenge.

Retro Robots, a more advanced program, saw participants learn advanced Mindstorms programming through building robotic games inspired by old classics like Hungry Hippos and Gone Fishin’.

Remote Mastery, a three-day workshop, catered for everyone from beginners to Mindstorms experts. Students were taught how to incorporate Bluetooth communication in their Mindstorms® robots, then use remote-operated robots to play games like Robo-Kart, Robot Invaders and other Challenges inspired by classic arcade games.

To find out more about Project Bucephalus and sign up for future workshops at UOW click here.

Published: 25 January, 2013

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