St. Ann School hosts robot show Print
Thursday, Jul. 04, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

STOUGHTON -- The seventh grade class of St. Ann School in Stoughton recently hosted their annual Tetrix Robotic Show.

This year’s robots featured the "Back Buddy 5000" back-scratcher, "Macklemore the Mopper 3.0" Swiffer robot, and the "Ralph x2000" spy cam robot.

While making the robots, the students studied the engineering process and were required to complete a number of assignments, including keeping a daily engineering journal and preparing a commercial to market their robot.

In addition, students created a Google Site website which highlighted the building process with photos and videos. Students were required to upload their commercials to the site and design the layout of their website.

Finally, students learned about QR codes (objects similar to bar codes that can be “scanned” from smart phones) and they each created one to link to their Google Site.

In May, St. Ann School received a generous grant from the Bryant Foundation to purchase five Lego "Mindstorm EV3" programmable robot kits as well as expansion kits this fall.

Eighth graders will have the opportunity to build upon their knowledge of remote controlled robots to create programmable robots next year.


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