Banbury Intervention Hub & Robotscool

OYAP and Robotscool
2nd August 2014
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Captains Log Stardate 201408.08 at approx 11am local time cadets gathered at the New Futures Centre, Banbury Intervention Hub.

A fun day of hands-on engaging activities were lined up, but to kick off the days fun we started off by making our own little ‘Legotars‘ (Lego Avatars).

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Once done we then introduced ourselves using our avatars check them out below.

Next we moved on to the ‘Chicken Run’ as Kirk lead the build cadets followed, as quick as a flash the basic models were complete and the cadets were ready for the problem solving challenge. Who was the bravest of the Chickens????

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A couple of cheese & ham rolls, juice and a large helping of Jaffa cakes later we were ready for the third activity in the plan

“Tug-O-War”

Phase 1 – We discussed the complexities of the sport then selected our models, added wheels, connected cables and downloaded programs and then had a few rounds of battles to investigate the dynamics.
Phase 2 – Modifications and tweaks, a plethora of parts were laid out and cadets beavered away to complete a fully operational awe inspiring robot.

Battles ensued testing and improving their robots as we progressed skills and understanding improved and battles got tighter and tighter.

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Sadly the clock neared 4 and time was up and as the cadets shuffled off in to the sunset we promised to be back next week and crack on with another enthralling episode of ROBOTSCOOL

Kirk Out!

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