Published: 28 February 2018

Robotics Rules

This week IDMT Teacher Mr McVeigh ran a robotics workshop with Year 7 students where they learned about the basic programming of robots. 

The focus was that ‘control systems’ are used not just in robots, but also in all sorts of machines we use daily such as the microwave and the washing machine.  These machines have sensors and actuators inside them that operate on a “if…then” command to do things like “beep” when your food is done in the microwave, or stop filling the washing machine with water when it’s full.

By creating robots using the Lego Mindstorm kits, students are learning how sensors and actuators work in simple machines.