Robogals UNSW LEGO Mindstorm
The Robogals UNSW LEGO Mindstorm workshops are our most popular service. Using LEGO EV3 Robots and matching easy-to-use compacted programming software, students get a fun introduction to computer programming by using code to control a LEGO Robot.
Length of workshop: 2-3 hours (Not including breaks)
How many students: 30
Year group for students: 5-12
- Teach coding using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot models and the matching LEGO program
- All of our workshops can be modified to suit the abilities of your students. The robotics workshops are listed below:
Description: A workshop designed for younger students that involves building and programming a robot to dance to music. At the end of the workshop, students will be able to compare routines and show off their robots' moves.
Keep the Distance workshop:
Description: "Keep the Distance" is a new workshop that has been created as a result of the collaboration with Robogals UNSW and Transport for NSW. The aim of this workshop is to program the robot to pickup and drop off passengers of at their stops on time.
Description: Out most popular workshop where students construct robots, customise them to their preferences and program them to push each other, in a battle, out of a ring. This is a competitive workshop where each group vies for supremacy in the sumo ring.
Remote racers workshop:
Description: "Remote racer" encourages collaborative problem solving as students work together in teams of two to navigate the robot out of a maze drawn by duct tape. Each student has a controller moving the robot either left or right.
My Bus to School workshop:
Description: "My Bus to School" is a new workshop that has been created as a result of the collaboration with Robogals UNSW and Transport for NSW. This workshop aims to program the robot to move and stop at certain coloured markers whilst being manually controlled by the student.
Rescue/Follow the line workshop:
Description: "Rescue" or "follow-the-line" are the same workshop under different names. In both, a LEGO robot is constructed and programmed to follow a black line around a course.
- Females must make up 50 per cent or more of the students in this workshop
- Projector with audio interfaced with a computer to run a PowerPoint presentation
- A computer for each kit being used (generally no more than 10 computers) with the LEGO Mindstorm EV3 software downloaded prior to the start of the workshop
- If your school does not have computers available the RoboGals team can provide laptops for the workshop but it is preferable to use your school computers
- A teacher must always be present with the students
- Parking spot for a car