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Robot Obstacle Course game

Not exactly a Junkbot but definitely related is the Robot Obstacle Course game developed by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The game takes the player through exercises in Boolean Logic to allow the robot to collect keys and jump over traps to open the door. This a good and fun introduction to logic.

To play the game go to: http://www.omsi.edu/tech/RobotActivity/index.htm




If you would like to know more about the Junkbots project contact scott.turner@northampton.ac.uk

Visit to Hartwell, Uk

On 19th December 2013 the  junkbot project visited - Class 4 of Hartwell Primary School, Northamptonshire, UK.

The session was split into two.

The first part was building a drawing junkbot  from cans, small electric motors, broken propellers, wires, pencils, pens, and drinks cans. An example from a previous group is shown to the left.






More details on the activities/session plans can be found at:

on the junkbots project go to: http://junkbots.blogspot.co.uk/on the work developed and a case study can be found at: http://www.hestem-sw.org.uk/project?id=16&pp=540 or http://projects.hestem-sw.org.uk/upload/Junkbot_june_northampton.pdf in-school session plan can be found at: http://projects.hestem-sw.org.uk/upload/Planning_Process_junkbots_KS3_4_longer.docxSTEM club session plan can be found at: http://projects.hestem-sw.org.uk/upload/Planning_Process_junkbots_primary_short8.docx


The second part two Robonova robots (an image to the left taken from an earlier event) and a Sphero were  were br…

junkbot session plans and activities

The School of Science and Technology at the University of Northampton have been working with local schools to create robots made from junk. This is an initiative by the University to introduce environmental sustainability, engineering and computing to students and has been funded by Northampton Enterprise Limited and east midlands development agency (emda). 
For more details:

on the junkbots project go to: http://junkbots.blogspot.co.uk/on the work developed and a case study can be found at: http://www.hestem-sw.org.uk/project?id=16&pp=540 or http://projects.hestem-sw.org.uk/upload/Junkbot_june_northampton.pdf in-school session plan can be found at: http://projects.hestem-sw.org.uk/upload/Planning_Process_junkbots_KS3_4_longer.docxSTEM club session plan can be found at: http://projects.hestem-sw.org.uk/upload/Planning_Process_junkbots_primary_short8.docx
This and other posters at Engage 2013 can be found at: https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/engage2013/poster-party If you would like…