Children get hands on with robotics

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HUERCAL OVERA has launched a brand new activity designed specifically for children in order to introduce them to the world of robotic engineering.

 

The workshops have proved so popular at its launch that two classes have been set up to accommodate the large numbers. For children aged six to 11, Lego WeDo is the kit of choice, a programmable robot that helps the children develop the skills necessary to become the engineers of tomorrow. They will experiment with gears, levers, pulleys and transmission, as well as basic programming. For teens aged 12 to 17, their activities are based around the Lego Mindstorm NXT. The teens will build their first robots from scratch using Lego parts, motors, a board that functions as a brain, as well as sensors including light, sound, ultrasound and touch. They too will learn to program their robot to perform certain tasks. Both workshops are developed to increase the creative thinking and teamwork of the students.

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Huercal Overa’s councillor for Education, Lucia Parra, said: “For the youngsters these workshops are perfect for training with stories. It is collaborative and participatory learning rather learning skills such as language, social science or history.”



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