Archive for the ‘RobotFun Robots’ Category

Norwich Science Festival (NSF) and Three New Robots

Norwich Science Festival I’m delighted to announce that I’m in the process of acquiring no fewer than three new robots, and that two of these robots will be joining me at the forthcoming Norwich Science Festival (NSF). I’ve some workshop sessions using Ozobot Bits and Edison robots on Monday, 23 October (which is half term […]

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Big improvements to Edison programming abilities

It is great to see that the little Edison robots are getting some software love. In the not too distant future, they’ll have yet another form of programmability. Currently, there are three ways that they can be programmed: They can be driven across pre-printed bar codes, which select from built-in algorithms like robot Sumo, line following […]

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Ozobot workshops and the KS1 & KS2 Computing National Curriculum

A couple of days ago I visited St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Ipswich, where I did a day of robot workshops for their early KS2 classes (Year 3 and Year 4). I started off by introducing each class to a selection of robots with different abilities. Then came the main event. The Y3 children […]

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Edison 2.0 at PhysicsFest Ipswich 2016

Edison 2.0 is going to make its first appearance with lots of other cool RobotFun robots on this Sunday, December 4, 2016. We will be one of the attractions at PhysicsFest Ipswich, which is being held at Northgate High School, Sidegate Lane East, Ipswich. The event is on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and runs from […]

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Robot Dancing World Record – We Can Do This Too

Interesting news from China this week. There is apparently a world record for robot line dancing, and it was broken in at the Qingdao Beer Festival in China. No fewer than 1007 Aldebaran Robotics Nao mini humanoid robots strutted their funky stuff in unison for a whole minute. It is all in the BBC News report […]

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Workshops and Assembly in Corby

I was delighted to be asked by Angie Alloway of Studfall Junior School in Corby to present to an assembly and to run four robotics workshops for their Y6 classes over the course of a school day. The big day was 15 March and was part of the school’s Science Week events. For me it […]

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Welcome to BB-8. This IS the Droid You’re Looking For

The new Star Wars movie is coming out soon, and the marketing rush has started in earnest. For a robot fan like me, this means that there’s a new addition to the Star Wars robot crowd – BB-8. In the film, this is a real robot, having been designed and built by the clever people […]

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Enter Edison

Just added a new page about the fantastic Edison robot from Australia that has recently joined the RobotFun menagerie. Check it out!

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Sphero in New Star Wars Movie

Some superb news from the set of the new Star Wars movie. One of the new droids to be featured is a real robot – a large version of Sphero. Called BB-8, it is a large spherical robot with a smaller head piece that balances on top of the main ball as it rolls around. […]

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Ozobots rule at Ravenswood

In February I volunteered as part of my STEM Ambassador activities to go in to a primary school on the edge of Ipswich. At the initial meeting I took along a couple of Ozobots to show the Head Teacher what they were and what they could do. A few weeks later I found out they […]

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