Really Great Feedback from Saxmundham Workshop

It is always nice to be appreciated. Just before the end of term I visited Saxmundham Free School, at the invitation of one of their Maths teachers, Miss Moe, where I did a robot workshop day as part of their end of term enrichment week activities. The group was a bit larger than I’ve been […]

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New affiliate scheme for purchasing robots

At the Suffolk Show quite a few people asked me if we sold robots. For various reasons we don’t, but it got me thinking. I knew that Amazon offers an affiliate scheme whereby a site can get a small cut of the sales if a user clicks through from their site, so I asked my […]

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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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Ozobot Workshops for KS1

Last Friday, I visited The Hyde School  in North London to help them launch their robots topic. As usual, I went equipped with a large number of robots. The day consisted of an assembly, followed by some Ozobot workshops for their KS1 classes. In the best ‘Blue Peter’ fashion, not quite all of the robots decided […]

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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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RobotFun at the Suffolk Festival of Learning

RobotFun is delighted to be taking part in the upcoming Suffolk Festival of Learning. It’s being held this Friday, 21 October, in the University of Suffolk’s rather nice waterfront building in Ipswich. We’re expecting something over a thousand teachers and other educational professionals to attend. The RobotFun stand will showcase the services that we can offer to schools, namely […]

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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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STEM Fair at Framlingham

At the invitation of Ambra Calver at Thomas Mills High School, a small selection of robots and I went off there last week to support their Y9 and Y10 STEM Fair. It was good to meet some very interesting people, staff as well as students, and I hope that I managed to convince a few people […]

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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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