Sketchy robotics

September 11, 2018 | The Form IV Robotics class made scribbling robots this afternoon!

Armed with markers, a motor, and a table filled with an eclectic collection of potential robot parts, Ms. Rowell’s Robotics class created their first robots of the year. The activity was an opportunity for students to combine a simple physics concept with their understanding of circuitry to create a vibrating robot. Supported by a few markers, the vibrations allowed the robot to move around a piece of paper to create some scribbly works of art. A few students got extra creative, creating structurally questionable Franken-robots.
By the end of class, many of the robots were successfully doodling, although it doesn’t look like they’ll be passing the Turing test any time soon.

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.