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