The preparations for the Vex Robotics competition are well and truly under way in Scoil Mhuire. Students from 5th and 6th class have been working on building our Stretch Robot and programming it for competition. The girls have also been researching the use of technology in the everyday lives of people and just how useful it really is. We are learning so much each week and are enjoying every step of the process. We are very proud of the Robotics team and are very excited for the Vex Robotics Primary School competition which will take place in CIT in January 2018.
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics!! Our senior classes in particular have many opportunities to get involved in applying their scientific and mathematical knowledge to technology and engineering – Coder Dojo, Robotics and the science club being options for children in 4th, 5th and 6th classes.
This year 4th class had a Robotics workshop that they really enjoyed! You can see that they made their own robots and took them on a tour of the school!!
Scoil Mhuire Soar Into The Future
Scoil Mhuire have entered in the VEX IQ Robotics Competition for the third year in a row. Over the past five months the pupils of Scoil Mhuire have worked around the clock to design, build, programme and drive their Robot, Rocky.
The world needs the students of today to become the scientists, engineers, and problem-solving leaders of tomorrow. Science constantly presents us with new breakthroughs and challenges, creating greater opportunities for problem-solving through technology. The solutions to these problems could help change the world, and technology-based problem solvers will be the people to make it all possible. Each season, one Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) subject is the primary focus of the VEX IQ STEM Research Project. This year the STEM Research Project theme focuses on Robotic Technology in the community. Students are encouraged to think about how Robotic Technology is being used in areas they encounter on a daily basis. Teams will develop an area of study that interests them.
Scoil Mhuire Robotics Team investigated the use of robots in the home and predicted the future of robotics. In October the team visited Collins Barracks in Cork City and analysed how the bomb disposal robot called “Hobo” functioned. Using this information Scoil Mhuire experimented with their own robot. They discovered their robot could travel up to forty three metres while “Hobo” could only travel ten metres. The project team predict robots will play a dominant role in the home.
Blue Frog Robotics
The Scoil Mhuire Robotics Team completed an ample amount of research based on robots in the community. Blue Frog Robotics was one company which fascinated them. This company have been developing robots since 2007. Blue Frog Robotics developed a robot called “Buddy” (The Companion Robot). Buddy is the revolutionary companion robot that improves your everyday life. Open source and easy to use, BUDDY connects, protects, and interacts with each member of your family. Their goal is to design and develop robots that are accessible to everyone and help people live easier and safer, and have fun.
Congratulations to the girls of Rang VI who did themselves and their school proud at the Vex IQ Challenge Final in CIT on Friday February 6th.
The Scoil Mhuire robotics team, ‘The Technobots’, were awarded the ‘Design Award’ for their robot, ‘Robbie’.
The Robotics team was comprised of eighteen sixth class pupils who began work on this project last October.
Programming, building, researching, designing and assembling were only a few of the skills the children developed and used to be successful in the first robotics competition of its kind for primary schools.
A team of 18 Sixth class girls are taking part in an exciting Robotics Competition for Primary Schools! It is called VEX IQ Robotics Programme.It involves the building of a robot and programming it