Buildologie Bulletin

February 2019

On a Mission

Our students continue to persevere through their very challenging water-themed missions, and are starting to see some success. They're learning so much as well: testing and evaluating the robot's performance in order to go back and fix the code, placing the robot in precisely the same starting point every time, collaborating with their team, and so much more.

Putting Out a Fire

Humans use water for so much more than drinking! In the mission below, students must turn the lever on the fire hydrant to put out the fire. The team in this video successfully puts out the fire, and must now work on returning back to Base afterward. One step at a time! (SEP 3)


Notice they are also using the coordinate grid to place their robot precisely in Base before running the program. (SMP 5, 6)

https://youtu.be/9sWfEt4fZzk

What's Next?

At the beginning of April, each class will have a showcase, where they'll invite parents and other classes to see their work. The following week, judges will come in and choose a finalist from each class. Each finalist will be invited to compete against all the others at this year's Play|Code|Compete, formerly known as the Scratch-Off.
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Written by Heather Boling

Heather is AESD's Bytes & Bots Digital Learning Coach. She write curriculum, plans events such as Play|Code|Compete, works with mentors and teachers, and much more! She has recently also taken on Code Campus and AESD's new eSports curriculum, Nurturing Positive Competitors.