Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Computing at School: Raspberry Pi Junkbot

Details of the Raspberry Pi Junkbot are now available as resource on the Computing at Schools site.

Link: http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/resources/3390





If you would like to know more about the Junkbots project contact scott.turner@northampton.ac.uk

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

New landmark in the junkbots project

New landmark in the junkbots project - junkbots delivered by someone else.






For more details:


This and other posters at Engage 2013 can be found at: https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/engage2013/poster-party




If you would like to know more about the Junkbots project contact scott.turner@northampton.ac.uk

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Junkbots training

Junkbots training for University of Northampton STEM Champions on 23rd February 2015.

Training lead by Scott Turner.

(c) Linda Davis-Sinclair

(c) Linda Davis-Sinclair
For more details of the junkbots project go to: http://junkbots.blogspot.co.uk/



If you would like to know more about the Junkbots project contact scott.turner@northampton.ac.uk

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Creative Computational Thinking Blog












A new blog has been launched by Scott Turner  looking at Computational Thinking (http://compuationalthinking.blogspot.co.uk/ - the typo in the name is there on purpose). As a blog there is not a particular target audience apart from those interested in Computational Thinking or problem-solving.

At the time of writing so far there have been posts on robots, apps, and overview of Computational Thinking.



If you would like to know more about the Junkbots project contact scott.turner@northampton.ac.uk

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

primary school robot design questions

An undergraduate dissertation student is looking for help. James is a computing student looking at robot designs for primary education towards his dissertation and as part of the wider Junkbots project, and the working going on in both the Department of Computing and Immersive Technologies, and School of Education on Physical Computing at the University of Northampton.

The short questionnaire can be found at http://t.co/zdomXnW2Qe and is aimed at gathering a variety of responses from both current Teachers, Students of Education and from anyone with knowledge of programming teaching methods in both Key Stage 1 and 2. He is planning to create a product which aims to teach programming methods and practices based on the current and new national curriculum.

If you would like to know more about the Junkbots project contact scott.turner@northampton.ac.uk

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Junkbot's Facebook page available

A new Facebook page has been set-up to complement this blog: www.facebook.com/junkrobot



Please come along have a look.

If you would like to know more about the Junkbots project contact scott.turner@northampton.ac.uk