Junkbots hit Moulton Pt 2

Thank you to the staff and students at Junkbots at Moulton School and Science College for their involvement with the Junkbots project. This time the students taking part where in year 7 (previously they had been in year 8)

Overall the feedback was positive (see below), with 12 out 13 (5 replies were not available) at a rating of 3 out of 5 or above.

The approach taken was a little more structured with time allocation more tightly controlled, especially in the junk robot building exercises and programming.


The programmed robots generally performed very well completing the tasks set. Of particular note were two solutions from the one group that showed avoidance behaviour:

  • One solution used an ultrasonic sensor and the robot didn't move until an object was placed in front of it;
  • A second moved towards an object, detected it using a light sensor and went around the object.   

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