Quidditch Practice

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We’re programming our robots to interact with the elements on the Quidditch field.

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We’re also working on creating appendages to manipulate the Quaffles, trap the Snitch, and score lots of points.

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It’s exciting to try out our ideas on the real field.

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Our groups are all working on very different approaches to the task. Here are some of the ideas.

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We are using our CAD skills, and 3D printing all sorts of mechanisms.

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We also have the final tally from the fish fry!

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Thanks everyone for the great support! This was the best one yet.

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Fish Fry

We’ve been hosting Mike Mundell’s Fish Fry Fundraisers for the last few years, and they are always delicious and a lot of fun.

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We had our robot set out for a demo

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And our Quidditch table out for people to see

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The food was delicious!

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many thanks to the chefs!

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Apart from fish and chips we had coleslaw and beans and lots of desserts

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Thanks so much to the K-Bots and their families for helping sell tickets, donating drinks, sides and desserts, for setting up, serving and cleaning up, and helping run our demos.

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We’ll have another Fish Fry in the new year. Hope to see you all there.

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The Field is Here!

We were pretty excited to see our Quidditch field arrive today.

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We looked at the Quaffle dispenser

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And made sure Boebots could drive on the lexan.

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We took measurements to decide how to avoid the beaters

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Our groups got to work, some are planning, others are prototyping.

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While we worked today we had a visitor from the UK come to see what our program is all about. He’s specializing in hands on learning, which is what we do around here!

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We’re having fun and learning a lot!

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The big Reveal!

We met today to learn about teamwork…

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And when we returned to the classroom we were met with quite a sight!

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Dumbledore came to visit and give us a challenge!

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Everyone got sorted into their houses

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Silverlock, Roboclaw, Sprocketdore, Talonchain, Dragonhammer, and Goldengear.

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Owls delivered invitations to compete in the Interhouse Quidditch Cup.

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Teams got bracelets in their house colours.

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And got started learning more about each other, reading the game rules, and brainstorming.

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We gathered together to discuss the rules and to see the CAD of the field in 3 dimensions on the big screen.

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We got our kit of parts which included brand new Boebots which we had to assemble.

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By the end of the night some houses got their Boebots moving! Such great progress.
We had a trivia game at the end of the session. Unfortunately we’re not all up to speed on our Harry Potter financial knowledge.

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Look forward to more trivia for house points next week!

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We’re still working…..

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Happy Hallowe’en K-Bots

Game Hint #10?
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Have you figured it out yet?

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Night Owls

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