08 Design: Robotics

Use Lego EV3 robotics and the Open Roberta programming environment to solve the Mars Rover challenge obstacle course

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Statement of inquiry:
Robotic systems are an invention, undergoing continual innovation, that can perform an almost unlimited variety of functions.

Key concept:

Related concepts:
Function, innovation

Global context:
Scientific & technical innovation (Modernisation, industrialisation and engineering)

Why learn programming?

The need for an understanding of how computers function to be a highly valuable member of today’s society is only going to further increase! We have made our lives so dependant on computers, you owe it to yourself to know what’s going on - where the risks are. Programming develops great thinking skills that will be invaluable whether you choose to code or not… GROW YOUR BRAIN! Also... It’s just great nerdy fun!!!


You have received a letter from Elon Musk of SpaceX!

Learning resources

Lego EV3 + Open Roberta videos:

Other resource documents:

Assessment documents

The obstacle course