Sphero Battle Bots...

Students were given the task...

Turn your Sphero into a Battle Bot.  You will drive your Battle Bot in the arena.  The aim will be to pop another Battle Bot's balloon.  The balloon must be stuck to the back of your Battle Bot (it can't be floating behind).  The straw will be the part that pops your oppositions balloon.  Who will be the last Battle Bot standing?

In Ata Hāpara the Year 3 & 4 students created Taniwha Battle Bots.

Our Intention:
* work together to solve a problem
* drive a Sphero with control
* prototype your design and make changes

We had many different looking Battle Bots.  One group created a unicorn Battle Bot and one was a fire theme.  Can you see them in the photos?

Some Battle Bots fell over in the arena too easily.  What do you think you could do differently next time?

What changes would you make to your Battle Bot next time?

It was difficult to try and pop another Battle Bot's balloon.  How could you make this easier?







The Beebot's Adventure...

Here is the finished documentary...



Congratulation in getting 1st Place in Interface Documentary Category Year 1 to 3, MADE AWARDS 2018!




Finished Roads for our Beebots...

This is a collection of roads our junior children created in Term's 2 & 3. They were very busy! The Beebots had a great time exploring all of these roads...

 













Making of the Beebot Adventure...

In Term 2 junior students at Rāwhiti School where given the scenario....the Beebots are tired of traveling on the old roads we have.  Design a new place for Beebots to visit...


Children worked with a buddy or in small group to design and create their roads.  These roads took many hours and alot of effort from students.

What a variety of roads we had!  Some children used rulers, some pieces of card to make sure their roads were ride enough for the Beebots to drive down.  We had a variety of places the Beebots could visit.  This ranged from Tauroa (QE 2), a Bank, Police station and Toy shop.  



While the students were busy making their roads I thought we could even take this activity even further.  What about some tasks cards.  Tasks that students had to do on each road.  For example, programme your Beebot to go to the bank and get $100 000 dollars.  










Then the activity got extended even further.  I was lucky enough to work with a group of students who started to design trailers for Beebots.  They made prototypes of trailers and then they used Tinkercad to help design their trailers. There were a lot of problems, like the 3D printer warping.  Next year when we get a new 3D printer we hope to print better quality trailers.


To view our finished documentary called the Beebot's Adventure click here.