I am making an invested interest in myself as an educator to push my comfort levels of learning. With this challenge to improve my skills in robot building, coding, and engineering I have been working hard the last few weeks on a variety of projects, tools, and devices.
I have been in heaven working through the missions, testing ideas out, and thinking about how it would all work in a class of 30 students or as an after school club.
For those that don’t know what a Raspberry Pi is, it is basically a small single board computer that students and adults alike can code and build their brains out to do just about everything. Dexter Industries is a company that builds out robot kits to enhance ideas and projects with Raspberry Pi and LEGO and other projects. In this case I have been really enyoying and seeing some great value in their GoPiGo kit to enhance any classroom or after school club when it comes to coding, programming, and building a robot.
As opposed to reading a super long post that would go on forever, I have developed three videos. Each video is about one of the missions that comes with the GoPiGo. I encourage you to check them out and leave any feedback, questions, ideas, or other thoughts as I continue to explore and keep building up my awesome robot that now has a gremlin on it.
Missions 4 and 5 will be posted soon. My student group, BMS Theory, has now joined in the adventure and they are building their own so I a waiting for them to catch up. Be ready for some great videos soon!