Robotic Art Project
Students applied their learning of geometric angles and computer programming to create various art.
Using the University of California, Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education Roboblockly software, a subset of the C/C++ programming language, our students would write lines of code for the robot to execute. Before sending the lines of code to the actual robot, we tested the code in a robotic simulator.
A bright green line would follow the robot to show what the actual robot would do. We tried attaching markers to the actual robot, but the accuracy wasn't there.
Students started out with basic shapes.
Students then progressed to their initials or their full name.
Finally, the students took on a tougher artistic challenge and chose a country flag to create.
The powerful tool of programming is the ability to differentiate towards students interest and skills.