Week 8 in the Lab

Animation is not necessarily focused on facilitating comprehension of any academic subject matter itself, but is almost always interactive, creative, fun and motivational. Students are fascinated by animation and embrace opportunity to create their own.

Programming a robot to navigate a maze is one of our favorite engineering challenges. Students can link their thinking to real world scenarios like controlling the Mars Rover on another planet, or navigating through a disaster zone to rescue victims. This week’s maze challenge does not incorporate robot sensors, so the student focus was on speed, direction, and motion.

This week’s video features an animation by Grace, 3D prints designed by Amelia and Eliza, and a video of The One and Only EV3.