Paul Sutton

engineering

Lego Mindstorms

We have sone Lego Mindstorms at Code Club, which has remained largely unused until now. Partly due to lack of time and or expertise to figure it out.

As I am helping at a digital leaders club, we have been trying to use the lego owned by the school, as with the Lego Mindstorms both the NXT and RCX bricks are no longer supported.

Lego

Step in the Brick Pi, obtained from the same school as the Lego (not the school I am running this club at). Despite the Lego sitting in a cupboard for a few years, it still boots up and I can actually run a motor fine. So a good starting point.

On Thursday, I will be taking this in to the digital leaders club, so that we can hopefully experiment with it.

This is the best I can do at the moment, hopefully installing scratch Link will allow Scratch 3 to talk to the existing rxc or the nxt block I am using, but that belongs to code club.

Should give us some scope to undertake more Lego Mindstorms at the library.

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Building a ping pong ball shooter – part 2

Building a ping pong ball shooter

Further to the previous post, the ball shooter is now built up. I do need to solder this together, at some point. For now, it works as it is. This is the test I did at the library (more space).

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Building a ping pong ball shooter

Building a ping pong ball shooter

As part of an order from Better Equipped, I sent for a ping pong ball shooter. This consists of two rotating disks, which propel a ping pong ball forward.

So far, I have only partly built this. I need to do some soldering to complete. I also want to find a safe place to test it. This project will be demonstrated at the Paignton Library STEM group, but could be used in a school too. This would support, Science, Maths, Design & Technology and possibly other subjects.

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shooter 1

Front showing wheels.

shooter 2

Note : Final wiring will be different to this.

shooter 3

Rear showing motors.

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Paignton Library STEM Group

First event 13th November 2021

Stem group flyer

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South Devon Tech Jam May 2021

South Devon Tech Jam

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Date Saturday 8th May 2021 Time 11am –> 14:00

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Or if you prefer not to use meetup then you can e-mail info AT sdtj DOT org DOT uk for more information.

This is a virtual event, and will be hosted on a EU/UK based instance of Big Blue Button. Link and information will be sent out to attendees.

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CONNECTING TO THE SOUTH DEVON TECH JAM MEETING

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South Devon Tech Jam

South Devon Tech Jam

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South Devon Tech Jam

South Devon Tech Jam

Date Saturday 13th March 2021 Time 11am –> 14:00

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More info : info @ sdtj . org .uk

This is a virtual event, and will be hosted on a EU/UK based instance of Big Blue Button. Link and information will be sent out to attendees.

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