Robotics at Redeemer in 2018

Redeemer Robotics has gone from strength to strength in 2018.  

As in the previous year, all of the Year 6 students worked in teams to prepare their robots for the Redeemer Lutheran College Sumo Robot tournament.  The competition was intense and, in the end, Rhino beat Hack3r to take out the top prize.  The Year 5 students completed a maze challenge before designing, building and programming their own robots, ranging from football goal scoring robots, to catapult robots and animal robots.

The Redeemer Robotics Club grew from 9 members in 2017 to 32 members in 2018.  The club members focussed on preparing for and competing in various rounds of the FIRST Lego League Robotics competition.

In the middle of the year, we held our first Robotics Workshop for Parents.  This was a way of giving parents some hands-on experience of what their children do in Robotics class and in Robotics Club.

This year also saw Redeemer Robotics compete in two new competitions.  Three teams of Year 5 students went to Dreamworld to compete in the Gold Coast Robotics Challenge 2018 and two teams of Year 5 students qualified for and went to Shanghai to compete in the World Educational Robotics Contest 2018 World Championship.  Redeemer teams came away with awards in both of these competitions.

Many thanks to the staff and volunteers who have helped with Robotics this year, especially Maddi Jones, Lisa Robinson and Terry and Brent Simmonds.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and looking forward to 2019,

Mr Anthony Vassallo

Sumo Robot Tournament
FIRST Lego league 2018
Grandparents Day
Robotics Club
Robotics Workshop for Parents
Gold Coast Robotics Competition at Dreamworld
World Educational Robotics in Shanghai
Year 5 Maze Challenge

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