Science4Kids is initiated by Erik Peter Vermaat, a passionated educator. He is convinced that much more emphasis should be given to technology education. Especially to young people.
Kids from aged 7 to 14 attend in their free time several sessions ranging from electronics, virtual reality, physics, robotics and much more. In an easy and accessible way the kids get some feeling, hands-on experience and understanding of new technology, play with it and do some programming (and maybe in future join a TADhack).
This afternoon the kids assembled the 2 wheels Mbot, programmed them and had fun driving them around trying to avoid roadblocks like chairs and spiders.
A totally different audience than a regular TADhack attendance but there is a certain resemblance. These kids too are very eager to learn about new and future technology.
Watch the impression below of this successfull afternoon.
One of the kids showed me this kangaroo robot. Our spider uses it 6 legs to crawl. But this creature just uses 2 legs to jump around. Amazing! Thanx for sharing, young man!
With many thanks to Science4Kids for presenting and demonstrating our Babelonio hack and spider to these “whizz kids”. It was a nice experience and to Erik Peter, continue with this excellent initiative!
Our spider story continues. We assembled legs and servos, forced nuts into places, loaded the battery and strapped it to the body part, added printed circuit boards to the main body, compiled the controller, wired up all the electronics and all that using a couple of thousands washers, nuts and bolts!
But luckily Trossen Robotics provides a sound and precise instruction on how to put all these parts together and turn it into a six legged crawler.
And so we followed the instructions step by step and the spider got into shape piece by piece. I must admit, M3 and M2 bolts and nuts are so tiny that it drives you almost crazy.
And, after many hours of hard work, we finally put some lightning from the skies above into our spider.