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Our Mission Statement

"Our aim is to problem solve and find new ways of completing challenges. We want to develop our team skills and prove to ourselves what we are capable of."



Brain Bots & Mini Challenges

What robots were first made for.

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The word "robot" is first used in 1921 by Czech playwrite Karel Capek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots). The play involves a factory that builds artificial people to be servants for humans. In 1926, Metropolis becomes the first movie to portray a humanoid robot on screen.


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There is a “Robot Scientist” named Adam in 2009, “Adam became the first machine in history to have discovered new scientific knowledge independently of its human creators”.

Male looking robots and female looking robot.

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The word “Android” refers only to a male looking robot, for one that looks like a female the proper term is “Gynoid


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A watchmaker around 243 years ago invented a robot that could write, and the parts could be interchanged to say whatever you want.

Chess bot

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Both Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte played and were beaten by a chess robot. The robot toured the world, beating masters and novices alike. However, in reality, it was just a man in a box.


Humanitarian Aid Rescue Robot

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We have designed a robot that can detect survivors in the rubble after a natural disaster and it can move the debris and rescue the survivor!

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Dribble robot

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If built with the correct attachment a robot can continually move a ball without losing it.

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Fastest speed robot

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Our speed robot was a robostar at the regional at RAF Scampton, winning us the trophy for fastest robot.

Colour sensor issues

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At the regional competition at RAF Scampton our light intensity programming collect the engines wouldn't work because of the different light levels in the plane hangar compared with school. We managed to find these values during lunch and alter our program so it worked in our second attempt.

robot singng our team song

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We got our robot to sing our team song and display our logo. What a robostar!

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Input / Output

Mar 12, 2019 3:31 PM Not long to go now 😀 Parkside School

Mar 8, 2019 3:57 PM Only a few more days . Can't wait to see you all there Parkside School

Mar 2, 2019 5:32 PM Preparation of materials for our display at the national finals is beginning to take shape. Parkside School

Feb 28, 2019 3:10 PM Cannot wait for the National Competition, the hotel is booked and we are gearing up for a hard challenge. Good luck to everyone! Parkside School

Feb 26, 2019 3:54 PM Well done everyone really hard competition. Can wait to see @goole school at nationals. Thanks so much for organizing the day Parkside School

Feb 26, 2019 7:44 AM See you allin a bit, we have set off! 🚌 Parkside School

Feb 25, 2019 3:13 PM Can't wait to see you all tomorrow. Just doing some last minute prep and we can't wait for our 6:45am start . Parkside School

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