RoboSlam at Enniscorthy

This past Saturday, the RoboSlam founders — Damon, Ted, Frank, and Shannon — travelled to “sunny southeast Ireland” to deliver a RoboSlam for 18 students (ages 7-14) in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Many thanks to the local sponsor Taoglas and to all the parents who stuck around to help. Extra special thanks to John O’Connor at the Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre, Charlie and Edith Pritchard, and the CoderDojo mentor Sam for helping organize and host the event.

We’re pleased to report that 18 functioning robots left for happy new homes at the end of the day. The new robot design uses an Arduino Nano, which is very easy for people to continue coding and re-coding at home, after the formal workshop concludes. Frank has provided code below, for the robots with dual color sensors — the robot design he’s named “Two Eyes”. If you cook up your own code using the Arduino Nano and one of our robot designs, please send it to us and we’ll share it with others.

Below, I’ve posted a few photos from my iPhone, including my own silly selfies. Thanks to everyone there for a fun and successful day!


About shannonchance

Professor Shannon Chance PhD, SFHEA (UK), BArch, MArch, PG Cert (BIM) Registered Architect (Virginia), NCARB, LEED-AP Lecturer and Programme Chair, BSc in BIM (Digital Construction) at TU Dublin Visiting Professor, UCL Visiting Professor, LSBU Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Education Chair, Research on Engineering Education Network Education Blog:
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