In this workshop, students are guided through a series of challenges to create circuits with LED’s, buzzers and switches and to program these circuits using a Crumble microcontroller. This is a simple introduction to programming using a ‘Scratch’ style editor and is well suited to KS2 or lower KS3. Students will finish the workshop programming ‘Drawbots’ to create patterns using a felt tip pen.
‘Crumble Controller' sessions can cater for up to 30 students and runs for 2 hours, laptops will be provided but a room with power outlets will be required.
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This workshop satisfies the following aspects of the curriculum
- Estimate size and use correct units when measuring
- Prioritise steps to complete a task
- Listen to explanations of processes and identify main points
- Communicate ideas and agree actions in groups
- Use and understand technical terms
- Suggest and make improvements depending on feedback and self-evaluation
- Predict outcomes after modifying inputs
- Apply logical reasoning to a problem to formulate a solution.
- Promote growth mindset
- Develop teamwork, communication and time management skills
- Develop an understanding of the importance of coding in the world around us
- Develop confidence in the application of learned skills