After several weeks of preparation, several students of the Klax-School took part in the robotics competition "RoboMaze" this autumn, which was organised by the Make-IT Initiative of the GFBM Academy in Pankow. The task was to have a temporary robot drive through a labyrinth. In preparation, the Academy taught the basics of robot programming in the school's own Makerspaces. The participants quickly developed their own programming ideas and put the learning robots to the test. A group of pupils from Sek I and a group from Sek II registered for the competition.
Even though the current pandemic situation did not allow for an immediate final, the competition could be held at a later date in compliance with the rules of distance and hygiene.
For example, Paul and Anton from class 7b presented their "mBot" to the project executing agency on November 19th. The task was to prove whether the two-month work was successful and whether the robot would drive through the maze on its own. After a great test run, a false start and final improvements to the code, her robot made its way through the labyrinth.
Now the participant groups are waiting for the final result. The winning team will probably be announced this week or next week. Now the participant groups are waiting for the final result. The winning team will probably be announced this or next week.
With such projects, the GFBM Academy would like to awaken digital talents, bring companies and future trainees together and engage students in sophisticated hardware and software development. The Makerspace of the Klax School offers a supporting robot club.