The sixth grade Robotics Focus Group is beginning to learn about programming robots using Ozobots. Ozobots are small robots that can read colored lines, flashes of light and code to move and blink lights. The sixth graders are using the color codes to make mazes and games for the Ozobots to follow.
"This makes me want to be an engineer," said one designer. "You have to think like a programmer," added another as she puzzled through codes to make the Ozobot jump from one path to another.
"Mine is entirely luck based. If you end up following this path you will go all the way back. But I am leaving that up to chance," the group groaned over that concept. One inventive designer shared that he wasn't just making a maze, he was making a whole Ozobot amusement park.
The focus and enthusiasm about the mini robots was infectious. Two class members left with the website address because they intend to ask for Ozobots for holiday gifts.
GEMS Innovation Lab