Swashbuckle Roamer Success
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games has drawn to a close. Roamer played its part in the fun and games as part of the BBC’s Digizone. In a fantastic 3 days over 600 children programmed Roamer pirate ships to find the treasure. Favourite Pirate joke supplied by James age 4. Q. Why are Pirates Pirates? A. They just arrrrr! Clearly a Billy Connelly in the making!
Paper on Educational Robots and Computational Thinking Well Received
The paper on Educational Robots and Computational Thinking written by myself and Southampton University’s John Woollard was well received in Padua, Italy on Friday 18th July. The conference saw the coming together of two conferences: TRTWR (Teaching Robotics and Teaching with Robotics and RiE (Robotics in Education). It formed a special interest group within the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems which featured cutting edge robotics from all industries. Continue reading
Roamer Engages Computational Thinking
TRTWR (Teaching Robotics Teaching with Robots) and RiE (Robots in Education) have combined into one conference this year. Following peer review the conference has accepted a paper by Dave Catlin and Dr. John Woollard from the Southampton Education School, University of Southampton which explores the synergies between Computational Thinking and Educational Robotics. Dave Catlin will present the paper TRTWR and RiE 2014 at the conference in Padua, Italy, July 18th.
Roamer to run at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The dream race Roamer versus Usain Bolt!
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Weekend 26th to 28th July.
No, Roamer is not going to become a BeeBot, but it is going become part of Liss Junior School’s Bee Project. Earlier this year Liss school was one of 12 finalists selected from 300 entries into the Guardian’s “School We’d Like” competition. Yesterday Roamer designer, Dave Catlin visited the school to discuss a project using Roamer Sensors with head teacher Andrew Burford. Andrew started to talk about the Liss bee project…
You can come and see Roamer at the 2014 Education Show, March 20th to 22nd NEC, Birmingham. Roamer will be displayed on the West Mercier Supplies Stand C49-B50. Take this opportunity to get up to date with the latest developments and preview the Computing Curriculum Activity Pack.
Following the great success of Roamer at last year’s Big Bang Fair in London, the Institute of Mathematics has invited us to be part of these years STEM Interactive extravaganza. This year’s main event will be held in Birmingham will provide you with a Free fun day out and a chance to have hands on experience with Roamer. Continue reading
Kate Hudson and Roamer joined teachers, children and dignitaries at the launch of Islington’s computer strategy at the Assembly Halls. The cornerstone of the approach is the Code Clubs which are in all Islington Schools. Guest speaker TV Presenter Maggie Philbin, spoke of the importance of communities working together to help children gain crucial skills. Continue reading
Valiant are not exhibiting at BETT 2014, but you will still be able to see it and meet either Kate Hudson or Dave Catlin. Continue reading
Roamer Continues its Work at the Museum
According to Dan Noren Roamer has been one of the most successful parts of the interactive displays at Chaners Computer Place, Museum of Science Boston. Prototypes of the new Roamer took part in the inaugural National Robotics week, where visitor engaged in the Robot Rally Race Activity.