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Computer Science Students Study Robotics

This quarter, eighth-graders in Karen Glum’s exploring computer science class are working on robotics projects. “Using microbit microcontrollers, along with various sensors and outputs, students bring their own robotics concepts to life,” Glum said. “So far projects include a pinball machine, a garden with flowers that light up and move when it gets dark, and more.” For the projects, students are required to use a minimum of three outputs, including one motion output, and two inputs, such as light and temperature. “The computer programs must demonstrate students’ abilities to write efficient and adaptable code including use of loops, variables, functions, and conditionals,” Glum said.