Monday, 15 June 2015

Visit to the Petone Mindlab

On Friday, a group of 11 year 7 and 8 students visited The Mindlab in Petone.

We went along to see what it's all about and have a session with their robots. Boys were either in pairs or worked on their own.  The robots and programming was quite different to the Lego Mindstorms at school and the boys enjoyed the challenge of learning a new programme and thinking in a slightly different way to what they are used to.

After the robotics session, Malcolm showed us around the rest of the Mindlab.  The boys got to check out the 3D printers, the sets for the stop motion animation and they heard about the augmented reality and MaKey MaKey.

The boys had a great morning and really enjoyed their visit.
We're already looking forward to our next trip back - thanks very much Mindlab for having us!

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