Our robotics club

The robotics club at Escola Secundária Carlos Amarante, is about 15 years old, initially had one associate teacher and has had three for about 5 years.

It does not have its own space, the space where it develops its activities is shared. It was created essentially to motivate and add knowledge to students of professional courses in the areas of electronics and informatics.

During these years some basic equipment was created. Therefore, we have been working with equipment purchased on the market and we have developed our own equipment. Of our achievements we highlight a robot whose project is unique and entirely developed by the club whose electronic boards and parts were created, designed and printed in 3D. We are also proud to have developed a CNC, a project adapted from a Brazilian (what caught our attention was this use of common furniture slides, nuts and shafts, therefore not rectified) which we modified and adapted according to our knowledge.

We have participated in some national and local robotics competitions and in dissemination events. We have been working essentially with the programming languages Basic, C, C++,  Lego NXT and graphic language EV3 and Scratch. We have used as control boards: arduinos, picaxe, raspberrypi, esp8266

RoboTIC4Humans Project

The project involves 10 students from the following vocational courses: Computer Programmer Technician Year 11 - 6 students, Automation and Control Technician Year 11 - 2 students and Metal Production Technician Year 11 - 2 students.

The sessions take place in 45m blocks on Mondays from 1.20pm to 2.05pm (25 sessions), Wednesdays from 12.20pm to 1.05pm (24 sessions) and Thursdays from 1.20pm to 2.05pm (24 sessions).

There are three teachers involved: Professor José Sales Silva, Professor Rui Farinha Alves and Professor José Manuel Pereira.

Initially, we had sessions with the students on the concepts of robotics and their involvement in the day.

We produced A3 posters, in Portuguese, with information about each of the participating countries/cities.

When we received the first robots, MBOT2, 4, we assembled them and started to explore programming in a graphical environment, block programming, using the respective manual for this.


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