Do you have an interest in robotics, coding and creating mechanical objects and you’re in senior school? Then the newly formed Robotics Club is for you! Run by Senior Digital Technologies teacher Ms Tiina Kaupplia, the club is a place where students can create, play around with and explore robotics, regardless of their skill level.
Ms Kaupplia conceived the idea for the club after attending a conference in Melbourne, where she saw the prospect of robotics as something that Cathedral students would take an interest in. “I thought it would also be good for coding students who want to learn practical applications of coding,” she said. Firstly students follow instructions to create their robots, and from there they are guided to go freeform and modify the robots to suit their objectives. The club’s ultimate goal is to have at least one team attend the State VEX Robotics competition at the Gold Coast later on in the year.
Club member Mark Campbell (Yr 10) has been learning about coding at Cathedral since last year, and said he had a genuine interest in robotics and engineering. The Robotics Club runs in Room Q2 on Days 2 and 5.