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Age range: 11-14
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D&T

Future robots

Design a new robot that could help people in the future

This is one of a series of resources to support the use of the BBC micro:bit in Design and Technology lessons.

Programmable robotic systems are becoming an important part of industrial developments in Design and Technology. Robots are now being developed that can sense changes in their surroundings and respond accordingly.

In this unit of learning, learners will use the BBC micro:bit to develop a robotic buggy that can successfully navigate a maze or path.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity, learners will design a robot that could be used to help people in the future.

The activity sheet includes teachers' notes, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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