Saints Robotics Club is a gathering of like-minded students who are interested in learning about and working with robots and drones, while building camaraderie and making friends.
The club welcomes all year levels, and students gather after school once a week to design, build and program robots.
St Augustine’s College enters three regional Lego EV3 MINDSTORMS competitions each year. Teams of students design and build robots that can compete against opponents in a series of challenges. They develop and program their robots in the weeks before the event, adhering to pre-set rules and regulations. Much like traditional sporting events, these robotics competitions draw large crowds who gather to see which robot will best perform the task it has set out to complete.
To create a competition-ready robot, students use a number of soft and hard science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills. Creativity and problem-solving are essential in building a robot that can complete obstacles. Students also have to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions when the robot doesn’t perform as expected.
While robotics competitions require a solid understanding of maths, coding and engineering, beginners should not worry, as all levels of expertise, from beginner to conqueror, are welcome to join the club.