PD: Games and Robots in Computer Engineering

Created for Honour Specialist, Technological Studies (Summer 2012)
James Cordiner


The focus of this session is to explore how to utilize robotics in the Computer Engineering/Science classroom. We will look at how to integrate different types of games and challenges with the use of technology. We will start out with a quick activity to discover our learning goals. Then we will do a fast overview of how Mindstorms work and how to use the NQC (Not Quite C) programming language. We will brainstorm types of games and ideas and actually build a robot to solve an activity. Finally we will look at whether we successfully accomplished our learning goals and share our resources.