Fundamentally, feedback is a good thing, but appreciation is beyond everything. Students of Blue Bird Senior Secondary School, Aligarh have expressed their appreciation in the form of articles on implementation of Robox lab at their school, in their own words.
ISHAAN JADAUN of CLASS-VII-A SAYS:
OUR ROBOTICS CLASS:
Our Robotics class is that class which has helped us to know the difference between computers and robots, difference between robot, robotics, Robox and STEM. This class has helped us to implement our ideas in real form. My robotics classes experience says that in this class we get to know about certain things which we were not knowing earlier. All our instructors were qualified, well behaved and they all were having a vast knowledge about robotics. Earlier when we were not knowing anything about robotics and Robox, we think that we will try to make the robots when we are grown up, but this was like a dream. Later on, when this class makes up about Robox, then we started to implement our ideas by making many robots. STEM four basic elements to design a robot was a very essential part to design make program the robot. The Roboguru software, is the software which helps us to write programs to make the robot work was a very good software which has helped us to code robot in stage ofbeginners. When we felt about robotics training in our school then we were very excited, joyful and surprised. We love to come to this class.
ANUSHKA VARSHNEY of CLASS VIII-B SAYS:
ROBOTICS… MY PASSION:
Robotics…My favorite class of the week. I had never learnt such a mind boggling and interesting activity in my life. My experience in robotics classes was such that I can’t describe in words, instead it needs experience to understand. Our robotics classes held every Wednesday for 2 hours. Every time, before attending the classes, I used to be very curious about what new things, shall I learn. Every time our teachers come up with new and interesting topics like power transmission, reduction gear,etc., During the classes, we became familiar with the Robox kit. Assembling the parts and making new things as reallyreally enjoyable. For robotics we need to understand STEM curriculum on which it is based [STEM is Science Technology Engineering Mathematics].There are three steps for making a robot with Robox kit- 1. Assembling 2. Programming 3. Configuration. Assembling was really very easy and enjoyable. Now comes programming,for beginners programming is not so difficult as they think. For programming we need to understand computers programming languages. Once you understand the programming languages(conditions, declaringvariables,etc.,), programing for Robox is all the way easy. Programmingis done in a software known as Roboguru. In Roboguru there are many levels ranging from 1 to 10. There is practice arena (for practicing) and customarena (for making our own designs and running the robot in it) too. Programming is all easy, only you need to use your brain. When we have completed all three steps with accuracy, then your robot is all ready to run. During robotics classes, I gained a lot of knowledgeabout friction, force, torque, power, energy, energy conversion, etc., Robox introduces an individual to the world of robotics through fun loving, exciting and learningexperience. According to me, my definition for robotics- “The set of educational activities that support and strengthen specific areas of knowledge”. A robot can be defined as- “Forced Labor”. Robox was very helpful in implementing the imagination into reality. Jay Robotix Team and my teachers were very helpful in making me understand each and every aspect of a robot. So, at last I want to summarize my experience in a few words “Helpful, Enjoyable, Fun Loving, Interesting, Mind Boggling”.
PRASHIKA ARORA of CLASS VIII-A SAYS:
ROBOTICS-THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE:
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic”. – SIR ARTHUR C CLARKE
In the recent years the mushrooming power of the computers has changed the pace of technology’s advancement. Decades before computers and technology seemed to be like aliens, but its advancements have made humans more creative. Such one example in the field of advanced technology is ROBOTICS. The introduction of this technology in our school had created a spark of curiosity in our minds. What would it be like creeping our own robot? This was the question, which could not be answered but only experienced. Thus, was full of excitement and curiosity in our minds when we attended our first class in robotics which facilitated us to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes for the design, analysis, application and operation of robots. It has been a thrilling experience to see robots move around us. But it has always been more that we had thought.ROBOX program has helped me discover the technology better as it is more than just self-driving cars. It has given a spark to the innovative minds which otherwise might have remained dormant. This program has made our understanding of the STEM subjects better. The importance of these subjects has often been quoted by many great minds.
According to KATHERINE JOHNSON– “we will always have STEM with us somethings will drop out of the public eye and go away but there will always be Science, Technology, Engineering and there will always be Mathematics”.
Working as a robotics student has enhanced my logical skill, which has opened the possibilities of doing more, that is, always thinking in a different way. The ROBOGURU program has also developed my coding skills.Earlier, programmingwas like a nightmareto me. I had never thought that it could be so easy to code a robot and make it move at your will. It has improved my logical and analytical skills. I have learned how just by aclick and arrangement of a few tags in a logical order, things can move. After a robot is constructed, a computer program is attached to bring it to life. Moving backward and forward is easy. More advance is its interaction with sensors which simulates the ability to see obstacles etc., I feel the sky is a limit when it comes to making a program. Thus, robotics as a subject has provided wings to my imagination and creativity. The more I explore the more curiosity I become.I feel technology is like a vast ocean every time you plunge into it you explore something new.
SHELZA MANGHNANI of CLASS VII-A SAYS:
MY EXPERIENCE AT ROBOTICS CLASS:
My experience at robotics class had been amazing throughout. I felt while attending these classes were not only a medium of enjoyment but also a knowledgeable field. Robox i.e., the association has encouraged students like us to make ourselves believe that we can do the project given to us by our school, firstly we thought that it would be a tough challenge for us but as from last few sessions of these classes while completing level stages we learnt different coding it became easier for us with the help of our supportive teachers and books issued for us we took ideas from there and tried to renovate it and make it much more attractive. STEM [i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] was introduced to us during these classes it has been of great help. As we were new with this subject as beginners we were afraid that it would be tough for us to even handle it but after spending some time in these classes that Robox kit and its components are so friendly and so easy to use which gives a courage!!
WE HEARTFULLY ARE THANKFUL TO THE FACULTY IN BLUE BIRD SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, ALIGARH FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL AND DEDICATED SUPPORT IN TRAINING THE STUDENTS AND MAKING THEM FUTURE TECHNOLOGICAL GEMS.
- Students articles link https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/18O4cbipocGnJhFFvxFgcxp-5Godaal3a