Archive for June, 2018

Android Controlled Robot

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Year 8 Hackers and Makers club members Mikhail Rudchenko and Ronan Varsani have made a fully independent robot, controllable from an Android mobile phone.

Using small stepper motors and wheels from a hacked lego mindstorm robot, the boys have produced a powerful remote controlled device.

A raspberry pi computer is used to receive the blue-tooth commands from an android phone. The boys used the python programming language to process the signals and then provide output to the powerful stepper motors that drive the wheels. Two small 9 volt batteries provide the power for both the raspberry pi computer and motors.

Mr Scales said this is exactly what the hackers and makers club is all about. Combining technology such as Android phones, Raspberry pis and python programming with some basic electronics can lead to some great projects such as this one.

World Environment day with the EC section of ISS

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June 5th was World Environment Day – a day when our focus turns to the impact we’re having on the environment and how we can clean up the planet. Children in EC took part in various activities inside and outside school. Year One children planted trees at
phelia Hotel and Year Two focused on the school environment. In class many different ways of using recycled materials were explored. Reception Two children took part in a ‘Clean up the world’ event around Stad Populaire where they picked up 20 kilos of rubbish in an hour! Wildlife club children organized a Bring and Buy sale in aid of the SSPCA and Early Childhood participated by recycling old books, toys and games. A very busy and rewarding week for the EC section which ended with a talk by Ben Taylor from Wise Oceans who spoke to the KS1 children about Coral Reefs. Let’s hope our young students will be able to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and help ‘Save our Planet’ in the future.

Canine Concerns

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Following this weeks successful Bring and Buy sale at the ISS, the Wildlife club visited SSPCA (Seychelles Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), at their new headquarters (Phase 1) at the reclaimed land north of the airport. Dr. Maria, the resident vet welcomed the children and parents present and detailed the aims and objectives and hopes for the future. The centre houses many dogs and puppies, some cats and kittens and even an injured baby giant tortoise the size of a child’s hand!
Our potential vets-to-be in the Wildlife Club were delighted to meet the centre’s residents and our morning visit resulted in 2 of the dogs being
rehomed. In the near future there will be a website with details of all abandoned animals and facilitating them to a loving home. Our fundraising
total was 6225 SCR and this was welcomed to help purchase medication and food for all the needy orphans. Many thanks to all who participated.
Anyone who wishes to help further should contact SSPCA at 2710088

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