Orlando Ward-Santos, our guest teacher from MIT, introduces robotics through Arduino

Last Friday, as a conclusion to our Robotics Programme in collaboration with MIT, we had a final competition using an obstacle course. Students coded their Arduino robots to accomplish diverse maneuvers around the circuit. They used ultrasonic sensors to avoid obstacles and the “line-follower” sensor to command the robot to follow a given path.

During the last three weeks, we have seen our students in 2nd and 3rd of ESO, Pre-U 1 and 2 very busy learning how to code with Arduino and how to control a robot. But, above all, we have seen them passionate about robotics. This was, in fact, the goal of this Robotics Programme.

When our STEM faculty contacted Mr. Orlando Ward-Santos, as part of the MISTI programme sponsored by Fundació La Pedrera, they realised it was exactly what we were looking for. It had the spirit of the collaborative, innovative and scientific projects we love at St. Peter’s.

Mr. Ward-Santos explained the programme to us: