Make your own dancing robot

Dancing Robots

I just love this activity!  What a brilliant way to get children excited about programming – so simple to do yet so effective.  Learn how to change variables and alter the dance steps of your robot.

Why not make your own dancing robot with some card and split pins for a bright wall display?

Get children to write an algorithm for their own dance moves for others to follow?

Introduce repeats to really get into the grove!


Sally Tippett

Sally was previously and ICT advisor for Staffordshire LA with responsibility for Emerging Technologies, ICT in Literacy, iPads and liaison with the managed services team. She is a highly experienced educator, having worked across the Key Stages in primary school and as a specialist teacher in an EBD school. Sally has written the Primary Computing Framework and works with many schools implementing the new curriculum and embedding mobile technologies.

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