LEGO RED ROVER INTERNET
March 29, 2001
video of news cast
Doing and seeing is great for learning science. As in
real space exploration, being at remote places is not always possible.
It would be great to be on Mars - but so far only traveling around on Mars
has been by robotics. Students at Davis Creek Elementary, Barboursville
Middle and Big Creek High have been trying their hand at modeling that
exploration with LEGO robotics. Programming autonomous rovers and teleoperating
rovers with RED ROVER software modeled some of the aspects of space exploration.
Students have developed solutions to the problems that arise when exploring
with only information from sensors and camera. They have been able to accomplish
tasks such as gathering samples remotely. However, as in real exploration,
there needs to be a way to get the material back to earth. This challenge
today was to launch a rocket remotely. After all there is no one
on Mars to push the button.
Connected through the internet on RED
ROVER from the Planetary Society
Big Creek, Davis Creek, and Barboursville drove rovers.
At Barboursville Middle school in WV, the entire school came out
for the launch.
The newscasters were seen by the students at Davis Creek and Big
through the camera connected to the computer in Mrs. Bickel's room.
Those at the other end could type back what they saw
and capture pictures on their computers.
The two images are slightly different because of different delay
Watching is exciting.
Being there was exciting.
Mrs. Simon, at Davis Creek took pictures of the computer pictures
that were seen there.
The FIRST LEGO League talked with the Channel
Thank you for coming to see our project at Barboursville Middle
Launch in News Intro
Launch by LEGO Robotics and Red Rover in the NEWS
LEGO Links of Linda
Creek Elementary Mars
Colony at Davis Creek Getting
ready March 2000
Middle Math class, English
class, and FIRST
LEGO League Rocket
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