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9A QUT Excursion

29/03/2017

9A QUT excursion

17 March 2017

On Friday 17 March, 9A visited the QUT Science and Engineering campus at Gardens Point. Run by two current 4th year engineering students at the university, we participated in a physics workshop, focusing on pseudocode and microcontrollers, like Arduino.

After learning about the basics of code, we separated into groups to use these new skills. By altering and developing a simple coding structure, we were able to write up a set of instructions that, once uploaded to line racers (small racing cars), would make the vehicles move in particular ways at particular speeds – depending on the data we substituted into the code.

We also spent time on The Cube, using the technology to answer a worksheet about physics and the effects of gravity on different planets. Overall the trip was an amazing experience and we would love to go back at any time.

Lizzy, Sophie and Rhianna

Year 9 students