I’m A Robotix Engineer!

Type: School Incursion

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Although important, coding is only one aspect of robotics. In the construction phase, engineering takes centre stage in dictating a robot’s design and functionality.

In this workshop students are given a scenario – from a natural disaster to an automated basketball shooter – and then they design and create a robot engineered to help solve the situation. Using the Robotix platform, the paired students construct their designs ensuring that the mechanics of the robot – levers, fulcrums, gears and pulleys – all work together in making the robot meet its purpose. Finally, motors are added to fully automate the robot and the students can see their creations come to life.

Suitable for:

  • prep
  • year 1
  • year 2
  • year 3
  • year 4
  • year 5
  • year 6
  • year 7
  • year 8
  • special needs


    Adaptable for Primary and Secondary, this immersive engineering workshop meets the following ACARA and Victorian Curriculum Digital Technologies content descriptors:

    Foundation-Year 2
    • Identify and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (VCDTDS013)

    Year 3/4
    • Explain how student-developed solutions and existing information systems meet common personal, school or community needs (ACTDIP012) (VCDTCD025)

    Year 5/6
    • Collaboratively plan, create and communicate ideas and information (ACTDIP022) (VCDTDI029)

    Year 7/8
    • Define and decompose real-world problems taking into account functional requirements (ACTDIP027) (VCDTCD040)
    • Collaboratively plan and manage projects that create and communicate ideas and information (ACTDIP032) (VCDTDI039)

    • Pre-activities available
    • Post-activities available

    Dates & Times:

    The World of Robotics supplies all equipment and materials needed for this incursion and workshops are charged on student numbers per hour. Minimum numbers, hours and fees apply as below.

    Group Size: 20 (min) to 30 (max).
    Incursion Duration: 2 hours (min).
    Minimum cost: on application via the email above

    More information:

    The World of Robotics can happily tailor this workshop to meet your curricular needs or inquiry units. All you need provide is a room with ground floor ramp access (for ease of equipment) and an hour before/after for preparation and pack-up. Tables and chairs are not needed.
    Additional costs may apply depending upon selected workshop.
    As we transport all equipment and materials, surcharges may apply for large travel distances. If regional, we recommend networking with other schools in your area to offset any travel surcharges.
    All equipment and materials remain the property of The World of Robotics.


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    Provider Information

    Robotic Education

    Mention Cursions!

    Robotic Education

    PO Box 461
    Belmont, VIC, 3216

    Phone: 0417 272 880
    Email: ktaylor@robotics.com.au
    Website: www.robotics.com.au/
    Cursions ID: 1545


    Venue details:

    • OH&S policy
    • Public Liability Insurance
    • Staff Police checks

    Staff Qualifications

    Kevin and Pauline have been innovators in Robotics Education, working with both schools and industry organisations (CSIRO, Scienceworks, Questacon). For over 20 years they have been “creating generations of creative and curious minds” (Lisa Van Noordennen – Principal Barnawartha PS) and their ability to immerse students in robotics ensures “true light bulb learning moments” (Joanne Kretsis –Auburn South PS).

    As expected, The World of Robotics complies with requirements such as WWCC, VIT Registration and First Aid (inc Anaphylaxis) training and can be contacted via the email and website above.

    Business Accreditations

    The World of Robotics… “offered our students thinking well beyond standard project learning… energy and enthusiasm – so much more than just a robot.” Marg Scott – Network Improvement Officer, Grampians Region

    • Founding Member of RoboCup
    • G.A.T.E.WAYS Presenter for 20yrs
    • CSIRO Double Helix Presenter for 15yrs
    • Scienceworks Melbourne Presenter
    • Questacon, Canberra Presenter
    • Monash Science Centre Presenter
    • CHIPS Presenter for 10 years
    • Consultant for Success for Boys
    • Robotics yand Digital Technologies Consultant

    Further information

    “We have worked with World of Robotics for 15 years… whole school, every year.” Ian Sloane – Principal Mitcham PS

    The World of Robotics is a one-stop solution to immersing your students in robotics. Supplying tailored programs and providing all equipment needed, the workshops go beyond Robotics and Digital Technologies – making solid connections with numeracy, literacy and thinking curricula.

    “Problem-solving, persistence, scaffolded learning, high expectations, collaborative learning, risk-taking, test-evaluate-modify… Robotic Education met our aims and more!” Rob Nelson – Principal Bannockburn PS

    Additional information

    To discuss how to have a workshop in your school, contact Kevin and Pauline on the email above or visit their website.

    We have a huge range of robotics equipment
    available for workshops with students of all ages:

    Robotix – Foundation to Year 10
    Cubelets – Foundation to Year 8
    Logi Blocs – Year 1 to Year 3
    Probot – Year 3 to Year 6
    Vex. - Year 6 to Year 10
    Owi - Kits


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